So..I’m really tired, and this is going to be short, to be honest.
Last night my team worked on finishing the presentation we will make today to the “senior administrative leaders” that the LTL faculty will be “playing.” We are to pitch a specific idea, with implementation, budget, etc., that will address a strategic concern of a college.
Until last night, I have to admit that I haven’t felt completely at ease with our group. This is not a statement about the people, much less about any one person in particular. It’s about trying to form a team made up of people that have all come to a workshop designed to build leadership. This is a group here to become better leaders. Putting us in groups is going to cause some unease.
But there is nothing like a project, trying to make something concrete, to bring people together. As we worked together, our skills and strengths emerged naturally. Even more impressively, the way we offered to help just flowed. Someone would ask for help (I know I did several times) and others would start working on solutions. One person made headway, and ideas were thrown about, and we ended up with a great product. When we did a run-through, we all gave feedback equitably and fairly, and we have, I think, a solid product.
I don’t know what today’s reflection piece will be, but I know that last night’s collaborative experience will be the sticking point for me for the day.