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DESCRIPTIONPersonality Development is very important and if students are motivated, early in life, they would be better able to acquire the required life skills and become a better success. As a University Teacher, as a former Director of an Institute of Management, as a Trainer and Motivator, I am convinced that the best thing the educational institutions, at various levels, can do is to initiate the process of self-development, provide the required minimum initial support, and then leave the rest to the students to work out on their own. Some of my ideas are presented under the caption, Personality Development and Small Group Activity. This is a set of 4 presentations. I request the interested friends, whether representing Managements, Faculty or the Students, to kindly go through all the four parts in order to obtain a total view and then make up their mind to begin the exercise.
By flying in a “V” formationthe whole flock increasesthe flight efficiency by
one birdflying alone
Any OBSERVATIONS ?Any OBSERVATIONS ?
Lesson 1:Lesson 1:
Sharing the same directionSharing the same directionand working as a team, and working as a team,
gets them to the destinationgets them to the destination quicker and easier.quicker and easier.
By helping ourselves,By helping ourselves,ourour
will be will be ggrreeaatteerr
When a birdleaves
. . . experiences. . . experiences the resistancethe resistance of the airof the air and the difficultiesand the difficulties of flying alone...of flying alone.....
Then, the birdThen, the birdquickly comes back quickly comes back to the formationto the formationto take advantage ofto take advantage ofthe flock’s powerthe flock’s powerin front of himin front of him ....
Lesson 2:Lesson 2:
By staying in tune and By staying in tune and remaining united beside remaining united beside
thosethose who are going in the who are going in the
same direction,same direction,the effort will be less. the effort will be less.
It will be easier and It will be easier and pleasingpleasing
to reach the goals.to reach the goals.
Everyone will be inclinedEveryone will be inclined to accept and give help.to accept and give help.
When the leader birdWhen the leader bird gets tired of flying...gets tired of flying...
... The leader bird... The leader birdgoes to the endgoes to the end
of the “V” formation.of the “V” formation.
Another birdAnother bird takes its placetakes its place
and begins to lead.and begins to lead.
To share the To share the Leadership,Leadership,
there must bethere must be mutual respect mutual respect
between usbetween usall the time...all the time...
Sharing the hardest Sharing the hardest problems and tasks...problems and tasks...
gathering our abilities,gathering our abilities,combining our faculties,combining our faculties,talents and resources….talents and resources….
The birdsThe birds flying on a “V” flying on a “V” formation, formation, honk to encourage honk to encourage the ones in the front.the ones in the front...
In that way,In that way, they maintainthey maintain
the enthusiasm and speed.the enthusiasm and speed.
Lesson 4:Lesson 4:
When there is courageWhen there is courage and encouragement,and encouragement,
the progress is greater…the progress is greater…
A timely word of encouragement,A timely word of encouragement,always motivates,always motivates,
helps and strengthens…helps and strengthens…It produces the best of benefits...It produces the best of benefits...
When a bird gets sick,When a bird gets sick, is injuredis injuredor gets tiredor gets tired ,,
And must leaveAnd must leavethe formation...the formation...
Few moreFew more birdsbirds leave the formation too,leave the formation too,
and they fly togetherand they fly together with the sick bird, with the sick bird,
to help him out and protect him.to help him out and protect him.
They remain with himThey remain with himuntil he is able to fly again.until he is able to fly again.
They reach their groupThey reach their groupor they just make or they just make another “V” formation.another “V” formation.
Lesson 5:Lesson 5:
Let’s stayLet’s staybeside each otherbeside each other
no matter what the differences.no matter what the differences.
Specially,Specially, in times of difficultyin times of difficulty
and great challenges…and great challenges…
If we bond togetherIf we bond together and support each other…and support each other…
If we make trueIf we make true the spirit of teamwork…the spirit of teamwork…
Regardless of our differences, Regardless of our differences, we can rise to meet our challenge.we can rise to meet our challenge.
If we understand the real value of If we understand the real value of friendship…friendship…
If we are aware of the feeling of If we are aware of the feeling of sharing…sharing…
LIFE WILL BE EASIERLIFE WILL BE EASIERAND THE PASSING OF YEARSAND THE PASSING OF YEARS
MORE FULFILLING …MORE FULFILLING …
HAVE WE HAVE WE ANY MESSAGEANY MESSAGEAND LESSONS AND LESSONS
TO LEARNTO LEARNFROM THE “V” FORMATIONFROM THE “V” FORMATION
STRATEGYSTRATEGYADOPTED BY BIRDS ?ADOPTED BY BIRDS ?
55 LESSONS 1. Working as a TEAM,
our accomplishments will be more2. Staying in tune,
decreases effort, increases enjoymentand improves performance3. Share the responsibilities
with mutual respect and trust4. With courage and encouragement
progress will be greater5. Stay together
whatever the differencesin your own interest and in larger interest
DO YOUDO YOU
PROMISEPROMISETOTO SSTAY TOGETHER ?TAY TOGETHER ?
TOTO GGROW TOGETHER ?ROW TOGETHER ?
TOTO AACCOMPLISH TOGETHER ?CCOMPLISH TOGETHER ?
When are you goingto begin to
adopt Small Group Activityto develop your
Become Better ?