|Management Self-Development - A Guide for Managers, Organisations and Institutions (ILO, 1985, 282 p.)|
|Chapter 2. Self-assessment and planning one's own future|
Particularly with these broader issues, it is recommended that you draw up an actual self-development plan. An extensive development programme involves a whole host of factors (e.g. time, other people, finance, other resources), and it is useful to identify these so as to get a picture of all the implications.
Of course, self-development cannot always be expected to follow a neat path. None the less, we suggest that you prepare a plan which includes:
- overall goal of your programme;
- dates by which you hope to achieve these;
- other people involved, and the nature of their involvement;
- other resources necessary.
You should also discuss the plan with those involved - in particular with your employer, and, perhaps, with your spouse and family.
It is important to recognise, too, that it is your plan, and you are responsible. It is no use waiting for someone to come along and make you a "development offer". You have to take the initiative, be pro-active!