2011年2月16日水曜日

Facilitating and questioning

Yesterday I had another long meeting (from 14 - 22).
Lots of presentation and discussion.
One thing I relearned from this was the importance of directing, facilitating and questioning.

Directing in this context is setting the initial tone.
In the initial presentation, the director clarified the objectives and purposes in a succinct manner.
What was good was he passionately showed how serious he was to have strong participation from
everyone and see the qualification of each. He is always regarded as a calm, gentle, and smart guy.
But this time he made himself very strict, helping set the tone for the meeting going forward.
It worked very well and I would like to apply it in the next occasion.

Facilitating is for time management, recording key concepts, direction management.
This time facilitation was done by a person who is in a different department.
This way objectivity is guaranteed and easy for the other to follow.

Lastly questioning. Running through lots of questions, I found out good questions are those with
more than three dimension or checking multiple points at one shot. Identifying structure behind
his or her saying, checking consistency or clarity, and making sure what we can get in the end.

Good o experience the importance of those above.

2011年2月15日火曜日

Productivity

Yesterday was a long day. QTR review meeting from 10 to 17, pricing meeting, inventory meeting, and incentive meeting till 21. Too much? No more? Excited? Output over time spent is my measurement for productivity. I believe thinking ways to improve productivity of meeting is very important because meetings take our time everyday and our productivity hinges on it. However the problem is it is not regarded as such that there seems not many people who think they are significant. This is the part that I would like to take leadership and make a change in people around me.

2011年2月14日月曜日

3 days off

3 days off helped me understand how stressed I would become without studying. Studying makes me tired, but not studying and wasting my time makes me stressed.

2011年2月9日水曜日

Belief

Holding strong belief which won't become stale gives people stability in my opinion.
Whenever I feel not exited about my life, I always get back to my belief that all I can do is to enjoy ever single second before me with best energy, best curiosity, best concentration, best knowledge and experience in a balanced manner to make it count. This belief always helps me go forward.

2011年2月8日火曜日

One moment changed my mind

Today very interesting thing happened to me.
Recently I had not been in good mood. Not bad, but not as usual.
I slept well, ate well, exercised well, but not in good mood.
I didn't know what was lacking, but tonight right before I went home,
one thing happened, which must sound to you nothing special, but was special for me.

My co-worker, a senior, did the job I was supposed to do, knowing
I was busy with other things. This enabled me notice what was lacking.
That was to feel Kindness. Going back to my recent,
I did things that I was not supposed to do in my role, but did them purely for the betterment of the business.
My desire to continue those tasks with the expectation that somebody would give me hand in the future must have been rotten because I felt nobody would help anyway. But I didn't want to stop because of my feeling, pushing me hard to eradicate that hope out of my mind. That turned out to be the stress, which had got me stranded in "not a good mood".

Procrastination

Just one paragraph,which describes recent me.

Real procrastination is to be unaware of your procrastination.
As long as you are aware of where you stand and where you go, you can change your behavior for the better. Without change, you will continue to do the same thing, and that
cannot help you even think about getting different results.