Personal skills are – communication, knowledge, caring for people, creativity, and helping others. Professional skills are – time management, problem solving, teamwork, leadership, negotiating. My personal skills are also communication, knowledge of foreign languages, of management, leadership and marketing. I have obtained them from my knowledge, experience, communication and books. I would like to improve them and to get more essential skills in future, which will bring me more benefits.
My personal skill audit tabulation:
|Personal skills||Professional skills||Need improvement|
|communication||time management||foreign languages|
|caring for people||teamwork||management|
|helping others||negotiating||new technologies|
I think that it is extremely important to have different skills that will help a person get a better job, to succeed and to open new horizons, which will contribute to the professional skills. Also, new knowledge is indispensable. As evidenced by people that surround me, I would like to provide a brief description of my behavior. I can say that sometimes I am rather modest and I do not take a lot of risk. I prefer to think over different options that will help me to depict the most important issues and essential information. I think that my behavior corresponds to the behavior that a student should have in order to achieve certain goals, become successful and develop skills.
Interpersonal skills refer to mental and communicative algorithmsapplied during social communications and interactions to achieve certain effects orresults.
Basic concepts associated with interpersonal communication are as self-concept, attitude, personality, values and goals. It will help create an individual who is capable and confident when they interact with their surroundings.
Self-concept was introduced by William James (Deaux & Wrights, 1988). James has described the self as ‘me’ or ‘I’. And ‘I’ is viewed from the perspective of broad and covers the body, mind, underwear, home, wife, children, friends, ancestors, reputation, education and matters related to the self. This is all a wealth of experience and influence on the well-being. James also believes the experience of self is a social experience in which personal identity depends on our relationships with others, can also be a personal right. Self-concept is also an identity and it is affecting the social environment. Strong self-concept is to ensure a balance – Physical, Emotional, Spiritual, Intellectual and Social in life.
Physical concept – is the self-confidence from the physical. The concept of Social Interaction is the type of interaction is not well liked or accepted by the people of the individual. The concept of emotion – is such as the cheerful, sensitive, etc. Intellectual concepts describe the performance in education and personal conflicts of the wisdom contained in the individual. Self-concept consists of two types of positive self-concept and negative self-concept. Individuals with positive self-concept can often face problems and challenges with courage, optimism, and with more open attitude and welcomes comments and criticisms of others. He is more relaxed, easy to interact with others and easily approached. The situation is more calm and there are stable emotions.
Individuals with negative self-concept will feel dissatisfied, unhappy, and easily wounded. Behavioral problems such as this made them less accepted by peers, teachers and community. This situation will further aggravate the student self-image. They will have a low level of confidence, humility, passive, depressed, not willing to socialize or even started to pull away, irritable, unhappy, sulky and pessimistic quickly. Here is a guide to develop a positive self-concept of the individual. Make sure the goals will be achieved by clear
each man knows what they need. We should have goals that are practical and realistic in the form of self-concept. With the strong expertise and good quality self-help any person achieve that goal.
Considering the learning style models, in the mid 1970’s Peter Honey and Alan Mumford adapted David Kolb’s model for using it in business.
There were made two adaptations for the Kolb’s experiential model. The Honey & Mumford stages are:
- Having an experience
- Reviewing the experience
- Concluding from the experience
- Planning the next steps.
This means that experience is indispensable and it will help a person succeed and plan the future.
Make your own decisions. We must make our own decisions and do not replicate the results of other people just because we only know the self. They should also be willing to bear the risk of a decision. We need to imagine a better result in what we want to achieve and strive for a result that reflected the positive thinking. Development of professional skills is extremely important. Professional skills that will strengthen us, shape our self-concept and helps become more confident in doing things. Using the method of support, by way of psychology, we should reward ourselves by stroking or a gift to yourself for the results and performance that has been done. Every individual must accept his own shortcomings.
Attitude is not owned by a person, but he has his experience and this means that attitudes are dynamic and can be changed through education and training. Attitudes also play an important role as a motivating factor in human action whether to accept or reject something. However, attitudes can not be seen or measured in the light, except in the forms of behavior or actions are detected indirectly by the actions of certain disclosed. Attitude is spontaneous in action.
Fernandes (1985) says that attitude is the feeling of like or dislike of any group, institution or concept. Birren and colleagues (1981) believes that attitudes can determine how the personality of a person is born because it is the result of an evaluation of the object, another person or particular social problems. Some experts believe that attitudes consist of three components, cognitive components, affective and behavioral. Cognitive component refers to the belief or confidence in someone who is holding. Affective component is the feeling held by a person against an object. Component behavior is the tendency to behave or do certain ways of an object. (Sherwood & Wagner 1969, 1980 and Sears et Gahagan. Al. 1988).
In summary it can be summarized as the attitude of willingness to respond either positively or negatively on something that was born into a tangible action and measurable. ‘Personality comes from the Arabic meaning of character. Privacy is the nature of a person who is dear to him. Individual attitudes, norms and values are held by a person which will showcase their ‘personality whether good or not. A ‘personality characteristics and attitudes of a person form the perspective of external and internal. ‘Personality is the personality of a person, which can be displayed through the characters’ personality is good.
Personal skills such as motivation, commitment, motivation, flexibility, creativity, perseverance include general skills and attitudes, in which the individual attitude is expressed to the world and from work. My personal strengths are the ability to think creatively, to read a lot, to be interested in the newest technologies and foreign languages. My personal weaknesses can be the lack of patience, the lack of experience and knowledge in certain areas. Professional skills can be described as the abilities to work effectively, the gained experience, the skills and knowledge and also creativity. Also, of importance is the ability to focus on fewer, essential in order to focus the forces and increase their effectiveness. Another principle of management that is focused particularly on the long-term development of knowledge and skills are concerned, the expansion of already existing strengths rather than eliminating weaknesses. The focus on a few gifts under conscious ignorance of too negligible weaknesses is a key qualification, to be effective and successful in any field. The ability to initiate, taking into account the strengths and weaknesses of self-learning process is called self-learning skills. A key capability is also dealing with emotional blocks, motivation problems and stress. Learning and knowledge are in a reciprocal relationship, different perspectives correspond to the same phenomenon. Knowledge is based on learning is the result of human action and cognition. Knowledge in turn creates new ways of thinking and of action, subject to such a perception and learning processes.
The way in which new knowledge is created, is very diverse. Embedded in an artificial environment and social knowledge-makers is to find out how knowledge is created effectively and efficiently, or can be shared. The specific problems and objectives require the choice of the appropriate knowledge carrier. The actual learning process is preceded by the identification of individual abilities and objectives. A great importance is the determination of the learning type and the matching of learning on the person and situation. The use of learning strategies includes those behaviors and thoughts that enable learners to their motivation and the process of learning to influence and control. The focus here is placed on the process, the process of active knowledge construction and individual. Reading techniques are used to adapt the way of reading the goals of the reader and thus contribute to optimal use by minimizing costs.
All in all, information overload and poor quality of information make the search, preparation and documentation of information in spite of many technological options are often difficult. A personal information management is aimed at using information and communication technologies, practical approaches and solutions to curb the wealth of information to a reasonable degree, evaluate and keep it available. Simple and practical strategies for individual information processing include: Collect information not aimlessly, but always in terms of answers to concrete problems and hypotheses; Condense information (through visualization, keywords, tables) concentrate, reduce and restructure; attention to compact, well-structured information of high reliability; Folder structures and classifications to reconsider regularly. Many new technological developments have changed the personal knowledge management in recent years fundamentally. Personal and professional skills audit shows the possibilities of a person and also the corresponding perspectives.