MICMNGT – Summary & Feedback

Since most of this is about knowledge management, sharing what you know and making that information work for the organizations you leave, there were bits and pieces I also caught from outside the slides. Things I learned from this subject:

  1. It’s better to be a part-time professor while working on projects outside the academe. That way, your knowledge undergoes the cycle of tacit-explicit-tacit-explicit. Sir Jerald was right that you also learn while you’re conducting classes. You not only scrounge for updates about the subject matter, you also learn from your students’ experiences. Then you apply it outside the university. The results of which might bring newfound knowledge, which you could then share with your students.
  2. Identified my leadership style. I fall under “Leader as a Designer”, preferring to stay in the background while others do the moderating. Unless it can’t be helped. In any case, I actually liken this to one of Kevin Kelly’s Rule: Let Go At The Top.
  3. The activities told me that my first degree (Behavioral Studies) did not go to waste. In fact, ICMNGT combined several aspects of my BA course (Industrial Sociology, Psychological Measurement etc.), and my BS course (Information Management, Business Processes, IT), and my marketing background. Now, whenever they say that my degrees in Psychology and IT are miles apart, I have this subject to prove that that isn’t true.
  4. I am able to apply knowledge acquired from QUAMET (thanks to Sir Dennis), SOCDIM (thanks to Ms. Jem), and ECOMET (thanks to Sir Bingo) and combine those with activities done in ICMNGT (thanks to Sir Jerald).
  5. A leader asks, “What can I do for them?” and not, “What can they do for me?”
  6. Learned that I use my right and left brain equally. (Does that mean I’m equally stupid in both sides? Heh.) Another translation is that I am a left-brained person with highly advanced visual perception (which is a trait of right-brained people) and weak auditory perception.
  7. “Every transition begins with an ending. We have to let go of the old before we can pick up the new, not just outwardly but inwardly.”

I actually carry these newfound insights with me, like emergency ammo. The fact that I can mesh this seamlessly with my other subjects, and also able to use them for my existing projects, just adds more value to it.

On the other hand, not that I’m being masochistic or what, but I liked the idea of having class activities on a regular basis. It would be nice to have them every meeting (not just every other week), so that we wouldn’t have to sit throughout 3 hours worth of lectures. Whenever I get hungry in the middle of a lecture, the diagrams Sir Jerald has on the PPT slides suddenly resemble donuts…

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