Leadership Training

After much deliberation I finally selected a venue for my team's Leadership Training course. We ended up at a hotel on the outskirts of Beijing close to the Summer Palace called ChongXueShanZhuang Hotel. It was very reasonable (about $65 for a half-day) and the scenery was gorgeous. We felt like we were very far away from the office - here's the view we had from the training room:

leadership training

Chris Barclay of Gingko led the training for us (here's a link to his company's website but if you want to know who he really is I recommend this site instead). It was a nice treat for me to be a participant and not a leader. We did exercises to decide if we were foxes, St. Bernards or lions, and we talked about bridging communication and cultural gaps. The training was very much worth the time we invested. Chris is a fantastic trainer, I highly recommend him.

I am still reeling from something I learned in the training - that I am apparently unstructured and can be over-powering when surrounded by a group of introverts. I say reeling. "In denial" is probably a better term.

Comments:

Looks great!

Posted by Bahtiar Mameshev on April 09, 2007 at 03:04 PM CST #

Over-powering huh! Who would have thought - still can't put you and over-powering in the same sentence without a not in the middle :)

Posted by Shubho on April 10, 2007 at 01:30 AM CST #

Shubho, it's nice to have some company here in my denial. :)

Posted by melanie gao on April 10, 2007 at 02:43 AM CST #

This is why I take these evaluations with a grain of salt. Overpowering? Me, probably; you, doubtful. I suppose, compared to people with no extant personality you might be overpowering, but ask yourself, is that a bad thing?
Could this be an Asian perspective?

Posted by I18n G.A.L. on May 02, 2007 at 07:10 PM CST #

Andrea I love you and Shubho for telling me what I want to hear, whether it's true or not. :) And FWIW I don't think you're overpowering at all. Powerful but not overpowering.

Posted by melanie gao on May 08, 2007 at 02:07 AM CST #

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