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MSM Romania Think Leadership June 2012 Workshop


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Oliver Olson's (Dean at Maastricht School of Management Romania) presentation at Think Leadership by Catalyst Solutions, 16th of June, Bucharest.

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MSM Romania Think Leadership June 2012 Workshop

  1. 1. What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
  2. 2. Steve Jobs – 3 Stories 3:09 – 8:40
  3. 3. Abby• 36 Years Old• Degrees in English and Psychology from a top college• Work History: • Rental Cars • Farm Equipment Sales • Marketing, Event Planning and Graphic Design (entrepreneur)• What does she want to be when she grows up?
  4. 4. “Its never too late to be what youmight have been.” - George Elliot“If you dont know who you are,a university is an expensive place tofind out.” - A. Armstrong
  5. 5. Think Leadership 2012• It is YOUR responsibility to put yourself in the right place… companies used to take responsibility for this in return for your life long loyalty and as compensation for doing a job that was not fulfilling.
  6. 6. Is This Your Plan?Childhood University Work Retirement Stop Living Start Living Die
  7. 7. A Better Plan Work PlayChildhood University Start Living Die
  8. 8. The Best Plan! There should be no Difference between WHO you are and WHAT you do!Childhood University Start Living Die
  9. 9. The link between money and happiness (*bezea pufoasa)
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  14. 14. Think Leadership 2012Know Yourself: • The Types of work you like to do • The activities that give you the most satisfaction • The environments in which you prefer to work • The sorts of people you like to work with • The abilities you possess that you‟d like to develop
  15. 15. Think Leadership 2012Ask 5 or 6 friends these questions:(I hope you have that many friends!)• What four words best describe me?• If your best friend asked you to tell her more about me, what would you say?• What appears to motivate me?• What would be the ideal job for me?• What seems to make me most fulfilled and excited?• What work should I stay away from, and why?• What about myself do I have trouble seeing?• What aspects of myself do I need to change to be more successful?• What aspects of myself should I not change?
  16. 16. Think Leadership 2012“Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong. More often, people know what they are not good at – and even then, more people are wrong than right.” – Peter Drucker
  17. 17. 344 Questions Exercise 1 - Yellow
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  19. 19. Think Leadership 2012“Managing Oneself” by Peter DruckerFive key questions:1. What are my strengths?2. How do I work?3. What are my values?4. Where do I belong?5. What can I contribute?
  20. 20. 344 Questions Exercise 2 - Purple
  21. 21. You Are Not Special5:28–7:05 / 8:42-9:00 / 11:32-end
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  23. 23. Think Leadership 2012• You Need to Prepare for you career just like you would to master an instrument or to prepare for your final university exams.• Make a plan: Example - For every hour you spend on the internet, spend 10 minutes on career planning. Keep track of the hours and once a week or once a month use the accumulated career planning time.
  24. 24. How Do You Get There?• Aggressively look for opportunities• Be prepared• Be „hungry‟• Surround yourself with „great‟ people• Work , Work, Work!• Get education
  25. 25. 344 Questions Exercise 3 - Red
  26. 26. What About Abby?• Dream Job: • Antiques Appraiser• Plan: • Start selling farm equipment again (financing) • Get a Masters in Family Counseling • Find an Antiques Appraiser as a mentor • In 10 years start new career
  27. 27. My Story
  28. 28. Recommended Resources• “The Black Swan” - Nassim Taleb• “Fooled By Randomness” – Nassim Taleb• “Outliers: The Story of Success” – Malcom Gladwell• “The Tipping Point” – Malcom Gladwell• “Freakonomics” - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner• “SuperFreakonomics” - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner• “What Color is Your Parachute” – Dick Bolles• “When Genius Failed” - Roger Lowenstein• “344 Questions?”– Stefan G. Bucher• Video about doing what you are passionate about – Gary Vaynerchuck
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  30. 30. For more information about our Executive MBA inRomania, visit us at or