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For Personal and Professional Alignment

What each must seek in his life never was on land or sea. It is something out of his own unique potentiality for experience, something that never has been and never could have been experienced by anyone else. ~ Joseph Campbell

_______________________________________ Employee _______________________________________ Date


"Concerning all acts of initiative and creation there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would otherwise not have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, do it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."

~ Goethe


ORGANIZATIONAL ASSESSMENT Organizational Assessment: Summarize your assessment of your relationship to and alignment with the strategy and goals of the organization.

What are the most critical challenges facing you in the next three years?

What are the most important competencies you will need to meet these challenges?

There are costs and risks to a program of action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction. ~ John F. Kennedy 1


PERSONAL CAREER GOAL PAGE

1. What is your hope/dream/vision for your future?

2. What gives you or has given you, the most satisfaction in work?

3. What are the critical factors affecting your ability to create your future goals?

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COMPETENCIES ASSESSMENT Competencies: Based on Feedback, Birkman results, Performance review, etc. summarize what you have learned about yourself: These competencies are my strengths.

These competencies are my development needs.

These competencies are most important to my current responsibilities.

These competencies are important to my future.

I have the strongest interest in developing these competencies further.

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life. ~ Herbert Otto

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INDIVIDUAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN – Action Plan It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not exist. ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS My goals for the next 18 months are:

RATIONALE My goals have business and personal relevance because:

GOAL 1

GOAL 2

GOAL 3

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COMPETENCIES ADDRESSED My goals address the following competencies:


ACTIONS REQUIRED These are the actions and behavioral initiatives that I will take daily, weekly and monthly:

DEADLINES These are my target dates for completion of actions outlined in the three prior columns:

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RESOURCES These are the resources I will need to reach my goals:


PROGRESS REVIEW This is how and when I will measure progress.

GOAL 1

GOAL 2

GOAL 3

Notes to myself -

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AN IMPORTANT POINT TO REMEMBER You are your most important resource!!! If you are not taking the time to maintain your personal well being, it will be more difficult to attain goals and make career dreams come true. If you aren't already doing so, make sure that you take immediate steps to maintain your health in these four important areas"

PHYSICAL Action Steps:

MENTAL Action Steps:

SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL Action Steps:

SPIRITUAL Action Steps:

Resolve to be thyself, and know that he Who finds himself, loses his misery. ~Coventry Patmore 7


USE ADDITIONAL PAGES TO SET NEW GOALS AND COMMIT TO NEW ACTION ITEMS, AS YOU ACCOMPLISH THOSE YOU HAVE SET TODAY.

YOUR JOURNEY HAS BEGUN - ENJOY THE TRIP!

So we are all idealists. We are all visionaries. Let it not be said of this Atlantic Generation that we left ideals and visions to the past, nor purpose and determination to our adversaries. We have come too far, we have sacrificed too much, to disdain the future now. And we shall ever remember what Goethe told us: "The highest wisdom, the best that mankind ever knew is the realization that he only earns freedom and existence who daily conquers them anew". ~ John F. Kennedy

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