1. Understand and synthesise a diverse range of theories, approaches and
perspectives relating to self, management and professional development.
2. Critically analyse themselves utilising theoretical perspectives and demonstrating,
through an appropriate level of reflexivity, an increased self-awareness and selfunderstanding
3. Adopt a consciously reflective, proactive and independent approach to their own
personal and professional development across the programme of study
4. Be able to identify their continuing personal and professional development needs
To complete this assignment you are required to complete a report of 1,500 words,
carrying out an individual but objective self-analysis to assess your relative strengths
and weaknesses in terms of the skills and abilities required in your current (or future)
role as a manager.
You will need to adopt an appropriate methodology and collect and present evidence
from a range of sources. These should include personal observation and reflection*,
diagnostic tools and frameworks and, importantly, feedback from other people in both
your personal and professional contexts.
The process of gathering and analysing personal data should be supported by the
application of models and frameworks of self-analysis. The content of your analysis
should be critically evaluated against relevant concepts and theories of self and
management development. Examples of models and theories that can be used to help
carry out such an analysis would include, but not restricted to, the following: