Self –Assessment and Reflection Paper
In the past three weeks of this first course, I have learned some new
ideas and insight about myself. I gained a better understanding of
what my learning abilities are and my learning style. Even at this
point in my professional career, the concepts brought out in this
course have refreshed my enthusiasm for learning new ideas.
Furthermore, there have been many tools that I can directly apply to
my work environment and personal life. Though I may know my
strengths, this course has provided me the opportunities to improve
upon my weaker skills. This self-assessment will identify and
summarize what I have learned and can apply towards my personal
and professional growth
Teamwork and communication
Taking this course in communication from the University of Phoenix online program has certainly opened my eyes to the need to communicate clearly. Communication is very important not only in the written form but also how we verbally communicate. The reading materials we have read throughout the course has given me an important reminder to always provide a final check of what I have written for clarity. It is easy to forget what we are trying to communicate to the audience, so we must be careful what we write. In addition, the readings provide guidance that is certainly beneficial to me. When I prepare email colleagues, I will first read the email over for clarity and grammar, and not forget to use the spell check. Another important role I play in my company is writing business plans which how I present the information is critical to my executive audience. Developing business plans is a highly visible activity that I participate in and I am judged by how well I write. Furthermore, I reference the article written by Joseph D’O’Brien, “How to say it does make a difference” because there is great importance to be aware of how we verbally communicate and what message we are communicating. Not only...