Who Am I Today
For Chapter 1, you will paint a portrait of yourself as a manager. How do you currently see yourself? Your answer can be based on present-day employment experiences or by anticipating how you think you might act if offered a managerial position today. The goal of this chapter is to provide a description of who you are as both a manager and as an individual. It allows you to reflect on where you are in your personal life and career and analyze those qualities and traits that have made you who you are today.
Include what you have learned about yourself during this program. Be specific in your comments and cite the resources from the courses that were useful to you in your discovery process. For this chapter you may choose to address the following topics. Note: This list is not intended to be exhaustive, nor does every question need to be answered––although a significant number should be. It is given to provide general context as you develop a cohesive document that is both personally relevant and research-based, built from knowledge acquired through the Master of Science in Management program, this course, and other credible resources.
- What defines you today?
- What are your values, strengths, and weaknesses? Analyze how these affect your management style. What can you do to build on your strengths and minimize your weaknesses?
- What drives you personally and professionally? How can you use this knowledge to propel yourself in the direction you want to go?
- What matters to you as you think about yourself in the role of a manager?
- How has your self-image as a manager changed since you began this program?
- What are the key theories or concepts you hope to use as a manager?
- This chapter should be 3–5 pages with at least two references from previous courses and two new references from scholarly resources. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.
Note: About me I am a Project Officer (Project Manager) for the School Construction Authority SCA my primary work is overseeing the re- construction at various schools and managing the contractors.
ALL work in APA format!
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