Performance Appraisal and Personal Development – The Unholy Alliance

There is currently an increasing emphasis on maximum performance from each individual in organisations. At the same time there is a corresponding concern as to how to achieve this in a way which is effective and focused for the organisation, and motivating and constructive for each employee. In most organisations the assessment process take the…

Personal Development Awareness and the Johari Window

An important aspect of personal development is achieving or improving self-awareness, or the ability to assess yourself through introspection. This also includes knowing how people around you perceive your personality. A common tool for developing self-awareness is the Johari Window. The Johari Window was developed by Joseph Luft and Harry Ingram, and is currently widely…

Personal Mastery – The First Discipline of Learning Organizations

In my last article I wrote about learning organizations and the five disciplines that, when fully integrated, will transform an organization into a learning organization. This article is devoted to the first of those five disciplines, personal mastery. Personal mastery is the foundation on which organizational learning is built. What is personal mastery? Personal mastery,…

Four Resourceful Books on Personal Development

There are many reasons one ought to pursue personal development. Besides becoming more conscious of yourself, there are promises of growth, fulfillment and long term happiness. These selected books written by experts are great resource materials, covering range of topics from habits, communication, finances and productivity. Rewire: Change Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome…

5 Reasons Why You Should Find Your Personal Essence

Discovering one’s Personal Essence is like opening a window onto our deepest nature. By knowing what we are, a new understanding is reached that can help us… Explain reactions and unexpected feelings: we all sometimes meet somebody for the first time and surprise ourselves by immediate unexpected feelings, even in cases in which no words…