I have not been writing on this blog for sometime now. This is for a couple of reasons.
One, I have been terribly busy. Two, I thought about if I am adding value by writing this blog to anyone, including myself.
I will be finishing my term this week and done with "Leadership Dynamics" and "Creative and Accountable Marketing".
In Leadership, the most important learning for me has been that it is all about yourself. It is how oneself can become a better person and become a better leader.
I have read a wonderful book called "Synchronicity" by Joseph Jaworski. One of the best books on personal leadership.
I found this amazing quote in the book which sums up the entire idea. It is
The Way to Do is To Be - Lao Tsu
It is such a profound statement. I cannot tell you how much it made a difference. "Being" is "Doing". In a way it is not the tools that you learn, the ideas that you have, the position that you are in. It is all about "What you are as a person" and that will influence the people around you, the ennvironment etc.
However, everything starts with "Being".
I realized that 'learning' is all about what you can do and not what you can be taught. It is minimal any teacher can teach you. I have come to the MBA here and doing it in a way to enrich myself. I am using the course, the course facilitator, the facilities, the environment, the peer network to create the environment for me to study and learn, about myself and about the world.
This is what is making the difference.
For Marketing, the University and the course is concentrated on "fast moving consumer goods" or the stuff you get in your supermarket. I am not interested to do that hence, I have decided to do a General MBA with no specialization and fill up my electives with some subjects which will be important in the long run. More about that later.
In terms of working, I got a job now. At last. I am working as an "Environmental Project Officer" in the Dept. of Families and Communities in the Govt. of South Australia in implementing the "Greening"
program. My job is to create and implement an action plan to conserve energy, water and waste to start with. In a way going with my weblog - www.worldisgreen.com
I will be writing now more regularly for a couple of reasons.
One, I missed writing the blog. Two, like the comments the previous post there have been others who mailed me about missing the blog! That is a big motivation to know that there are people who value what you write.
Look forward to more posts.