Personal Assessment of Managerial Skills
For a leader to grow, advance, and otherwise generate levels of sufficient proficiency they must find personally assess their strengths and weaknesses and create a leadership development plan.
49). Many managers strive for success and believe that this is only realized through continuous advancement, demonstrating a relentless ambition (Kirkpatrick & Locke, 1991, p. 49). The characteristics of both leaders and managers are significant because they support individuals who are driven, enthusiastic, motivated, and committed, albeit for different reasons. Therefore, these traits must be examined closely in order to effectively respond to the demands of these professions and to support the ability to be resilient during periods of frustration and/or turmoil.
You have to know where you are at before you start on a road to where you want to go. The Personal Assessment of Management Skills (PAMS) is a good way for a good manager to become better. With it, he or she is able to spot differences in how they see themselves and how others see them as well as point out strengths and weaknesses. As such, we may map out a path that will make us each better at management.
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