December 01, 2015 My Vision
- Personal Vision
My envisioning is to be a Human Resources Manager or Recruiter Manager for International
organizations. In order to accomplish this, I am committed to improve on some of my leadership
skills which can be acquired and will help me to become a better leader.
During my professional life, I have been fortuned to have worked with exceptional leaders from
whom I have learned excellent leadership skills and on the other hand, I also have had the
opportunity to work with “not so good” leaders which allowed me to learn the value of good
leadership abilities whom by their actions have taught me a very important lesson in life “what
not to do or how not to behave”. This taught me how to behave with people.
Although, I entered this course with some strong leadership experience, skills and traits, I was
conscious that I had some aspects that I needed to work on in order to become a better leader.
In order to accomplish my vision, I will follow the five steps that are taught in our class.
- The first step is to create a picture (image of the future) of something that is better than the
current situation, which in my case is to become a better leader. It will involve gaining more self-
confidence and the ability to express my opinions frankly and publicly in front of large groups of
people. Sometimes I feel that I lack having the charismatic style of presenting, which I have to
- The second step in creating a vision is making a change, making new ways of doing things.
I believe the origin of my diffidence was because since my very young age I worked in Human
Resources roles without a complete formal training and I did learn my job mostly through
experience and commitment. Currently, I am filling the theoretical gaps through the learning of
conceptual models and developing core skills which will improve on the ability to take better
decisions. On the other hand, I believe, I am overcoming the fear to speak in public by breathing
control techniques and visualizing the success. On the group presentations that I have been part
of during this term, I started to feel more comfortable in front of the audience, which in my case
is a change, at least a start, since I am a very shy person and I don’t like to speak in public. When
questions asked in class, I don’t like to raise my hand even though I may know the answer for sure, unlike my classmates which I have realized even though they may not have the answer,
they will still go around using the same answers of what the other person has said just to
participate. I have realized that I have to gain that confidence too, to speak up more, which will
help me to enhance personally and professionally.
- The third step in creating a vision is having a set of values. Although, I had a quite good
understanding of the areas of improvement regarding my leadership skills, I did not realize how
valuable they were in order to become an effective leader. I learned in this class that being self-
confident is the fundamental base from which leadership grows and it will allow me to make tough
decisions that people expect from strong leaders. My employees will perceive my force of will
and it will increase the faith on the company and the mission itself. A good leader has control
over the situations and do not let emotions take control over them.
- The fourth step in creating a vision requires the leader to build a map, a laid out path to
follow that gives directions to get to the desired state. The map that I have set fourth for myself
entails to continue my professional development through training and learning, experience and
theory to practice which will increase exponentially my self-confidence. I will continue practicing
relaxation methods prior to any presentation and looking forward to challenge myself in other
fields to build my speaking skills.
- The final step in creating a vision is challenging (change for better) - I will be challenging
myself if I stick to my personal vision and the map that I have created in order to become a better
leader. I will continuously remind my goals which will inspire me to remain focused through this
path of success.
Few of my other personal visions are:
• Get a job in my field after graduation beginning 2017, hopefully in Canada to gain some
• Settle down (buy a house, car) by 2019 - Professional Vision
Since I already possess experience in Human Resources field, my path forward, once my
studies are complete at York University, will be to find a job as Human Resources Generalist or
Recruiter and work my way up to a Managerial Position. I plan to achieve these goals by
improving on the aspects I have identified. I am planning to obtain a Master of Science Degree
in Human Resources (MSHR) in Canada or elsewhere, which will help me to be a more effective
professional and upgrade my ranking on the employment market. I have defined my
professional vision entailing initially working as an HR Generalist with the objective - change –
to grow as professional through hard work, dedication, motivation, commitment and discipline
until I reach a Managerial Position (corner office ;-) ) with a delineate plan which demands for
me to follow the program I have created in order to achieve my desired end state.
In addition, I would like to Get a Master Degree by 2020; Become an International recruiter or
HR Consultant for major organizations overseas – 2025
- Strengths and Weaknesses
Part of becoming a great leader is to have an understanding of the strengths, as well as,
recognizing the weaknesses which need improvement. As far as my strengths, I have
interpersonal skills, multi-tasking, ability to prioritize, knowledgeable and experienced, firm
committed to do the right thing, at the right time for the right reason – Lead by example – and
fair “open-minded”. Even more, what makes me believe that I have these strengths is because
I have been told and reminded many times by the people that I have worked with. These
qualities also have been constantly brought up and excelled at my job performances