All entries for Tuesday 15 October 2019
October 15, 2019
I know I am not good at time management, or you could say energy management.
My former leader he told some ways but I still find myself unproductive somehow. So I attended a workshop called organise your time last weekend. Fruitfully, I not only gain some insights but also make a new friend Sofia, a girl from Greece. Oculus O.02 is my favorite classroom to meet nice people I have to say, so lucky.
Back on my topic, now I can differentiatethe GOAL/PROJECT between the TASK. But the timetable on my Warwick APP still sucks I have no idea to do with it. So I download Todoist to make a schedule for myself. More user-friendly and more flexible.
I used another APP Sleep Cycle to monitor my Sleep Quality, but every morning I get up I was shocked that how bad the quality was on my sleep last night. It just frustrated me. Sorry Goodbye~
There are something wrong with my body health these days, but I got many comfort from my close friends at home. I started to cook by myself, and posted daily meals on an APP for the sake of record. I am going to making friends with food and my body.
I live on campus where just 6mins away the WMG building. My mates living in downtown spend over 2 hrs. on commute~~I know how is feeling, over the past three years, I totally understand!
But I need to make the most of this advantage, so far I don't think I make it. I will make a plan anyway~
Life is tough due to cooking, study is tough because of the group work. I have no idea how to deal with these two presentation on Thu and Fri, well, let's see how it goes. But I will do my best anyway, and Sofia just told me she didn't sleep a wink last night for a lab report. Oh no~
I went to the dirty duck this noon for the free lunch offered by MetaSwtich~ sorry~but they are cold. But, I took a testing paper from their test team which is really interesting. The questions on that are really critical and novel, wow, that's the way UK company seeking for the right people. Got it.
Well~ It's quite difficult to stick to my goals-keep writing every day. But I love reflection, which enables me to know How MUCH I know, as well as how LITTLE I know.
But there're so many things and so many Aha moments I wanna to write it down and share with my friends and colleagues at home and abroad.
Teaching & Studying Models I've went through so far:(There is no judgement, only preference)
1. You are supposed to believe what's been told in class, and the school cares about how much you receied in class, and then evaluate you by scoring.
2. Your tutor is a facilitator. They prefer to be critized and challenged by your critical thing. Be sceptical to everything you've been taught. You are not studying for one particular knowledge, rather, you are learning how to learn.
I prefer the latter one, because I was meant to go to bed early by ten yesterday. However, I was surprised that the more I learned, the more I feel thrilled about this topic. I try to make a link between these knowledge or theories with my previous experience. I try to find out WHY I am/was thinking in these ways.
But I don't wanna be a night owl~I wanna be a early bird though. Those peopel I know and admire are used to getting up early in the morning, like two of my former Colleauges Rich and Cai, some brilliant students in Cambridge, Harvard. I am not going to follow their path, but I hope I could make the most of life from the very beginning of the day.
Competition VS Cooperation
As a student here, I don't need to show my capability by competing over others. The course tutor try to reduce any competiton among the class and encourage more cooperation. Quoted from Paul, we all have two ears, two eyes, and one mouth, and make sure you understand others before being understood. Exactly! I cannot agree with him more. I am gonna making more efforts to listening and understanding others because I believe I can learn more from my peers than my tutors under certain circumstances.
When it comes to competition within an organization, say I am the manager of one dept. It's not uncommon that I wanna make my dept stand out in this company. But it's absolutely WRONG! As a part of the whole system( system thinking), my goal should be the success of the whole organization, not my dept. There is no point making a excellent dept, but it's the whole group that matters. What a pity that I didn't know that before attending any meetings with senior managers, now I wanna observe how these managers propose the problems occured in their teams and how do they sort out a solution for the organizational issue. I will ask my colleauges hahaha.
I am the lucky one because I've been working with three top managers in Lumi. Compared with other assistants, I have more autonomy and flexibility. In most cases, I was assigned with goals, but specific tasks.
As an effective leader, how do you motivate and inspire, or stimulate your staff? Quoted again from Paul, what we can do is to create a suitable environment for our workers, where they can grow and reach their potentials. For example, we are growing plants. We don't need to select the best seed, but we give them enough sunshine, run, fresh air and fertilizer to help them grow.
How can I be heard as a junior/ How can I make a difference on the organization
One person can never change the whole system, not even the CEO. But you can make a influence on the people around you. Of course, those peole in return will have some impact on you too. Gradually, you two small group will grow into many groups and become bigger and bigger until one day the top manager team will see the change.