February 18, 2011

Where is the treasure and do we need itů what really matters

Just a quick blog about today's exercise.

The treasure game this morning was great: I loved it. It really shows how important the teamwork is but also its efficient coordination. Having several facets and being complex it was very hard for teh leader of our team to keep the overview. Several things were totally unclear form the beginning. For example how the data cards are working. Just after some time we found it out, too late and I had the feeling by accident. These are the situation where I think a leader also needs to be a good manager. Managing what needs to be done with the given resources in this case human beings. I know that sounds rough adn should not just seen like that but from the managerial side it should. How can you lead if you have no guidance, no plan? So a systematic thinking is from high benefit in this situation. I wondered if during today's exercise maybe an autocratic style would have been more appropriate than the laissez-faire style my leader was presenting. It would have been quite easy to apply the autocratic one. Having a structure or plan in the head the task could have been very easy distributed. But who knows… :)

Anyway we found the treasure recovered it and were on the way back home, but could not make it. So finally we did not get the treasure to a safe place.

But does it matter, getting the money, having money?? I do not know but today once again I experienced that money is nothing compared to health. What can money give you when you are totally ill. Sure you can have a look for the best doctors etc, like Steve Jobs at the moment. But in the end the money cannot beat the cancer…

What I am taking out from this is, I do not know who said it, you know you a have wonderful fulfilling life and you have done everything right if you do not have to change anything if you get the diagnosis of just having one or three more years to live. We should keep that in mind and ask if we would change immediately something if we get such a diagnosis. Would we say screw the studies and just go for party?? Quite a hard approach to assess teh current situation, but ok just want to make you think with that.

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