All entries for February 2012

February 22, 2012

P6 Reflective Entry

After another week on deciding on what to write for this entry heres what I have come up with

In terms of angry I think I probably need to address that a little more as I havent really found out a way to decide on what particular part of it I am experiencing (irritation, at others inability to anwser questions). However, I think that regular use of action point 2 is the best thing because I'm quite good at doing it and often did before the workshop though spontaneously without realizing (which ususally resulted in guilt). I took acton point 3 a little further and was having a discussion with someone about it and invited him to the wrokshop. He seems to be slightly more aware fo his emotions but he loses this when a particualr weak point of his comes up and then he reseorts back to the same rut. I think that will result in interesting converstaion and at some point he'll actually open up. I hope your not considering i'm doing this just for my own purposes I intend to give him my solid support never the less

Tutor: Samantha Tarren

P9 Final Entry

Having completed the workshop and commented on my progress I have come to the end and my final entry.

I have addressed all three action plans to some degree; I'm not gonna lie and say I'm now perfectly aware of what I want to do and that its the most amzing thing but I have addressed my career through the lense of my current skills and what my aspirations are.

1. I have gone back over myself and what skill set i posess. Where it comes from (work, study, social). I still found a lesser achievement in social. As well as that I found that what I looked for from my career was a stable high wage job (theyre hard to come by the way, ive got my work cut out), satisfaction, sense of belonging (at a company level and in my team), oppurtinities abroad et.

2. I've broadened my repertoire of knowledge of commercial awareness by picking up the Financial Times and on occasion The Economist because I find them to be different views on similair topics but they allow me to see things better and so I know another perspective

3. Also as i said in 1 I found my achievement in social was somewhat lacking still. I went to netwrok with Bloomberg employees at the SU atrium about 2 days and found it very beneficial. It gave me an insight to culture of company and skills they look for; basically working on what I was bad at.

In terms of impprovement for 3. I intend to continue attending more networking sessions thus improving on my attainment of skills through socialising. For 2 Ive basically explained. However, I think come October (hopefully if im still here) I'll subscribe to The Financial TImes who have good offers for Economics students which I can also receive; especially as I will require that knowledge when applying to internships.

Tutor: Siobhan Qadir

February 15, 2012

P6 Refelctive Entry

After a week of creating my action plan I can safely say I addressed all three points to some degree.

I havent really had occasion to get angry. I have generally remained passive in most conversations. However, some times I do tend to stop people mid sentence becuase I think theyre going off on some tangent which I should probably prevent myself from doing in order to facilitate coversation. So what I could do better is to be aware of what others are feeling to my behaviour. After all emotional intelligence is about considering all these things and then acting on them.

I used do the second point on the plan before attending the workshop. However, it didnt really revolve around my interactions with other people. More what "I" was doing and how "I" could improve. Thats changed towards a review of particualr incidents and I think it important that I continue to act on this point in my action plan to facilitate a more complete understanding of emortional intellignece by considering the emotions and behaviour of others.

The third point I have actually demonstrated indirectly. A friend with whom I had not met for some time came up to me and proposed we had lunch. During the period we talked on our shotfalls and achievements, life etc. I noticed a distinct lack of concern in him about his self confidence. We went through why and I told him that his on other peoples views on him were wrong, he should be the only one to judge himself etc. So indirectly I was going through the diagram we learnt in workshop. Understand your own emotions inside, how you interact with people, then others emotions and actions. We didnt reallly get to the bit about how we could address all these points. However, hopefully I'll strike up a conversation with one of my friends about the workshop specifically and we can ahve a good chat :D

Tutor: Samantha Tarren

P9 Reflective Entry

After another week I have found no change in my routine.

I have not done anything to address my action plan. Mostly due to gym. Going to work on that

Tutor: Siobhan Qadir

February 08, 2012

P9 Reflective Entry

After a week of blogging my action plan to be totally hounest Ive only addressed 2 of my action plan points.

The second point probably had the strongest response over this past week as I have taken to reading the Student newspaper The Gateway quite rigourously as I find it interesting and informative unlike some broadsheets. It gives student perspective and allows me to think of making an informed decison. It also does increase commercial awareness by telling of recent events and goings on in different sectors and industries.

As to my point about gaining more skills through socialising I have attended a bright network session on assesment centres and the interview process in general. In it we did a lot of team work and other social aspects came through which I felt I learnt from.

With my first point as I have not done anything interms of applications after the workshop I plan to put aside some spare time and think nd reflect on the direction I'm taking why for what reasons etc, How I can benefit from the experiences I have and what I learnt from them. Using the reflective bookmark given out in the wrokshop essentially.

Tutor: Siobhan Qadir

P6 Action Plan

Having attended the workshop on emotional intelligence I have come up with my 3 point action plan showing what I have taken out of workshop and how I intend to use the content to work on myself in future

1. My SMART goal, which was for the next one week everytime I felt as though I was heating up to an arguement I would sit down take deep breaths, proceed to lying down if necessary. This shows that I am aware of my own emotions and know that it can be detrimental to others emotions towards me and I'm taking "smart" moves to address that.

2. Whenever I find myself some spare thinking time I'll reflect on any particular emotional points of the day and when I was maybe arrogant of others emotions and my own; think about how else I could have reacted, perhap with less anger in realtion to point 1.

3. If when I'm with my friends I'll talk to them about the workshop and go over things I found about myself, waht they thought of me etc. Maybe even try to convinve them into coming

Tutor: Samantha Tarren

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