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Self Development: How to Help Yourself and ARS. Diane M. Strub, MWA DAD NACOP Training Conference August 18-19, 2010 Norman, Oklahoma. Self Development. Goal of this Session : Share some thoughts and insights to help you be successful in your ARS career. Self Assessment.

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Self development how to help yourself and ars

Self Development: How to Help Yourself and ARS

Diane M. Strub, MWA DAD

NACOP Training Conference

August 18-19, 2010

Norman, Oklahoma


Self development

Self Development

Goal of this Session:

Share some thoughts and insights

to help you be successful in

your ARS career.


Self assessment

Self Assessment

  • What do you like about your job?

  • What don’t you like/frustrates you?

  • What can you change?

  • What are your career challenges?

  • Do you feel successful?


Define success

Define Success

What does “Success” look like to you:

  • Climbing the career ladder?

  • Salary?

  • Self satisfaction?

  • Quality work?

  • Part of a successful team / inclusion?

  • Recognition?

How do I get “lucky”?


Knowledge skills abilities

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Interpersonal Skills

  • Research of successful individuals show they attribute their success to interpersonal skills (85%) and

    technical skills (15%).


Knowledge skills abilities1

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Interpersonal Skills

  • Communication and self projection

  • Positive thinking

  • Good listener

  • “Can do” attitude

  • Team player

  • Glass half full / half empty

  • Humor/Laughter


Knowledge skills abilities2

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Organizational Skills

  • Are you organized?

  • How do you prioritize multiple tasks

    and “juggle many hats”?

  • What kind of time management tool do you use?


Knowledge skills abilities3

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Increased Knowledge Base

  • What are you reading?

  • Utilize your resources?

    • P&Ps

    • Reference Guides

    • Manuals

    • Job Aids

  • Be a life long learner


Knowledge skills abilities4

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Increased Technical Ability

  • “SWAT” Analysis

S.W.A.T.

  • Strengths

  • Weaknesses

  • Abilities

  • Training


Next steps

Next Steps

Build a plan for your success

  • Details

  • Teams/ Committees /Task Groups

  • Special Assignments

  • Shadowing opportunities

  • Evaluate your environment

  • Evaluate your personal situation

  • Build an IDP

  • Be open to opportunities


Next steps1

Next Steps

  • Prepare for that “lucky break”

  • Luck: preparation meeting opportunity!

  • Every day a job interview!

  • FormalTraining

  • Self Development

  • Build yourself a strong network

“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Peter Drucker


Do s and don ts 1

Do’s and Don’ts 1

  • Do understand every day you are on the job you are on a job interview.

  • Don’t wait for an opportunity to come before you prepare

  • Do foster a “can do” attitude!


Do s and don ts 2

Do’s and Don’ts 2

“Do what you can with what you have right where you are.” Teddy Roosevelt

“Unless a person undertakes more than they can possibly do, they will never do all they possibly can.”

Do be willing to learn from your mistakes!


Do s and don ts 3

Do’s and Don’ts 3

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Vince Lombardi

  • Don’t sit back and expect opportunity to knock on your door. If you don’t prepare for it, you may not recognize it nor will anyone else recognize you as a candidate for that opportunity


Do s and don ts 4

Do’s and Don’ts 4

“Never be afraid to try something new.

Remember, amateurs built the ark;

professionals built the Titanic.”


Do s and don ts 5

Do’s and Don’ts 5

Don’t be afraid to ask for some advice. Seek assistance on how to reach achieve your success.


Do s and don ts 6

Do’s and Don’ts 6

Do learn how to deal with the

“tyranny of the urgent”. Manage the

stress, prioritize, and do your best.

Do strive for balance between your work life and your personal life.


Summary

Summary

  • Define your success

  • Plan how to achieve it.

  • Tapinto all available resources.

  • Start today:

    • Meet some new people today.

    • Be a life long learner.

    • Work on a legitimate IDP.

  • Be content with your choices.


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