Reflections About Learn-A-Thon 2011 (Part 8)

by Patrick Liew on December 14, 2011

Learn-A-Thon 2011 has taught me that the world is changing. It’s changing at a faster pace than I thought.

It has become much smaller – or flatter. The relationships between organizations and people are being redefined.

Conventional ways of running a business are going through a sea change.

I realized there are many gaps in my knowledge and expertise. The young people were showing me unfamiliar technologies and how to apply them – and it opened a new window of possibilities for me.

I realized while I have been teaching about and encouraging effective change management – I have not been living it out fully in my life. The findings in psychology are right – the brain is indeed lazy and will resist changes.

I have to discipline myself to let go of the past so as to build a better future. I need to continually learn new ideas, models, competencies, and practices.

I need to creatively ‘destroy’ myself. I need to reinvent my workstyle so as to achieve results in an easier, better and faster way.

The focus is not to respond to every challenge and crisis. I need to build a resilient model that will rise above every situation.

I need to establish an adaptable organization with an able and agile team to capitalize on the winds of change.

To do so, I need to build open, virtual, and dynamic systems that will closely monitor the environment. I need to capitalize on the changes in the most optimal way.

Ultimately, I need to work with our Creator to seize destiny and create the best future.


I hope this message will find a place in your heart.

By the way, I have also recorded other reflections.

Please go to ‘Notes’ found below my profile picture.

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Please read them and continue to teach me.

Life is FUNtastic!


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