Skill Building: Self Improvement


Think about your strengths and qualities, to see what you are already good in. It is also important to identify your weaknesses to understand what you could improve or where you need help from others. Only when you know what to improve, will you be able to work on it. This way, you can also set goals for yourself to get better in certain things.

Take action! Write down what your strengths are, but also pay some attention to your weaknesses. Which of these weaknesses do you want to improve and how? Find some inspiration below.

Honesty: Tell the truth to people, they will trust you more.

Public speaking: Being a good speaker is important to convince others of your ideas.

Confidence: Believe in and feel good about yourself.

Commitment: Show that you care and find a goal to reach important.

Motivator: Help keep others' spirits up and encourage them to do their best.

Positive attitude: Make sure you enjoy what you are doing and affront things to do in a positive manner.

Creativity: Use your imagination to think out of the box, come up with new ideas.

Teamwork: Make sure you can work well in a team and divide roles and responsibilities.

Courage: Don’t be afraid to do something bold or try something new.

Delegating: Assign tasks to others to complete if you think other could help you do it.

Intuition: Trust your gut feeling!

Inspiring: Show that you can inspire other people to come up with new ideas.

Self-awareness: Know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses to improve.

Flexible: Learn a new task and/or work in a different area with different people. Be flexible about your tasks and open to learn and do new things.

Assertive: Be clear about what you want and what you don’t want. Don’t let people walk over you.

Integrity: Be honest about what you want and need at work.

Communication: Speak and/or write well and make your ideas clear to others.

Sense of humour: Laugh with jokes, don’t take everything too seriously.

Open: Be clear about your ideas, goals and agenda.

Problem solving: Come up with good ideas to solve a problem.

Analysing issues: Break a problem down to see what is really going on and fully understand the problem.

Strategic: Think about the best possible way to reach your goal.

Friendly: Be friendly to your clients or the people you are working with.

Planning: Arrange your schedule, your work/plan events/put things in order so that they run smoothly.

Persuasion: Convince others of your ideas, goals, motivations,…

Care for others: Show that you think the ideas of others are important, and that you want to help people reach their goals.