There are many supports as you go through the RRU MBA. Likely in every MBA. We just have to ask and seek them out and use them.
My last call was very helpful, speaking with Trish, a coach for the teams we are assigned to in our program.
As a leader, what do I want? We impact change so what change do I want to influence? We can see the pattern around us. Is the pattern of our leadership what we want? Do we step back? Do we step forward? Do we tolerate or not tolerate?
There is a lot of layers to this thought. Observe, note, think, reflect, and then see if the patterns you are in support what you want. If yes, go forth, and if not, change.
Boy oh boy, I do miss marathoning...
After a final today, BUSA 508, it is time for me to recall some marathon tricks to recovery- I am going to need it!
1) Baby food (Drink within 15 minutes of crossing the finish line) - I usually had a soy based baby food in a can. Good fats, potassium, minerals, high calorie liquid for quick easy absorption.
2) Beer (Drink within 60 minutes of crossing the finish line) - Beer is bad, as it hinders recovering from dehydration, but it changes your physiology, so I had one within an hour of crossing.
3) Massage, baths, epsom salts, a535, ointments (Within 1 day of crossing the finish line) I would treat my muscles with everything that would increase circulation and encourage cellular level cleansing from the exertion and caloric consumption.
4) Banana, Avocado, Broccoli, olive oil, hemp seeds- lots, raw, in a bowl. Nothing fancy. Easy to digest nutrient packed food with lots of good fats and calcium. I avoided processed foods, kept to my vegan diet as much as I could, and drank lots of water.
5) KEY- think about the next event- book it!
So, post exam, this is on my plate- except the baby food. Lets not get crazy, it was just an exam.
Well, Dieter, whats the big deal? Who cares? and so what?
I used these tricks to get to 33 marathons, 6 in one year (plus a sprint triathlon and an obstacle course race that year too) and now I am closing in on my MBA. So, it is a big deal- your attitude determines your altitude- and each routine helps. And if this doesn't help you with a marathon or a tough study schedule, you can still apply it to improve your daily health.
China. Brazil. Europe. Indonesia. Quiet and deliberate growth with careful steps to... to you.
They are the developing markets. And the developing markets are reaching out for experience, brands, research and development shops, resources. Are you ready? If you are not acquiring companies, then you are about to be acquired. If you are not defending yourself against an international takeover it is already too late.
The military attack is less effective than the economic. As companies invest in Canada, purchase Canadian talent and resources, adopt our models and frameworks and then improve them, as they become global giants in our backyard, we can either meet them and stand up, or we can falter.
The motto of 'Buy Canadian' was once a simple thought- now we have to work a little harder and research a little longer when we vote with our dollars.
Dieter Wentzel, CPHR