Reflection Of Personal Mastery

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For me personal mastery teaches that an individual needs to establish their own vision and values and align their actions to these visions and values. These visions and values should also be aligned to that of the organisation. It requires the person to look critically at the current reality and clarifying what is important to them and what they need to do to achieve what they want. This generates what is referred to as creative tension and in personal mastery it requires individuals to learn how to identify and deal with the creative tension in their lives. Creative tension can only be resolved when reality moves towards the vision. It requires individuals to be proactive in their lives striving to learn and add value.

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either their work or their home. Personal mastery is all encompassing and where for some people including myself, their work is their life, personal mastery has taught me that work is a fluid component of my life and is not something that should stand on its own and be isolated. I have learnt that a holistic view of life will lead to individual happiness and a sense of completeness. This requires a self-awareness of my values, vision and emotions.

Senge notes that leaders:
“…can work relentlessly to foster a climate in which the principles of personal mastery are practiced in daily life. That means building an organisation [or team] where it is safe for people to create visions, where inquiry and commitment to the truth are the norm and where challenging the status quo is expected – especially when the status quo includes obscuring aspects of current reality that people seek to avoid…”

Research shows that a great many organisations promote a commitment to fostering personal growth among their employees because they believe it will make the organisation

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