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    long time visiter Alfster's Avatar
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    Personal Development Goal ... what's yours?

    If your company forced you to come up with 1 Personal Development Goal for the year, what would it be? It has to be something you recognize as an issue you need work on to develop yourself. It can't be general work skills. For example: "Try to be more open to ideas from others" or "improve time management" or "be less abrasive to others". You get the idea.

    What would be yours?

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    Try to get some work done.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Try to get some work done.
    Are you at work right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Not kill someone at the office this year.
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    My personal development goal would be to sharpen my skills of avoiding the kind of people who justify their paychecks by recommending personal development seminars and other time wasting activities.

    Companies should spend training money on training, not on love-ins.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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    Learn to play with my moobs in a way that nobody at work can tell I'm doing it.
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    - it's pretty well established that Hitler was an *******.

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    Less fat
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    Work: Be on time every day.

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    Jump over an amplifier, slide on my knees across the stage, and stand up and sing like Bob Dylan.
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they've been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It's a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    My personal development goal would be to sharpen my skills of avoiding the kind of people who justify their paychecks by recommending personal development seminars and other time wasting activities.

    Companies should spend training money on training, not on love-ins.
    To a point, I agree with you. Lately it seems like all I've been doing is attending Leadership, Human Performance Improvement, and Development Seminars. Definitely taking me away from what I need to get done. Though I got to admit there is value in some of the Seminars ... and there's always great food

    Along with the Seminars, there has also been an increase to the number of meetings I have to attend during the week. I'm finding this is putting a strain on my ability to meet deadlines on critical work. Tberefore, for 2009 my personal development goal is to work on my Time Management. Not sure how I'm going to improve it ... maybe lock myself in my office until I get my other work done

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    make a to-do list every morning to help keep myself focused and improve my productivity

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    Be more willing to at least listen to the opinions of other engineers, in spite of the fact that theirs are wrong, and mine are right.

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    Not kill someone at the office this year.
    especially now.
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    To lose 5 lbs here... *points to "gut"*

    To gain 5 lbs here... *points to secksy legs that could use moar work*

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    Right now, my company has offended my greatly. I'm working on a letter to get them to rebuke some statements that a sponsored speaker made. So, until then, they'd get a canned statement of something to the effect of "Improve my customer relations ability to increase my rate of requested appointments and increase sales of memberships."

    Both of which I care minimally about. I'll recommend the best course of action for the client, not the company.
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    Obviously, the guy's like a 12th level white wizard or something. His mere presence is a danger to mortals.

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    Rehearse my testimony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spreggy View Post
    Jump over an amplifier, slide on my knees across the stage, and stand up and sing like Bob Dylan.
    I saw Ted Nugent do that.


    OK. So he didn't sound like Dylan.
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    Be more willing to at least listen to the opinions of other engineers, in spite of the fact that theirs are wrong, and mine are right.

    if'n ya ever need an opinion, lemme know
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    Transcendental enumeration.

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    I'd settle for surviving the Stock Market Crash of 08 and the Great Depression of 09.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I'd settle for surviving the Stock Market Crash of 08 and the Great Depression of 09.
    I would settle for surviving another year of rampant hyperbole and melodrama
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehidle View Post
    I would settle for surviving another year of rampant hyperbole and melodrama
    Those are the only things that are keeping you from blowing your brains out.

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