Professional Development Plan

Professional Development Plan
To become an effective manager in the 21st century global economy requires a commitment to
professional excellence and integrity, achievable through establishing habits of self-reflection,
life-long learning, and professional development.
The purpose of this assignment is for you to reflect on where you are currently in your
management and leadership capabilities. You need to examine your strength and weakness, and
how can you use the four principles of management and other management theories to create
value in a given organization.
Spend some time reflecting below on where you currently are in your leadership and
management capabilities, what you have learned about effective management in this course, and
how you want to develop and improve as you continue your leadership and management
capabilities moving forward in your chosen field.
Conduct a research project and synthesize your findings into a six pages report with five
academic or scholarly references using APA style to address these three main management
1. Self-Leadership and management
a. Self-leadership provides an opportunity to achieve your objectives through your
own thinking, feelings, and behaviors.
b. Provide a complete assessment of yourself, identifying your strengths and
weakness as a manager.
c. What strategies will you use to build your management capabilities?
2. Managing and leading others
a. An effective leader has followers and inspires them. This relationship is mutually
beneficial to leaders and followers support each other in order to achieve goals,
vision, or objectives.
b. How do you plan to inspire followership through the utilization of leadership and
motivation theories?
3. Career development and Advancement
a. Examine management strategies that will enable you to be successful in your
b. Identify resources that can enhance your career advancement.