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Understanding Personal Performance

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Tracey O'Neill

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Understanding Personal Performance
Week 4

1. Exploring the difference between learning and performance

– includes such things as underlying theory, background information, the ‘how to ...

- includes learning, but it also involves putting knowledge, skills, personal qualities and experience into practice

But we all have a different learning style, what is yours ??

(LO1) What is the difference between learning and performance? How will your learning style influence this ?

(LO2) What are people skills / emotional intelligence?

(LO3) What is Covey's 8th habit? and how can we use it to improve our performance

Honey & Mumford Learning Style (1982)
prefers to work in intuitive, flexible and spontaneous ways.

likes to watch and reflect, taking time to consider all options.

learns by going through things logically step by step with clear guidance.

: learns by trying things out, to see if they work

Learning styles

learn when information is presented so they can see it with their eyes

learn best when hearing or recalling sound


learn best when there is a physical sensation, such as movement, touch or feeling


What learning style do you have ??

Could you organise your study or work to suit your learning style ?

"Anything we do depends partly on what we have learnt and partly on how we put that learning into action” (Cottrell, 2010)

Do you agree ??
Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will identify the difference between learning and performance

(LO2) Students will review and reflect on their 'people skills' and how this is related to their job performance

(LO3) Students will explore
Covey's 8th Habit
to manage their personal performance
(LO3) Covey's 8th Habit - From Effectiveness to Greatness

We are all subject to influences that either enhance our performance or else inhibit our progress.

Covey has published a book explaining the 8th Habit - From Effectiveness to Greatness

How relevant do you think your behavior is in the way it affects your performance in a particular area?

Does it motivate or preventing excellent performance?

(LO2) People Skills
People skills is a vast and rapidly developing area

Good people skills requires high levels of sophistication in our attitudes to others , in how we manage our personal beliefs and values in social settings
What are people skills?
Developing rapport
Making a connection
Taking a genuine interest
Skillful listening
Developing mutual trust
Team work
Successful self management

Successful self management
Being able to analyse your situation, strengths, weakness, opportunities and threats (SWOT)

Managing your time

Managing your emotions

Managing change

Being aware of your emotional intelligence

Emotional Intelligence
A term developed by Goleman (1995)

It is becoming recognised that its not simply how we think, and what we do that affects our ability to perform, but its also how we manage our feelings

Do you agree ??

Emotional Intelligence
Knowing the appropriate feelings for the circumstances

Experiencing the appropriate feelings for the experience

Expressing feelings appropriate to the circumstances

Making opportunities to express those feelings that cannot be expressed fully in the originally circumstances.

What would be an example of this?
Emotional Intelligence
Take five minutes to write down your definition of the following Then discuss with person sitting next to you.

Self awareness
Self management
Activity (5 mins)
Complete handout to discover what learning style you have

Tick either agree or disagree
1. I see problems as opportunities
2. I prefer to learn from ‘real’ situations
3. I see problems as challenges
4. I like to have time to reflect on what I have learned
5. I like to listen to what others say and consider all the alternatives
6. I prefer to learn by watching others
7. I like to learn things thoroughly before trying them out in practice
8. I prefer to learn by thinking things out first
9. I like clear guidelines to work to
10. I prefer to learn by trying things out and experimenting
11. I learn best by being left alone to get on with things in my own way
12. I dislike being given advice until I ask for it

Cottrell, S (2010) Skills for Success: Personal Development and Employability: Palgrave Study Skills

Covey, S (2004) The 8th Habit: From Effectiveness to Greatness

Goleman, D., (1995) Emotional Intelligence, New York, NY, England: Bantam Books

Honey, P. & Mumford, A. (1982) Manual of Learning Styles London: P Honey
Covey's 8th habit, is about finding your voice, and inspiring others to find their voice
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