Personal and professional development: personal characteristics that help you to be a better professional
The values: Being a person of integrity and honesty who behaves consistently is, without a doubt, one of the main values that someone can bring from a personal point of view to their working life. They are aspects that are united and that must be reflected in the way of acting in the workplace.
Humility: humility is a virtue that is learned and exercised throughout life. It consists of recognizing your own limitations and recognizing the worth of others.
- The optimism: seeing things from a positive point of view will carry over into the workplace. There is nothing more disheartening than working alongside someone who always thinks everything is going to go wrong. Instead, the optimistic person infects their attitude.
- The constancy: Being persistent and working hard is critical to achieving career goals. Whoever does not give up on any aspect of their life ends up achieving most of their goals and what is fundamental in the world of work, spreads their attitude to the rest of the team.
- Commitment: Most companies today require a commitment that goes beyond signing in and out. It requires considering the company as yours and living its successes and failures as if they were personal. If you are a committed person, it will be easier for you to establish links with the company.
- The organization: Being organized is very helpful in the workplace and on the personal. All companies highly value a person who is capable of planning a series of actions and complying with the guidelines.
Professional skills that lead us to improve personal development
Initiative: be able to make decisions, initiate projects and promote actions. This competence is highly valued by companies and also facilitates the achievement of personal projects.
Leadership: Those who want to be a leader in the workplace have to develop a series of qualities that they will incorporate into their private life at the same time, such as the ability to make decisions, identify objectives or manage teams.
- Work management: Those who know how to manage their occupations well will also be able to do the same on a personal level. A person who learns to be organized in his work will extrapolate that knowledge to his private life.
- Capacity for interpersonal relations: Communication and good disposition contribute to creating a good working environment. Having a tolerant and open attitude facilitates interaction with other people on a personal and professional level.
- Flexibility: Nobody wants a worker who castles in his position and is not able to give his arm to twist. Flexibility is vital and allows you to adapt, not only to working conditions, but also to those around you.
- Teamwork: tWorking as a team is essential and learning to do it is not as simple as we may think. It requires being humble, knowing how to listen and if it is our role, to command.
Tips to improve personal and professional development
Self-knowledge: when you know yourself as a professional you know yourself as a person. You will know your strengths, but also your weaknesses, which will make you a better worker, since you will know how to exploit the first and minimize the second.
Training: If we want to grow in the labor market, training has to be constant. In a world that evolves at a dizzying pace, continuous training and retraining is essential; be growing through learning. Of course, you should try to enrich your profession and avoid dispersing.
- Definition of objectives: What goals do you want to achieve in the short and long term? Do these goals imply changes on a personal level? Verbalize your goals, analyze how to achieve them and rethink them if you think they are not realistic.
We all want to improve as professionals. If you put into practice all the advice that you have seen, you will surely achieve full personal and professional development.