MGT 521 Week 1 Assignment


By completing the My Career Plan activities in this course, you are taking some of the first steps to creating a career plan that will help you reach your career goals.

  • If you need additional information, review the My Career Plan Student Guide, located on the Career Plan website.

Navigate to the My Career Plan in Phoenix Career Services.

Complete the Career Interests Profiler and the Career Plan Building Activity: Competencies.

  • You may have already completed the Career Interests Profiler during enrollment. Your results will be saved if this is the case.
  • You must complete both the Career Interests Profiler and the Career Plan Building Activity: Competencies to proceed with My Career Plan in the following weeks. You may access your results at any time in My Career Plan.

Write a paper of no more than 350 words discussing the results of your Career Plan Building Activities.

  • Discuss the ways in which understanding your personal competencies will help you to become a better communicator and manager.
  • How might you need to change your communication techniques to work with the different functioning areas of your business?
  • Which competencies should you specifically focus on to adapt your communication techniques?

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MGT 521 Week 1 Assignment

Career Plan Building Activity

In this paper, I had to complete “My Career Plan Activities,” through University of Phoenix, and from the results I am more vigilant to my strengths, but also the weaknesses that can prevent me from being more effective to an organization and its employees. Management has to identify his or her underlying strengths and weaknesses to adapt accordingly with certain situations as a manager. Based on the career competencies assessment I discovered that everyone has intra and inter-personal components. Intra-personal competencies refer to oneself; to include anticipation, aptitude, comprehension, and stress tolerance. Inter-personal competencies deal with oral and written communications, and the ability to build relationships. Personally, as a manager I would place significant emphasis on building and cultivating professional relationships with other departments and employees.

To work with the different functioning areas there are three things to remember when communicating, which are, you, the audience, and the message. The audience is most important because as the manager I have to know employee tasks and responsibilities within the organization. Also communication techniques that I need to enhance are my expressions and understanding the audience. Honesty and truthfulness is an important asset in the workplace, therefore, in becoming a better manager I need to speak clearly and be precise on the subject at hand. I do not want the


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