As a first time manager my short term goal (next 2-3 years) is to establish myself in my current role and develop my management skills. Drucker (2005) discusses the importance of working to my strengths, having good self-awareness and an understanding how I perform. As part of my career goal I would like to complete the relevant tertiary education (MBA) to equip me with the tools to enable my success.
As a medium term goal (next 3-5 years) my aim is to move up into a regional management position to further develop my practical experience, expand my area of expertise from predominantly mortgage sales to a broader scope of business management and develop a network of associates that will support my goals. “Nothing can move your career further and faster than having a base of associates positioned to support you and your goals” (Calano & Salzman, 1988, p. 244)
I am aware that in order to achieve my longer term goal of becoming an executive manager for a Mutual or “not-for-profit” organisation, I need to develop not just my own personal awareness but also an awareness of those around me. Buckingham (2005) asserts that in order to be a truly great manager you need to be able to discover what is truly unique about each person and then capitalize on it.
My current employer is invested in developing organisational capabilities through staff development, they encourage positive employee behaviour,…