Becoming an effective manager is not as simple as it may sound. A position of authority is unlikely to fall into one's lap because he / she desires it. Planning your own development to reach the goals you have set for yourself is the first step in becoming a manager and it does not stop there. Even after one does secure a management position, they must have had some combination of education, experience, and determination to manage employees effectively. Being an effective manager requires training, dedication, and an overall plan of how one will achieve their goals as a manager. In this paper, you will be presented with my personal plan to become an excellent manager. Defining what makes an ideal manager, my personal mission and vision for myself and my future, and defining both my strengths and my goals will allow you to recognize my personal development plan.
Being a manager is not a simple task. There are a number of roles and traits that a manager needs to take on and exhibit to be effective. I am grateful that my current department manager is a great example of someone who exemplifies all of the necessary ideals of a manager. He is able to process, provide, and use information effectively to lead our team of dedicated logistics professionals. All of those traits are ones that I believe I possess and will be able to utilize in my future management career.
[...] Since I was sixteen years old, I knew I wanted that business to be a restaurant. I have always felt that I am able to dissect a situation or issue and determine the best course of action to solve it. Achieving this goal would give me the opportunity to show myself that all the hard work I have put in to getting to that point, and all the hard work I will put into my restaurant will all pay off. [...]
[...] According to Allen (2006), “Goals are preludes to actions. You can't accomplish anything of consequence without a goal” (p. 8).Throughout this course, I have learned quite a bit about myself and that has helped me to establish two future goals that I can achieve in the next 10 years. My first goal is to complete my B.S. Degree in Business Management with a specialization in Small Business and Entrepreneurship by the end of 2017. I must be determined to stay on task with each course and each assignment, I must be consistent in my quality of work, and I must manage my time wisely while working a full time job and starting a family with my wife. [...]
[...] I have always thought of myself as all of those things, but I didn't realize how important they were to me, my current profession, and my future business until I saw the results and analyzed them. I believe other characteristics that were lower on my strengths lists are also very important to my future business. Those include bravery, hope, and perspective and I will be sure to work harder to incorporate those traits into my business as well. Management Goals Goal development alone is a great whale of a task. It takes truly understanding yourself and where you would like to be in order to set out achievable goals. [...]
[...] In this paper, you will be presented with my personal plan to become an excellent manager. Defining what makes an ideal manager, my personal mission and vision for myself and my future, and defining both my strengths and my goals will allow you to recognize my personal development plan. The Ideal Manager Being a manager is not a simple task. There are a number of roles and traits that a manager needs to take on and exhibit to be effective. [...]
[...] A vision statement is more of distant look into the future. Where would this future company (or in this case, person) be in 10 years? What would they look like or operate like? Vision statements should be broad enough to leave room for movement and interpretation but still provide a clear direction that a company or person intends to follow. My person vision statement is as follows: To spend the next ten years gaining the knowledge and skills I believe are necessary for success in the restaurant business. [...]
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