Personal and Professional Skills Development: PEST and SWOT Analysis

Educational Problems and Solutions
Educational Problems and Solutions

Personal PEST Analysis

PEST analysis refers to the analysis of the political, economic, social, and technological environment surrounding an entity toward the professional skills.

Political Factors: It is obvious that if an organization wants to have positive output, it must comply with the laws and regulations adopted by the respective government. Moreover, the government might give subsidies to those who are in leading positions in voluntary organizations. Subordinates having political power might sometimes show indifference to abiding by the orders of the leader. Thus, it might sometimes create threats for the writer as well.

Economic Factors: The writer now as a learner is focused on developing the skill further. But he expects to earn a reasonable honorary out of the related job positions. Approximately £40000 yearly salary would be considered as reasonable by the writer. The writer also could expect that the yearly salary might rise gradually over the years. With a £40000 annual salary, the writer could easily lead his life without any complexities.

Social Factors: Leadership skill is a skill in which people of different social backgrounds are put together. Sometimes the writer might face impediments dealing with people of different values, ideas, norms, and beliefs. Sometimes decisions made by the writer might contradict the beliefs of some of the subordinates. Again, a demographic condition such as age, sex, race, etc. might also sometimes create chaos inside the organization. These issues might create huge challenges for the writer in the end.

Technological Factors: the proper usage of technology has a great impact on executing leadership and managing tasks effectively and efficiently. As a leader, the writer must have to remain in a touch of continuous communication. For which, he must have access to technologies such as mobile phones, email, SMS, social media, etc.

Developing a SMART Goal

A SMART goal is a goal that is Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-Based. The writer before setting up action plans must first identify his goals. The writer is describing SMART goals in below:

Specific: master all kinds of leadership skills and have a feedback score of 10 out of 10.

Measurable: Taking numeric feedbacks from the subordinates.

Attainable: Making subordinates convinced to follow the writer or the leader. It is not only a challenging task but also attainable in characteristic.

Realistic: not assigning tasks to the subordinates that are impossible to execute or that are illegal or bad.

Time-Bound: the writer is focusing on mastering all the leadership skills within 30 weeks.

Professional and Academic Skills Relevant to Professional Goals

Teamwork Skills: It is a significant skill for the leader whenever he is executing teamwork. The person has not only to direct the subordinates but also has to work hand in hand. He also might face problems solving a particular task. A person could also take the help of others and finish his work properly.

Communication Skill: as a leader, the writer must communicate continuously with the subordinates. He must work as a spokesperson. He also has to inform the condition of his team to upper-level management.

Motivating Skill: the writer as a leader must also figure out the reasons and factors making his subordinates motivated for a particular work. He has to take into consideration their feelings and emotional condition. He could further inform the upper managers about the demotivating factors and ask them to plan accordingly.

Listening Skill: the writer as a leader must pay heed to what opinions his subordinates want to share. He must give respect to the opinions of every team member even if they sound ridiculous.

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Ways of Developing the Skills

To ensure the above-mentioned professional skills, the writer might build up an environment of trust and respect. Every team member must socialize with others. By cultivating an open communication culture, the leader might ensure an updated version of the team environment. A SMART goal would be helpful in this case.

The writer apart from the organizational activities might take part in the projects of voluntary organizations. It would help him have a broader idea about the leadership world. To master the leadership skill, he might use some resources, such as online training certificate and program courses, books, magazines, eBooks, blogs and websites, workshops and events, podcasts, coaches, etc. He might use these resources to find out the best ways of developing skills in a particular field. He could also follow theories set by scholars. Moreover, the writer could consult with experts on these matters.


The writer of this paper similarly is believed to have expertise in leadership skills. Despite having expertise in leadership and managing people, the writer faces impediments regarding problem-solving and unspecified responsibility.

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