The paper "Critical Self Reflection on Professional Development to Date " is a good example of a management case study. My name is Ammar Aubad Salim Ghawas Alkathiri. I am a 28-year-old male Omani national with professional training in the field of management. This report is made up of two parts: a personal reflection of my professional development up to date and statements about my personal branding. The first part about critical reflection is based on the Gibbs’ reflective cycle. I use this cycle to reflect on what I consider was the most critical thing that occurred in the course of my professional development.
The second part of the report is about statements that are related to my professional summary and aspirations. They are based on an actual job opportunity that is available in the Sultanate of Oman, my home country. Description of what happened As part of the process of my professional development, I was required to keep a professional development plan. This was a document that I used to identify the areas of my professional life that required attention and develop strategies that would help me to address the said areas.
To do this, I was required to identify my strengths and weaknesses. This meant that I had to evaluate aspects of my professional behavior that would negatively affect my professional life as well as those that would help me in my professional life. Based on this, I had to identify and set clear goals and targets to help me overcome my personal weaknesses and improve my personal strengths. Therefore, in the course of my professional development so far, I have discovered that goal setting is one of the most important things that I have to rely upon in my professional life.
Initially, I believed that goal setting was not a necessary attribute in my professional life. However, since I started keeping my professional development journal, I have discovered that an effective goal setting is the most critical thing that I need to help me in my professional life. This discovery has been the most critical thing that has happened to me in the course of my professional development so far. My feelings about what happened At the beginning of the process, I felt that the most important things that I needed to do were to identify my personal weaknesses and strengths.
I felt that identifying my weaknesses was the key to helping me know the things that I do which may make it difficult for me to progress in my career in the future. I also believed that mapping my strengths would help me to identify the things that would potentially help me to move forward in my career in the future. My thinking was that professional development was simply developing a plan that would help me to overcome my weaknesses while at the same time taking advantage of my strengths.
However, so far, I have discovered that overall professional development is based on setting goals and targets. I have discovered that I need to set goals and targets on how I am going to overcome my weaknesses. Similarly, I have discovered that I have to set clear targets on how I am going to use my personal strengths for my own professional development.
Currently, I feel that once I master the art of setting goals and targets properly, I will be in a position to monitor my professional development progress as well as my future development at the place of work.