Success in any professional or academic undertaking requires an itinerary with goal setting as the basic step. An individual development plan is geared towards personal success which involves coming up with a plan to achieve the already identified goals. One should also stay motivated in order to achieve these goals within the stipulated time. Changes in our lives occur at different points with each change demanding new responsibilities. On order to achieve our goals, these changes are inevitable. Setting up our goals is a conscious action while achieving them is partly subconscious.
One of my main goals in applying for a DBA in global supply chain management is to satisfy the intellectual curiosity in achieving the highest level of education. Pursuing this program will give me a perfect opportunity for intellectual simulation in pursuit of holistic self-actualization. I have always had a zeal to continue learning and know more and more about the world around me. To complete high school so that I could know all I needed about the world around me. However, graduating from high school and college surprised me negatively. I realized that graduating from each only placed me in the world as a child going back to elementary school. Graduating in business administration only made me realize that the business world was indeed wide and played a key role in human existence. Thus, I decided to pursue it up to its highest level.
[...] I will also integrate efficient management approaches which are just-in-time and also apply sourcing in global supply chain operations. I will also apply social skills to gain expertise in management relationships, responsibilities and accountabilities in global supply chain management. With these, I will reach great heights in my career. My strengths strongly support the steps that I will to take. I have acquired management skills at a company where I have been handling large workloads in short time frames. I have had a passion for being in the business world since I was young. [...]
[...] This disaster left residents in Los Angeles without access to neither water nor clean food. It called for professionals to be quick and decisive to come up with efficient supply of water and food. Statistics show that more than 6.5 million liters of water and about 2 million meals to assist the resident through the disaster. The society today faces challenges that the supply chain infrastructure can solve effectively. Economic growth through infrastructural development is due to global supply chain management to support quick and easier access to goods and services. [...]
[...] I have not only acquired theoretical knowledge in these but also applied them in the field during my working experience in a distinguished organization. I have certification from a recognized industry which makes me at a better position to achieve my goal. References Grit, Roel. Managing Your Competencies: Personal Development Plan. Groningen: Wolters-Noordhoff Print. Adair, John and Melanie Allen. The Concise Time Management and Personal Development. London: Thorogood Internet resource. [...]
[...] I also have outstanding negotiation, communication and abilities in leadership. This is evident in my rich curriculum vitae. I have gained specialized skills in risk management, globalization, lead-time management and logistics which help me serve the society. I plan to combine this with the research skills that I will gain after pursuing my DBA. The best way to solve modern challenges in the business world is to undertake original research in the field. It will require a professional with insight on what questions and parameters to focus on in the field in order to tackle the problem at hand. [...]
[...] Preparing Professional Development Plan (PDP) Personal Development Plan Introduction Success in any professional or academic undertaking requires an itinerary with goal setting as the basic step. An individual development plan is geared towards personal success which involves coming up with a plan to achieve the already identified goals. One should also stay motivated in order to achieve these goals within the stipulated time. Changes in our lives occur at different points with each change demanding new responsibilities. On order to achieve our goals, these changes are inevitable. [...]
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