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April 04, 2011

climate change!!! the inevitable trade off..

Today during class, we are suppose to act as a governor and make decision of what is the best possible action to get the best possible balance of awareness and popularity. At first, I was very lost and didn't knw how this could have relate to an organization at all... It was very fascinating when the trade off of manager and employee were given because it was the exact same. In this case, I believe the optimal balance (our team goal) was the maximize the awareness (effectiveness) by just keeping popularity (employee like level) at the minimal level of acceptance because it seem to be the best possible solution in the long run. Even though the result didn't come out as good as we expected, we got to understand the concept of both leadership and decesion u need to make which there are always consequences. Another reflective lesson is that people will act irrationale and in effectiveness with resources when not planned properly. This was a case in our group because we kept saving money waiting to spend big on something we want which at the end never came along and end up trying to use as much on whtever we can take just to use it. That was a very bad practice in which lag of planning will give us. (However planning wasn't applicable in this exercise) Overall I really like the analogy linked of this exercise because it give a much better understanding when you understand the comparison than to go straight for the obvious exercise.

April 02, 2011

Leadership… actually about changing urself.. not changing other…

As i have re read my PMA looking through to see how i actually did helped out the CEO and directors with the theory chosen, i have end up reflecting that one of the best solution to be a leader is making a good role model and trying to teach yourself to be a better person and thus it will be reflected to all your followers and in turn helped them become a better team. 

I think ultimately leadership is someone is just someone who can fidn the solution for other when they are fconfuse in order to get the potential out of themselves.  However it can't be done if the leader have not yet found the solution for themselves.

April 01, 2011

Different type of group strategies…

As we are reaching the period of more worked accumulating between dissertations, old PMA, and current projects, time management have again become very vital.  Each members of the gruop tend to focus differently among what they should spend their time to.  This have resulted in a very different style of working in our group for KBAM, in a way much more realistic.  The reason is because most of the time group work are done together in meeting and the decision are make together.  This time, due to many project along with large pool of information to cover, the each person are assign each part of the work individually thus having to trust other teammate to produce the same quality work for the team in order to create an optimal result. 

I can't wait till next week to get over with LE and combining our group work to see how this different type of working which is more realistic will bring us to.  New module always come with new experiences, really enjoying it and hope other is too!!

A good leader in action yet again!

Couple days ago, i was out playing soccer with my friend with the post graduate group.  Am not one of the active member among this club but guess it was about time to exercise.  While they were picking team, it was mostly friend based more than skill and that unfamiliar faces are usually last pick.  As the game progress, my friend and i didn't earn much trust from most of the teammate and it was more like an ingroup and outsider inside one team whihc only passes the ball to each other.  Not until half time when we were having a water break and the team leader came to try and start the conversation which create some sense of humor and bond the team together much more.  Despite ending up losing, the game was much more of a one team game isntead of two team inside one which was easily done by just a short conversation linking everything.

It is another exampel i face that a good leader is always a strong contribution to every thing in a team activity.

March 28, 2011

Leadership in action in new team!

today was the first day of our new module, it was a very interesting day despite a very short lecture.  The main reason was because the upcoming project that was giving allowed us to use multiple skills we have learned throughout the course.  It was really good to know that instead of doing small mini projects, we are now freely to make more decision upon things.  However, it was very interesting to see that we will now have an OFFICIAL leaders in each group instead of a normal group this time around.  This have made it a very different type of situation because now everyone have a common knowledge of who is the leader and make the process much more systematic (example was clear of meeting time and problem when someone is not free since the first day).  This have really benefit and minimize the time that is lost due to no emerging leader.

Really exciting the to work with new groupmate i have not work with and hope that i will get to apply a GOOD team members skills i obtain from leadership module.

March 23, 2011

Leadership cultural barrier!!

As i am working on my dissertation which involve leadership style, one of the main issue that came through was cultural barrier in which foreign leader come and fail in expansionary countries despite succeeding in the domestic level.  One of the main problem is because of cultural change in wokring style with new mentality employees.  This goes from everything including motivation and system of working.  Not only that, but the style of communication tend to be a very big issue because some country might use direct and straight forward, however some country might like to just make it mannered.  All in all as i research i believe there is so much requirement to be a good leader!!!

to me FLEXIBILITY and ADAPTABILITY is the new important thing!

March 18, 2011

Group thinking… very dangerous situation which are very hard to avoid

One of the main problem i find toward every group work am in along with every team activity i do in life, group thinking have become a very vital factor.  I used to think that discussion and group ideas were always better.  However, since the module occur, i have been spectating and have seen that the two main issue always arise which are anchoring the idea in which people just try to adjust from there, and that people are likely to be influence by group pressure or the larger party or even the one who is known to be the smartest one. 

The reason i brought this whole case up was because we were playing a video game in which require 5 people per side. Everyone have their own view of playing, but when the so called "best" plaer in the team suggested one idea, everyone tend to just agree because no one would dare disagree despite knowing the flawed of it thinking that they don't want to take the blame if it goes wrong.  The result end up in disaster.  How do we really overcome this situation?

I've tried to link his with thte last module of leadership that a safe environment will be important that no one fear to suggest idea and express, however there were not really an emerging leader but it was more of contigency personality lead thus the quiet one will also stay quiet. 

This barrier is so hard to break through in order to create a success in group work.  Can it really be done or we just have to let the quiet person realize and start acting upon their role??

March 11, 2011

Leadership robust or gut feelin!

As we are studying the RDM module, i have some doubt when a leader make decision making.  The module teaches us to make all decision according to logic explaination and prcess making to avoid being biased.  However, i think in order to lead people, we need to go outside the line to adjust things according to situation and not only follow the system.  In this i mean making decision according to some other intangible factors which can't be calculate using the process as feeling or relationship etc...

March 09, 2011

Getting to use new skills!

since finishing the leadership module, today was my first group meeting in the new module.  In this module, it is very intresting because we also get to work with people who are in the other group who we only recognize as friend but not in a group working environment.  It was very interesting because i try to adopt the ideas that i compile when other people suggest me to improve myself.  It worked out realy well because as usually i like to take contorl and anchor idea in to group member, but this time i back off more and try to listen to other along with encouraging everyone to talk which made the discussion really useful in our team members.  I am really cherishing the skill we adopt because it is very tangible despite not working doing the PMA just yet. 

March 04, 2011

Treating people differently in a team… good or bad??

Today i was with one of my housemate and she was struggling to deal with her group work issue.  One of the main problem was that despite having an emerging leader in the team, the team members personality are very differnet in not opposite thus creating an issue upon her work.  The first issue that was raise was the working hour which is an issue because each person tend to prefer to work at different time period.  This is just one of the many issue raise. 

This have trigger me a bigger picture thinking that if we had to lead a team which have differnet type of personality and needed to be treated differently, woudl this work out or will it be look as if its biased toward each member and disrupt the work force. 

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