All entries for October 2008

October 27, 2008

Creating Business Excellence feedback

CBE is my first lecture. Unlike my undergraduate, MBE postgraduate course is more self and group learning rather than seating lectures, which I am not very used to. The deeper you drill, the more knowledge you may get. Throughout the past 2 weeks working on the group project, I gradually understand what kind of personal skills a leader should possess. To be a good leader, he or she needs to understand the capabilities of the team members and assign the task which they are comfortable and enjoy working on it. In order to be a good leader, he or she must be a good listener who can understand the need and concern of the members. Sometimes, members may not reflect their ideas directly, especially come to a conflict. A good leader should also be a good observer, what the individual think may be reflected on their facial expression. Finally, balance the quality or efficiency of the work with the wish of the members. Most of the members prefer to work on their own, but what happen if their part of work is not up to standard. I personally think it¡¦s really hard for the leader to make such a decision. I have to admit that this kind of research based learning style let us not only understand the content of the course but also the personal skills such as leadership, time management and communication skills. In addition the self assessment form just like a milestone to let us review our strengths and weaknesses. Finally, creating blog  entry not only share our ideas and thought, but also develop our writing and communication skills. I really need to thanks Paul and the rest of the WMG staffs and fellow students of creating such a strong organisational learning environment to us.

Gilbert


October 26, 2008

New Beginning

Time flies quickly, this is my fourth week in Warwick. Unlike others, I am familiar with Warwick, as I did my undergraduate BSc Computer & Business Studies in here aas well. Now this is my fourth year in Warwick, its really a place where I do enjoy very much and develop my personal skills.

In the past 4 weeks, we have finished 2 modules (Creating Business Excellence and Global Business Environment). Lectures and group meetings from 9am to 6pm, its really exhasted. However, I do enjoy very much because I know a new group of friends. I can't believe that 4 presentations and 2 reports are all done by my groupmates in 2 weeks time. Somehow, I feel we are "the best". In the first day, when I was told that we have to prepare 4 presentations and 2 reports which we knew nothing about it, I highly doubt whether we are able or not?  Looking back, it is the same siutation in reality. When our boss ask us to prepare a report which I havent heard it, we still have to do it. we cant just complain to our boss of setting mission impossible to us. Having a chances to listen other groups' presenations and their valuable experience which makes me have a deeper understanding of the contents and your background as well.  I do appreciate everyone who has shown their efforts in gathering the background information, preparing the slides, writing the reports and standing in front of the class and present your group unqiue insight to us. You guys have done a nice piece of work, well done guys!

P.S All of you  have done very well, please dont worry about your English.

Gilbert


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