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Personal Strengths And Weaknesses

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Abilities and Skills

When evaluating my personal strengths, I would have to choose the ability to analyze first. I do well with reviewing data and being able to translate what the data is saying into words. I thoroughly enjoy evaluating data against a basis point and being able to express why there is a difference. My analytical skills also allow me to be decisive. I can quickly go through was has been presented and decide what course of action should be taken. If I have analyzed the situation correctly, my timely decision will be correct. Organization would be my next strength. I pride myself in the use of To Do lists. Early in my career, the use of To Do lists was presented to me. I thought they were difficult and too time consuming to keep up. In the last few years I have found them to be an invaluable tool in keeping myself and my employees on track. To do lists are my way of planning. Time is a precious commodity in work and school. By having a plan I ensure that my time, as well as the company's, is not wasted. A further benefit of being organized is that it allows me to multi-task efficiently. It is not uncommon for me to be working on several different projects all at once. Again, I do not like the feeling of wasting time and by multi-tasking, I am making the most of my time.

Areas for Improvement

In review of my personal weaknesses, I would have to list my hesitation to accept change at the top. I follow certain processes because they work. They worked in the past and they will work in the future. I do not know if it is my old age or what, but I am reluctant to accept anything that is changing. As stated by Carter, Bishop and Lyman (2002) "a company's survival may depend on finding new solutions" (166). The only way to find those new solutions is through change. Another weakness is avoidance. Conflict makes me very uncomfortable. I will do all I can to evade a disagreement. If pushed I will confront a situation. However, I need to get angry to be in the right mindset to deal with the problem at hand. I then deal with the circumstances by attacking the problem, but according to Ben Adkins (2005), "when

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