I believe in empowerment.
I believe staff should be given a space for them to be creative to deliver. This will enhance their ownership towards the assigned tasks as they free to chart their path in reaching the objective that has been set by the superior.
Superior should act more like a consultant and see they staff as future leaders. They should mould their staff to fit the criteria of leaders instead of issuing orders and instruction without helping their staff with the clear direction.
One of the modern technologies that I love most is GPS. It’s handy tools that helps you to reach a location that you are unfamiliar with. Ideally, with GPS you need not to worry about getting lost.
Nonetheless, like other relationship, there is always ups and downs moments. There are few instances where I was attentively driving and suddenly my GPS goes frozen with a message “No GPS signal”. When I was first time experienced this, I was panicked and busily try to bring the GPS signal to live and then..bang! I hit a car in front of me 😦 and I ended up have to give a lengthy reason and justification and apology to the car owner and in addition have to forego my 100 bugs for the car owner to repair his car and I have to send my car for repair and cost me RM 800 and (i know too many ‘and’, right?) worst is I just bought that car..about a week.. 😦
Probably the above doesn’t happen in a western countries..probably their map is reliable and frequently updated up there in a sky.
So, am I lost faith to GPS? well.. it’s hard to tell.. it does correctly lead you to desired location when it’s mood (GPS signal) is okay 😐
Wow…can’t remember last time am here writing my thoughts, feelings, experience, life learning, etc. Worst is.. I simply don’t have any reason at all… busy? maybe.. tired? well could be.. The thing is..it is not easy to develop a new routine ..it’s true but it shouldn’t be a reason not to write.., right?
Anyway..let’s not look back..it’s not gonna bring me anywhere..I should move forward..YES..I’ll try to be discipline and write more..well at least once a month..
I had lunch with my hubby last Tuesday in a restaurant. I know I have to watch what I’m eating…but somehow after I ‘carefully’ browse the menu, I couldn’t resist my temptation to have Spaghetti Carbonara. Yes. Spaghetti Carbonara that laden with cheese, fat and carbohydrate; which in short very ‘friendly’ to my tummy and body :p. It’s has been a while since my last bite of Spaghetti Carbonara so I think it’s ok if I choose it for my lunch.
After a while, a waiter handed over a plate of Spaghetti Carbonara that I ordered and the moment my tongue touched it, I feel like I’m in a different land..it was so delicious.
I hope I can finish it all without any guilty feeling but after 3 spoon, I can’t pretend to be ‘ok’ anymore..I have to stop..but I can’t cause I ordered it and I need to finish it 😦 Yup, serve me right!
..And the worst part is, I still feel guilty though it happened a week ago. And whenever my waist can’t fit my jeans, I regret that carbonara experience 😦
I just got to know one of my friends grow her own plants; vegetables, herbs and flowers. She has a blog and document the progress of her plants; from the early stage of seeding, fertilizing, etc. She showed me the blog and I admire her patience in growing a plant.
She said in the beginning she stumble into mistakes too but as she go along, she learns from her experience and it matures her. She is also active in online forum for gardener – a platform where a group of gardener virtually meet up and exchange tips, idea, solving problem and learn from each other.
I asked her to write a book about her plants but she was reluctant and in confidence She said she is new in this gardening thing and she fears that no one will buy and read her book.
I seriously think she should write a book.
I believe one way to motivate ourselves to give the fullest to our job is by redefining our job title. What I’m saying is we need to find meaning behind our ‘designation’.
I admit that it ain’t an easy exercise but once you find the meaning behind your job, you will treat your job differently. For example, a man selling newspaper. His job title may be “Newspaper Seller”, but what his job really means is he “provides a platform for the masses to access the current affairs and knowledge as a catalyst to build intellectual and knowledgeable society”. Now, how does that sound?
A housewife is not just a mere homemaker but someone who is “responsible to design and develop strategy to produce future leaders that includes provide necessary nutrition, required education and cultivate self-discipline without compromising a healthy and fun environment”.
When you find meaning in your job, regardless what is your position in an organization, you will feel different knowing that you contribute to something big.
Now, why don’t you give it a try.
Let’s find meaning behind your job title.
Good Luck 🙂