self-actualization


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self-actualization

the realization of personal potential. The term is associated with MASLOW's (1954) hierarchy of needs, where it is at the peak, only being achievable, according to his theory, if all other biological and social needs have been met. It is used more generally within the HUMANISTIC MOVEMENT to which the concepts of SELF and personal growth are central.
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By taking time to understand what self-actualization means to every staff member, a leader will find out that there are three categories of employees.
But first, understand that not everyone will attain self-actualization. While a realistic goal might be for 15 percent to get there, we aim for 100 percent.
Simply put, self-actualization is about our desire to develop and realize our full potential.
Employers play a significant role in helping employees rise to the level of self-actualization, greatly benefiting both parties.
The basic premise of his work was that there is an essential and innate drive within all of us which if allowed to flourish, will lead each person to a natural state of self-actualization.
Stressing self-actualization raises the question as to whether all forms of self-actualization are objectively equal.
While reading the article in question, Maslow and his idea of self-actualization came to my mind.
A complex and disarming young woman follows her heart, lust, and taste for adventure in an unusual route to maturity and self-actualization.
"Self-actualization" refers to Abraham Maslow's psychological process that culminates in the realization of a group's highest needs.
Self-actualization Needs are defined as "experiencing fully, vividly, selflessly, with full concentration and total absorbtion" (Maslow, 1965, p.
I don't allow my struggle to be negative, but I make it nay motivation to excel and to move toward self-actualization.
In addition to a successful business model, the business brings personal satisfaction and self-actualization from serving both kids and their parents.