Notes 11_Personal Effectiveness

Notes 11_Personal Effectiveness - MIII People Management...

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IELM120 1 MIII People Management Part 1 – Personal Effectiveness
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IELM120 Introduction Personal Effectiveness: The foundation of great management If you want to be a great manager, there is a lot to learn. But the most fundamental lesson is that it starts with personal effectiveness. Know people and yourself: personality, value, emotion, etc. Manage stress and time … 2
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IELM120 Personality Traits Personality Traits are enduring tendencies that a person thinks, acts, and behaves. Sources of Personality Differences Heredity : Research on the nature-nurture controversy indicates that about 50% of the variance in personality is inherited , thus setting limits on development Environment : Shapes at least 50% of personality? Culture Family Group Membership Life Experiences 3
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IELM120 The “Big Five” Personality Factors 4 Agreeableness Extraversion (Sociable , talkative, outgoing) (Shy, unassertive, withdrawn) Emotional Stability Conscientiousness (Planful, responsible, dependable) (Impulsive, careless, irresponsible) (Warm, cooperative, considerate) (Independent, cold, rude) Openness to Experience (Imaginative, curious, original) (Dull, unimaginative, conventional) (Stable, confident, effective) (Nervous, self-doubting, moody) High Low
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IELM120 Big Five Personality Test ( http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/5/j5j/IPIP/ ). Complete the short version. A computer printout is available. Some potential questions you may consider: What traits are you the highest on? Lowest on? Do you think the scores reflect who you are? What are the biggest surprises? What are the possible implications of your test results? 5
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Personality Traits and Job Performance Research shows: Extraversion predicts performance in managerial positions and jobs with high level of social interactions. Those individuals who exhibit traits associated with a strong sense of purpose, obligation, and persistence generally perform better than those who do not. 6
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course IELM 120 taught by Professor Fu,qi during the Spring '09 term at HKUST.

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