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24 November 2014

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As humans, we are shaped by our early life development and early experiences within the family. However, personal development must not come to a rest at any point and should continue throughout the life. It is a way for people to assess their skills and qualities, consider their aims in life and set goals in order to realize and maximize their potential.

Importance of Personal Skills in Business

Personal skills serve to be very crucial for the success of business. Several business skills are derived from personal ones and it is often, that the two work side by side.


Out of the many skills, one of the very important ones is the ability to communicate with others. It is often misunderstood that everyone possesses this skill and is usually good at it. However, effective communication is not as easy as it sounds. For an individual to obtain the desired outcomes, it is essential that the information be communicated in such a way that is clear, to the point and easy to understand. If the information is not transferred clearly, it is very possible that the results will not meet the expectations.

Time Management

Time management is another skill that will definitely cross over to business and will become only more vital. The better you are at managing your time, the more effective you will be as an employee or a manager.

Goal Setting

Goal setting is another skill that is used at both professional and personal levels. If you are able to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound) goals and work hard to achieve them, this will probably cross over and greatly boost your professional performance.

Sources of Personal Skill Development

Personal Development starts from within. With the flood of information these days, it is not difficult to find tips and strategies for honing your personal skills. There are several approaches to learn and polish these skills. You may

  • Find a training organization offering personal development workshops and courses near you.
  • Enroll for a professional online training course.
  • Look for and read through books on personal development.
  • Incorporate eLearning and visit websites that are information rich enabling you to download eBooks, videos and other materials to help sharpen your skills

Benefits of Personal Skill Development

Personal Skills will help you throughout your life, both on professional and personal level. With improving your personal skills, you will

  • Become more organized and will find yourself in a pressure situation less often
  • Communicate better, whether it is verbal or written communication
  • Lower down your stress levels and learn to manage the stress that arises
  • Learn to manage anger, rage and anxiety
  • Lead a healthier lifestyle

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