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Personal development and intrapreneurship: growing self-awareness and mindfulness
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Learning outcomes

Objectives and goalsClick to read  

At the end of this module you will be able to:

• Identify the characteristics of an intrapreneur
• Recognize the added value of thinking and acting as an intrapreneur
• To know the meaning and the most important dimensions of mindfulness and self-awareness in the context of intrapreneurial acting
• Successful practice and utilize, based on the module's insights, for exploiting self-awareness and mindfulness in daily life and work

Characteristics and benefits of intrapreneurs

Individual characteristics of an intrapreneurClick to read  
Personal development as a preconditionClick to read  
Benefits of intrapreneurial behavior for employeesClick to read  

With better self-awareness and mindfulness

Strengthen for mindfulness for developing intrapreneurs

DefinitionClick to read  
EffectsClick to read  
Development and practiceClick to read  

Goal of developing mindfulness

To train this, there are some exercises

Integration in daily life & workClick to read  
Strengthen self-awareness for developing intrapreneurial behavior

Definitions and characteristicsClick to read  
Phases of developmentClick to read  

Reflection of your strength and weaknesses

Reflection of pattern of thinking

Exercise for specific situation:


 

Integration in daily life & workClick to read  
Summing up

Summing upClick to read  

Well done! Now you know more about:

• The characterizes of an intrapreneur
• The added value of thinking and acting as an intrapreneur
• personal development as a precondition for intrapreneurial behavior
• The meaning and most important dimensions of mindfulness
• The positive effects of mindfulness
• The meaning and most important dimensions of self-awareness
• The phases of development of self-awareness
• Successful practice and utilize for exploiting mindfulness in daily life and work
• Successful practice and utilize for exploiting self-awareness in daily life and work



Keywords

Mindfulness, Self-awareness, Intrapreneurial behavior, Intrapreneurial characteristics, Strenghts, Weaknesses, Psychological health, Resilie

Objectives/goals:

At the end of the module, you will be able to:

-    identify the characteristics of an intrapreneur

-    recognize the added value of thinking and acting as an intrapreneur

-    to know the meaning and the most important dimensions of mindfulness and self-awareness in the context of intrapreneurial acting

-    successful practice and utilize, based on the module's insights, for exploiting self-awareness and mindfulness in daily life and work

 


Description:

The module „Personal development and intrapreneurship: growing self-awareness and mindfulness” illustrates how to develop intrapreneurial behavior by personal development. More mindfulness leads to a higher degree of self-awareness. Both are relevant for becoming an intrapreneur. 
    
Unit 1:     
The first unit defines the individual characteristics of an intrapreneur as well as the benefits of intrapreneurial behavior for employees. With intrapreneurial behavior you are better prepared for the changing labor market conditions.
As follows the methodology is illustrated:

1.    Presentation of the teacher
2.    Group discussion: How can I develop these characteristics?
3.    Presentation of the group results

Unit 2
Unit 2 explains how to strengthen mindfulness, which is a precondition for developing intrapreneurial behavior and is subdivided as follows:

1.    Questions to the participants: How to definite mindfulness? With possible examples
2.    Group work, split the group if necessary
3.    Presentation of group results
4.    Presentation of the teacher
5.    Specific tasks for the participants to improve mindfulness and execution of the tasks; depending on available time the participants can do any task on slide 13 and 14 or select 2 or more tasks for the participants to practice mindfulness.
6.    Questions to the participants How to integrate mindfulness in your daily work? With possible examples
7.    Group work: Find further examples how to integrate mindfulness in daily life and work.
8.    Presentation of result: Further examples how to integrate mindfulness in daily work and life

Unit 3
The second precondition for intrapreneurship is strengthening self-awareness. So, unit 3 describes how it can be developed and is divided into the following subtopics: 

1.    Questions to the participants: How to definite self-awareness? With possible examples
2.    Group work, split the group if necessary
3.    Presentation of group results
4.    Presentation of the teacher
5.    Specific tasks for the participants to improve self-awareness 
     a.    Tasks for reflection your own strengths and weaknesses (p. 20 - 21)
     b.    Tasks for reflection on pattern of thinking (p. 22)
     c.    Exercises for specific situations (p. 23)
Depending on available time, the participants can do any task on slides 20 - 23 or select 2 or more tasks of every subitem for the participants to practice self-awareness.
6.    Questions to the participants: How to integrate self-awareness in your daily work? With possible examples
7.    Group work: Find further examples how to integrate self-awareness in daily life and work.
8.    Presentation of results: Further examples how to integrate mindfulness in daily work and life

Conclusion:
Test your knowledge!

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