All entries for Thursday 27 February 2014
February 27, 2014
Do you have a choice or you just give it up? We discuss this in the team work today. Paul is a very positive person and believe people can do so much if you want. I actually am a very profane person, i believe those very basic but popular and practical philosophy. I had those encourage to change a lot but it graduately disappear and only those wordly things left.
But sometimes I think, this is not about choice, this is about motivation.
For me, sometimes people just dont find their motivation, so they go with mass and close their eyes dont see results of their action. but when they found what they really want to do, their small universe start move and expose sooo much energy. But the problem is, how many of us could find it before we are forced to enter the society and earn the small poor salary? What I always see is that, if you have your interest and dig it a bit before your graduation, you will fast be give a good and prefered position just after graduation. but if you have not found them, you have merely chance , or honestly encourage to change and to keep seeking.... that is what zhangailing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eileen_Changsaid "if you want to be famous, you need to be quick". for me, it means you need to find you motivation quickly, so you know where you are going, and your boss and your colleagues also know how to help you.
Just stay foolish, stay hangry. to seek motivation until you really find it, which really needs courage.
Voice to be heard. Let me tell you two stories.
One is when I was interned in PwC and recerived a valunteer recrutment information, to give consultancy to NGOs. I went to the interview, it was a group interview. There were also 3 in my team are from PwC and they have worked more than 2 years and in fianance and asset management sectors, but at that time I was a junior university student. We began to interview and none of them want to lead, so I lead and I got the offer then. I still remember at the feedback session, the interviewers said that why dont you use your expertise to one of my group. I dont understand why they dont want to speak out.
Another one is when teacher ask who want to lead this week, i never raise my hand. I dont know what happend to me. Maybe its because language so I felt i am not supported. In some group work, I notice me or some classmates their voice has been ignored. We may make better results if we listen. But does the world have time to listen? maybe its because language, maybe its because their are conservative personality, or something else.
I felt bad and fortunate. I feel bad because I was excellent and always want to express my idea, but I cannot find the old me. but also I feel fortunate because I have a chance to experience this feeling, so I think, most time in future, I will willing to listen to others, respect them and encourage them to speak out and help whoever need it.
this blog is not about why what i learnd is important and how i will use it, but about the course just change the way i see leadership.
I was advocate of those autocratic leaders and addicted to them. I read schiteler Mein Kampf and always love those leaders who are aggresive but productive and wise. they just dont talk but tell you in their actions. I also once led a team in a business immersion program, in which there are lots freshman and sofermore students. I tried to assign jobs because I know how to do it, but they obey me silently and at night a supervisor lead them do it again through disscussing together. Me and another older one both know the new answer is shit... but I then understand that their aim is not to find the anser, they need to exoerience these things. I miss what they want.
Paul also said that, which is totally opposite from my previous thought, if you team choose a wrong way, I think you still need to be with them.... This is what I never ever thought about before I come to this class. For me, its like what we should do is ignore those idiot and do it in right and effective way. But in this class, I was told to obey, to stand with my team no matter if we are wrong.
To be honest, I can see some advantages of this point of view, but I still cannot say I really agree. I dont agree, but its really good that I have a chance to experience this. I dont know how, but I think this will definately benefit me in some time in my life.