Self-Critical


冲突不可避免,这是事物向前发展的一个必然产物。

很不幸,它感觉起来不是太爽;

很庆幸,因为我看到它了。如果没有冲突,事情又怎么向前发展呢?

跟往常一样,我还是会静静地思考为什么会出现冲突,如何解决它并且让这个冲突能够发挥它最大的价值。当然,像大多数冲突一样,问题其实不大,关键是只要有一方愿意冷静下来思考,并踏出化解冲突的第一步(这不需要一定是妥协或者让步),事情往往都能够朝向积极的方向去发展。

作为Project Director,我深深地感觉到我的不足:

A leader’s job is to see possibilities and to help people seize possibilities. (by Carly Fiorina)

经过长久以来的努力,我觉得在see possibilities方面我做得还可以,不过help people seize possibilities我还是亟待提高。

Leadership, leadership…很容易懂,做起来难,做到更难!

我一直在回味Jensen Huang (CEO of NVIDIA)的一句话: Building a company is extra-ordinary a great of fun, and it is also incredibly hard.

我的觉悟是,如果我不能对即将来临的困难与挑战处理好,那样不如早点偃旗息鼓,乖乖地做个好员工,再做个好梦。(Unless I am ready for all the hardship and difficulty coming to me, I would be better off if I let it go and be a good employee. That’s pretty easy and let my dream be my dream always.

I don’t wanna be a try-to-do person, I will make every attempt to fight for my dream!

Jeff Wang

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!

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When I failed to do something, I often think positively that I am still young and mistake is part of the success. I told myself that I am learning and growing up.

Yet I suddenly realize that I am now a man with three years working experience, not a student ANY MORE. Making mistake is OK, but the abuse of it is certainly NOT good!

My conclusion is that I am too nice to myself, and not yet professional. But I am NOT a student ANY MORE.

Jeff Wang

24 Feb, 2010

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!

Ever since I have been closely working with Francis on some projects that are out of my comfort zone, I have the feeling that there is some element missing in Jeff, and that must be one of the critical factors on my way from Good to Great.

Last time Francis mentioned to me “不折不扣”, and I think it almost hit the point, while I kind of get the reason in terms of human behavior. I am not sure if other people will act similar like I do, but the below summary is simply based on my own experience:

Currently, I got excessive work in my to-do list, and all of them always got its reason to be completed ASAP. My previous finding on Time Management on “How to deal with sudden tasks” doesn’t apply to my case anymore, as now I’m moving to a new leadership role, and need to adapt a new approach and mindset: to fulfill multi-tasks in short time.

So that’s what I attempted to do: to fulfill multi-tasks in a short time. I need to complete them; otherwise, neither my boss nor I will accept it. Therefore, I kind of lose my sense of quality assurance. This, indeed, brought me much more trouble, say, duplicate work, too much back and forth communication, etc.

However, multi-tasks has to be completed in short time, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, with good quality, that’s how I transform from good to great.

With constant self-review on my work performance and thinking on how to improve, I remember two weeks ago, Francis told me that his secret on time management is “hear and think carefully before work, you can hit to the points better.” I think this time I fully get and appreciate the essence of it in my mind.

Knowing, doing, and being. I am a step forward in the regard of time management.

Think twice before you act, BUT act fast!

Jeff Wang

3 Dec 2009

What We Can Imagine, What We Can Achieve!

Well, I was doing a great job before. But, that’s BEFORE, NOT now.

I found myself not as passionate as I used to be and was distracted by other affairs. I have to say that’s too bad and it’s now the right time for me to re-evaluate myself and get back to the right track. Otherwise, my dream, my personal development, were just like talking. Nothing will be achieved.

Good oppotunities are ahead, I gotta do something and make everything back to the right track.

Well, I am not doing great these days. But I will work hard and be the Jeffwangbest.

Keep workin’

Jeff

28 Dec, 2008

思维局限

 

跳绳:1分钟 240 VS. 360

 

前几天,有个同事跟我聊起跳绳,说他以前一分钟能跳340以上。我一听很是吃惊,马上断定这是不可能的事情。原因很简单,我初中的时候是体育尖子,最快试过快到连整根绳都承受不了,断了,也就一分钟240。现在突然有个人跟我说他能在一分钟内跳多100下,真是打死我我也不信。

 

我一开始极力跟他辩论,但后来他告诉他的方法,原来跟我的有很大不同。我每跳一下,绳子也过一下,但是他是每跳一下,绳子过两下,所以数量上也就多了很多。我想了想,虽然自己没有试过,但是按照他的做法,340也是情理之中的。

 

触动: 思维局限

 

这件小事对我的触动很大。我开始反思,为什么我的思维存在如此局限。正如穷爸爸富爸爸里面说的,很多事情不是我们做不到,而是我们不知道应该怎样去做到。因为很多我们觉得不可能的事情,别人都做到了。

 

思考:开放的眼光

 

对于很多事情,我们不应该用我们自身的经验去局限它。在听到一些不可思议的事情的时候,第一反应不应该是去反驳它,也不是去证明它是错的,而是要以一种开放的,好奇的心态,去听听为什么别人说它是可能的。或许,我们就能从中学到很多。

 

好的就学习吸收,不好地就当是学会如何过滤一些不实信息。何乐而不为呢?开放我们的思维吧!

 

Jeff

3 September, 2008

 

The past few weeks could be regards as the breakthrough of my mind, with regards to dealing with business and dealing with high-ranking company and business people.

Don’t be too humble in business!

I used to be humble, indeed, too humble.

Well, humble is a virtue. But being too humble keeps me from achieving what I desired.

I guess that’s so common for a less experienced man like me. Those who we speak to are high ranking, say, VP of a certain department, founder of a company, while my working experience is even no more than 2 years. They are a veteran, while I am a fish.

However, does it really matter?

People judge you from what you have brought to the table, but not by your age and experience

 

Well, after Francis and Leo have gifted me a lesson, I tried that myself with another ISP. This time the people I spoke to was the head of their department, and besides, he is founder of another famous software company. The content of conversation was actually similar to the previous one, the only difference is that this time I say it with full confidence. And I just made it.

 

Why did I fail last time?

a.    No confidence, too humble

b.    No boldness, get well prepared for their rejection, to step back or compromise

c.    No sense to find the breakthrough point- the benefit during the conversation

 

And as the subtitle suggests, people judge us by what we have brought to the table, but not by our age and experience. Being too humble simply is not a best practice in business. I won’t hit that stupid mistake again from now on.

 

Jeff

3 September 2008

 

The past few weeks could be regards as the breakthrough of my mind, with regards to dealing with business and dealing with high-ranking company and business people.

Don’t be too humble in business!

I used to be humble, indeed, too humble.

Well, humble is a virtue. But being too humble keeps me from achieving what I desired.

I guess that’s so common for a less experienced man like me. Those who we speak to are high ranking, say, VP of a certain department, founder of a company, while my working experience is even no more than 2 years. They are a veteran, while I am a fish.

However, does it really matter?

People judge you from what you have brought to the table, but not by your age and experience

 

Well, after Francis and Leo have gifted me a lesson, I tried that myself with another ISP. This time the people I spoke to was the head of their department, and besides, he is founder of another famous software company. The content of conversation was actually similar to the previous one, the only difference is that this time I say it with full confidence. And I just made it.

 

Why did I fail last time?

a.    No confidence, too humble

b.    No boldness, get well prepared for their rejection, to step back or compromise

c.    No sense to find the breakthrough point- the benefit during the conversation

 

And as the subtitle suggests, people judge us by what we have brought to the table, but not by our age and experience. Being too humble simply is not a best practice in business. I won’t hit that stupid mistake again from now on.

 

Jeff

3 September 2008

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