Key Self-Development Skills in the Workplace
While self-development skills can benefit all parts of your life, these particular practices may be useful in the workplace and help you advance your career. There are a wide range of Self-Coaching Sessions, Assessments, Models, Programmes & Podcasts on The CoachPro System™ that will identify, guide and support you in these key areas:
- Be an active listener. Part of being a good communicator is paying attention to what other people say. Concentrate on understanding what your co-workers and clients are saying so you can remember that information and respond well. Use effective and professional listening and communication skills in everything from phone conversations to job interviews.
- Work well with others. Good people skills make you a valued team member. You should be able to collaborate with and motivate others. Cultivate your social skills to build relationships with colleagues, clients, customers and acquaintances of all types and backgrounds.
- Organise your time, work and materials. Plan out tasks so you can complete them quickly and easily. Know what projects to prioritise if you are handling more than one. If you are well-organised, you may be better able to meet your deadlines and collaborate effectively with others.
- Work through challenging situations. When dealing with a problem, assess your options and determine the best solution. Know when to ask for advice or research different scenarios. People who can think critically and work through complex problems are more likely to make good decisions both in life and work.
- Believe in yourself. If you have confidence in your decisions, others may be more likely to believe in you as well. This positive energy can help motivate and instil confidence in those around you. You are better able to handle challenges and reach goals if you approach them with confidence rather than doubt.
- Adapt to change. Be flexible so you can deal with changes in work and life easily. Adaptable people can work well alone, and on a team, to manage multiple projects, work under a variety of conditions, accept new ideas and more. Being able to respond well to change can also make these situations less stressful for everyone involved.
- Be truthful. Honesty is the foundation of a positive relationship with colleagues and supervisors. Practice good ethics and stand by your values. Integrity can bring you respect, satisfaction and a good reputation at work.
- Be committed to and passionate about your job. People with good work ethic tend to be productive, reliable and determined to do quality work. This dedication can help you complete tasks on time and motivate your peers.
Guide those around you. Being a good leader requires confidence, vision and communication. People who build these leadership skills can help their team progress and be productive without being controlling.