self-development


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self-de·vel·op·ment

(sĕlf′dĭ-vĕl′əp-mənt)
n.
Development of one's capabilities or potentialities.

self-development

n
the state or process of improving or developing oneself
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Or a man is called selfish if he lives in the manner that seems to him most suitable for the full realisation of his own personality; if, in fact, the primary aim of his life is self-development. But this is the way in which everyone should live.
The aim of life is self-development. To realize one's nature perfectly--that is what each of us is here for.
Responses from 17 strategic leaders (senior general officers) were operational assignments 1.6, self-development 2.5, mentorship 2.9, institutional education 3.3, and other developmental experiences 4.2.
While small scale and experimental, Toshiba's fully functional SET circuit meets essential requirements: room-temperature operation, a non-volatile memory function that supports intelligent self-learning and self-development, and ultra-low power operation.
Du Bois declared that "Washington's counsels of submission overlooked certain elements of true manhood," which included the achievement of "self-respect," "self-development," and "ultimate assimilation through self-assertion." Carby, on the other hand, uses the terms black manhood and black masculinity interchangeably, whereas Du Bois's use of black manhood was embedded in a specific and explicit cultural context that Carby fails to examine.
The WOA conference will feature 52 sessions on business management, technical issues, chat rooms, tutorials, self-development, remote diagnostics and digital tracks.
Organized by grade level, the activities cover four key areas: self-development, emotional development, social development, and cognitive development.
In his Autobiography, John Stuart Mill reports that Wilhelm von Humboldt was one of the main influences acting upon him as he wrote On Liberty.(1) Humboldt had written The Limits of State Action in 1791-92, but it had not been published until 1852, and was translated into English in 1854.(2) Certainly there are important similarities between Humboldt's conception of Bildung (usually translated as self-development or self-cultivation) and Mill's conception of self-development, but what is perhaps most noteworthy is the difference in the political use to which each author puts the concept.
Learning techniques will allow more personal self-development. It will be up to firm managers to keep in touch with the technology changes that will affect future learning methods.
Once recruited, new executive directors spend only a few weeks a year on their own self-development, through involvement with industry associations for example.
Moving beyond concerns with stability and socialization that Eisenberg identifies with the post-war pluralists, earlier pluralists, especially Follett, allow for the "establishing of a link between the political power of groups and the self-development of individuals" (p.