Personal Management Skills: Improving Interpersonal Skills

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1. The interpersonal skills that I need to improve include negotiating with others, being assertive, problem solving, and decision making. In the future, if I actually do become a lawyer, I will have to attend many settlement conferences and negotiate on the behalf of my client with other parties to try and find a mutually agreeable and beneficial outcome. Even today, as a student, I constantly work with others on projects and assignments and sometimes, my partner and I do disagree on certain points and issues regarding our project. Because I don 't have particularly developed negotiation skills, we usually end up arguing. I want to avoid arguments and conflicts in future group assignments, classes, and workplaces, which is the reason why I …show more content…
In the workplace, one way that I demonstrate effective use of personal management skills is by being punctual every day. Time management is an incredibly critical personal management skill to possess and every day, I arrive at Deverett Law Offices or Small Claims Court (when I 'm scheduled to be there) at or even a few minutes before, 9 AM. Another way that I demonstrate highly developed personal management skills to by having well-organized folders and notebooks. When all my papers are neat and organized, I find that I can concentrate more on the task that I 'm working on. Another important skill that falls under the category of personal management skills is emotional stability, which is the ability to stay calm when under intense pressure or response to anger. When I am under a lot of stress at the placement or at school, I am able to stay relaxed and I believe that I even work slightly better when I am under stress. In addition, I am also a very calm person by nature, so I don 't get angry often, which helps with my ability to not respond with anger. I am also able to think strategically and look ahead to the future to plan my actions, which is also an extremely important personal management skill for an individual to develop. I always ask my supervisor if she has anything planned for me later on in the day at my co-op placement and if she doesn 't, I always suggest a task that I could do, for example, reading cases online or reading the Ontario …show more content…
In my opinion, a leader has ineffective leadership skills when that leader doesn’t listen to the other members of the team. The job of a leader doesn 't just consist of ordering others around, a leader must also listen to the opinions, concerns, and ideas of the other members of a team. When a team member brings up an issue, an effective leader would listen carefully to what that team member had to say and then propose a well thought-out solution to that problem, while an ineffective leader would ignore that team member 's concerns and tell that team member to get back to the task that was assigned. A team member has ineffective teamwork skills when he/she doesn’t listen to the other members of the team. Being a part of a team is all about listening to ideas and opinions of the other members of the team and supporting the other members. If a team member stops being supportive and helpful and stops listening attentively to what the other members of the team are saying, that team member has ineffective teamwork skills.

4. Respectful and responsible behaviours are vital in producing effective group results. In a group, it is extremely important to listen to the ideas and opinions of the other group members. In addition, if a group member makes a mistake while doing his/her part, that group member would demonstrate responsible behaviour if he/she admitted his/her mistake. That way, the group and that group member can collectively help to correct that issue, therefore, producing

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