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October 26, 2010

First Day of presentations for B group. Angry and sad……..

Today we had the first presentations. I went to the MBE ready to display my work and happy because I would hear different opinions than mine. This turned to be an utopia. At the end of the day I was sad and angry. I think that the presentations can be a much better experience that the today ones.

This is not because of my teams¢ efficiency. We had our positives and our negatives. I gathered a lot of stuff for areas of improvement. But that is good. We will be improved and learn…… Happyyyyyyy…..!!!!!

On the contrary I was disappointed from the team spirit in the classroom. To be more precise I was presenting today and I had questions from the others. But it wasn¢t the same from all of my colleagues. This was an experience to other members too, not only to me.

On the one hand I had questions for clarification or for critique in order to challenge me and make me thing more about what I was presenting. This questions (it was 2 I think) ended with a thank you and the person who asked was showing that it was equal with me and that he tries to learn with me…….

On the other hand there were people who asked with the aim of finding a drawback on your work and through that they tried to display their superiority. They were asking with a competitive style. Why? At the end of the question they were showing to the presenter that they didn't understand its answer. (Sad and angry)

Message to everyone with this attitude:

My friend I know that I am not perfect but neither do you. I do not want to be the best. The only I want is to learn the most. You can keep for yourself the first place in this year race. I see the race as a journey. If you do not brake your mental models (SENGE, we learned that today) you will not change. You do not know everything…… Please change your attitude, for your own good…… If you keep like that you will stay alone….. This is worse than not being in the first place………

Vagelis…..

P.S. I feel better now.


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