Are you bored in your role? Have you been there; done that? Could you do your job in your sleep? Are the team around you confident, capable and snapping at your heels for their next challenge? If these are some of the thoughts swimming around in your mind, then you might be ready for the next step in your personal growth journey.
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What should you consider when looking at developing your personal growth?
It is important that you take the time to consider your current role and whether you have the potential for growth within your current role or perhaps through another role within your organisation.
Effective appraisals with your line manager will enable you to have open and honest discussions about your performance in your current role, and the potential for your future development.
However, having a real conversation with yourself about where you are, if you are ready to take on that next step and what needs to happen to get you there, in the form of an honest “self-evaluation”, is also incredibly important.
How do you know if you are ready?
If in your appraisal, you are exceeding expectations on some of your competencies and consistently delivering in all aspects of your job role, then maybe it is time to look at what other options are available. Consider what options there might be within your current employment and what support, training and guidance are available to help you to reach your desired goal.
If the opportunity to expand your knowledge and skills is not possible within your current role, look for opportunities outside of the workplace to hone your transferable skills and experience. Volunteering at your local school as a governor, joining a charity or community group or even helping your child’s football club all offer great opportunities for personal growth.
Alternatively, it might be time for you to move on to pastures new. If you are considering taking your skills to a new employer ensure you undertake your due diligence so that you know exactly what you are signing up for. Will your new employer be the type of organisation that reflects your own values and ethos? Are there development and support plans in place to ensure your ongoing success?
Set yourself a goal and make a plan. Identify what it is you want to achieve and plan how you are going to make that happen. Once you have decided that you want to work towards your next step, you can focus on your personal needs and professional development.
Have you ever thought about working with a mentor or an executive coach?
You may want to involve the support of a mentor or a coach to help you achieve your goals.
A mentor can share their knowledge, skills and experience to help support you to grow and develop. A coach provides goal-oriented guidance and helps them reach their full potential.
Mentors and coaches can help you work on yourself and support you to work through challenges. They also challenge you to realise your potential.
If you have someone within your organisation who you think might benefit from this additional support, then please feel free to contact a member of our team who would be happy to help assist you or visit our website to find out more and what we can offer.
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