Personal Development Strategy
A personal development strategy begins with a simple premise: your development is your responsibility.
At heart we probably know this to be the case, yet how often do we sit back waiting for that development to be put on a plate for us. For a lucky few, things might fall into place easily, but for most of us that will not be the case.
So why not decide that you’re going to make your own development a priority, rather than leaving things to chance.
Here we suggest 15 tips to help you think about your own personal development strategy. In doing so we propose that you think more widely about how you’d like to develop. Don’t limit your thinking to just the work you’re currently doing.
We think development is much wider than job specific training, it should be about your career and about your life.
Perhaps a good place to end this article is with what could be described as St Augustine’s personal development strategy:
If you would attain to what you are not yet, you must always be displeased by what you are.
For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained.
Keep adding, keep walking, keep advancing.
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Excellent information to get everything back into perspective.
I am currently producing learning materials to support the Institute of Leadership and Management’s VRQ at Level 4 and would like to incorporate some of your stuff into the workbooks.
Excellent really helpful!!