Be your best<br />Presented by<br />Arathy V Kurup<br />Vineeth K N<br />
Know yourself<br />Find out how you think?<br />What it is:<br /> Our brains are divided in to quadrants which each have different functions and abilities:-<br />Right frontal : best at creative tasks and ideas.<br />Right basal : deals with feelings and intuition.<br />Left frontal : best at logic and reasoning.<br />Left basal : best at organizing the world, sorting, arranging and filing, keeping order and maintaining routine <br />
Each of us possesses all four to some extent and 95% of us use some parts more than others.<br />Men tend to use more of their left brain.<br />Women use more of their right.<br />How to use it : <br />
Determine what you value<br />Values are the things underpin and influence our behavior and the way we react.<br />Source is deep-seated and complex.<br />It is very hard to change values<br />The tool used to rate your values is simple questionnaire.<br />How to use it<br />Assess each of the personal values on both scale A and scale B. Add the two to come up with an overall score.<br />
Which of your 5 values are being relatively well satisfied at present?<br />Which of your most important values are not being met?<br />What effect does this have on you and those around you?<br />Identify any ways that you can think of to change your current position to satisfy more of your values?<br /> Hint : The more your life is in tune with your values, the less stress you will suffer.<br />
Be clear what drives you<br />People who own and manage their own careers are energized by motives which drive them.<br />Career drivers are inner forces which determine what you want and need from your working life.<br />Career drivers are derived from your personality, abilities, values and self image.<br />Awareness of your own career drivers will help you to do things which really suits you.<br />Drivers are not fixed <br />
How to use it<br />Review the list of career drivers. Each is a blend of wants and needs.<br />Rank the drivers to reflect how important you feel they are to you.<br />Answer the following questions:<br /><ul><li>How have the top 2 drivers influenced your life so far?
To what extent does your current role satisfy your career drivers?</li></ul>Hint : Career drivers are the unseen hand which guides personal decision making<br />
Audit your skills<br />A skill is something you can do. This tool gives you the opportunity to focus on what you are good at.<br />Knowing your skills will increase your self confidence and assertiveness and help you make the most of new opportunities.<br />How to use it<br />The first step is to stimulate your thoughts by making a list of experiences.<br />Search out any additional information you have on your skills<br />
Use all this data to list: your skills as a manager, team member, technical expert, project role.<br />Where possible, indicate to what standard you can perform these skills?<br />Now, review your answers to identify your skills and interests.<br />Describe your personality<br />Personality describes the behavior and mental characteristics that make each of us unique. <br />The tool used is not a fully blown personality assessment tool <br />
How to use it<br />Review the scales and plot where you feel you are on each scale.<br />Identify other words/phrases which describe your personality.<br />Ask someone else who knows you well to rate you against the scales. This will test the accuracy of your self perception.<br />Reflect on the consequences of your personality.<br />Hint : Others often have a more accurate perception of your personality than you do seek feedback from people you trust.<br />
2) Plan your life<br />Take a process view<br />Career or life planning can be viewed as a process just like any other activity.<br />This tool outlines the main steps in the process and the questions to be answered.<br />How to use it<br />Review the process map<br />Where you are on the map<br />Are you happy with the position/do you want to move forward?<br />Identify which specific tools can help you <br />
Paint your future<br />This tool will give you an idea of what you want to be in future<br />Your vision of the future needs to be: based on realistic assumptions, in sufficient detail to be clear to you, exciting and optimistic, realistic, grounded in your values and beliefs.<br />How to use it<br />
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