Assignment Task for managing self and others (total word count 2750) Task 1 (word count 650) a) Using the templates provided below (SWOT templates, skill audit templates, weekly diary templates and personal development plan templates) complete the following using information from career development activities previously undertaken and Information gained from the career assessment tools ( i.e temperament, personality insight, workplace culture, motivation at work, personal resilience). Skills audit Personal Development plan Learning Diary accounting for the 8 different aspects of development such as motivation; leadership; communication; mentoring; team building; planning, delegation. SWOT analysis SKILLS AUDIT TEMPLATE SKILL TYPICAL DESCRIPTORS SKILL LEVEL Low High SPECIFIC COMMENTS Organisation and time management Prioritising, dealing with paperwork; interruptions; planning your day. 1 2 3 4 5 Decision making and problem solving Ability to make decisions; selecting suitable solutions; analysis of appropriateness. 1 2 3 4 5 Planning Leading teams; consulting team members; task allocation; objective setting. 1 2 3 4 5 Delegation Matching tasks to staff; providing guidance and advice; maintaining staff motivation and focus. 1 2 3 4 5 Motivation Applying motivational techniques; understanding individual motives; making tasks challenging; encouraging creativity; providing team support; engendering trust and openness. 1 2 3 4 5 Coaching Providing guidance; listening skills; ability to draw out information; reinforcing behaviour using feedback; negotiating; planning goals and objectives. 1 2 3 4 5 Target setting Understanding and communicating organisational objectives; use of SMART objectives to achieve targets. 1 2 3 4 5 Interpersonal skills Relating to others; building rapport and positive relationships; being sensitive to peoples needs; using influencing and persuasive skills to help others improve performance or overcome problems; listening effectively and providing feedback; being assertive; use of body language. 1 2 3 4 5 Written communications Structure and format of letters, memos, e-mails, reports 1 2 3 4 5 Oral communications Structure and format: techniques for effective presentations; using the telephone; meetings. 1 2 3 4 5 OTHERS SPECIFIC TO YOUR ROLE 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 SWOT TEMPATE Strengths: What do you do well? What unique resources can you draw on? What do others see as your strengths? Weaknesses: What could you improve? Where do you have fewer resources than others? What are others likely to see as weaknesses? Opportunities: What good opportunities are open to you? What trends could you take advantage of? How can you turn strengths into opportunities? Threats: What trends could harm you? What is your competition doing? What threats do your weaknesses expose you to? Weekly Learning Diary Example 1 Week: What went well? What didn t go so well and why? What will be done differently in the future? Example 2 Week Number What went well? What didn t go so well and why? What will be done differently in the future? Personal Development Plan: Template Column 1: what are my development objectives. Column 2: what activities do I need to undertake to achieve my objectives. Column 3: what support/resources do I need to achieve my objectives. Column 4:Target date for achieving my objectives. Column 5: Actual date of achieving my objectives. What are my development objectives? What activities do I need to undertake to achieve my objectives? What support/resources do I need to achieve my objectives Target date for achieving my objectives Actual date of achieving my objectives Task 2 (word count 2100) Produce a reflective statement which provides a critical reflection of your learning diary. Within your statement include reflection on: The initial inventories taken and how these differ from earlier personal development planning activities within the workplace, or during your present programme of study. . The theoretical aspects of managing self such as stress management, time management, positive thinking, and decision making. The management of others such as delegation, motivation, assertiveness team building, performance and management. . Application of theory to practice through the analysis of your weekly diaries. Guidelines to note underpin your analysis and evaluation of the key issues with appropriate and wide rang academic research and ensure this is referenced using the BU Harvard system. Use the BU Harvard Referencing method in this assignment Prepare a title page, executive summary, reference list and appendices.