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Leadership and Building High Performance Teams: Explore to be Leader of Ourselves
Posted : 17/04/2018
Leadership and Building High Performance Teams: Explore to be Leader of Ourselves
 
There was an 'awkward' dead air moment when Ajarn Bill Randall, a busy businessman who has broad experiences in several industries, asked all of us 81 students of MIM-32 about leadership's values in the first MIM 501's session before going to actively participate in those challenging activities held at Rayong Resort during the following four days.  It took MIMers batch 32 more than an hour to list down the answer of what the leadership is.  Of course, it was much easier to say it out, rather than writing it down, when asked what we would do if we made a mistake such as making an excuse or telling a lie.
Each of us had different reasons of what has hold us back and why: some might be afraid of failure, some might not want to lose face, some might absolutely have no idea of what it is, while many might even not be familiar with their inner feelings.  However, we somehow discovered those 'reasons' or 'answers' after participating in the inner digging activities at Rayong Resort with Ajarn Bill.
MIMers batch 32 were divided into 9 groups and assigned to do different 3 games right after we set foot on Rayong Resort's ground. Some groups were successful in the games making their scores chart soaring high while others followed in pursuit. We learned what some teams lacked 'execution after planning' or lacked 'the same goal'.  It was an ice-breaking day to get to know each other more and more before embarking on the most challenging activity which was the walk rally on Koh Samed the following day.
Under the no-mercy sunlight of Thailand, we had to walk up to 13 kilometers or even more if you got lost during the walk rally in order to finish four logic games and come back to the restaurant on Koh Samed, at which we were to have lunch, in one piece as a team.  Our spirit was high and we squeezed our last drops of energy to do it.  It was not exaggerated to say so because we all wanted to win or gain or maintain the rank and we will do whatever it takes to achieve it.  The result was satisfying.  We were proud that we had completed the walk in a short time at around midday after starting in the morning.  We were told that we were faster than the groups from recent years while on a boat back to Rayong Resort.  got rest for hours before getting ready for next activities.
Believe it or not, the deep we dig into our behaviors, the more it reflects ourselves. If it was a weakness, we would overcome it (starting from now, some of us said).  If it was our own leadership style, then we would change it, to the better.
There were many activities that helped us manage our feelings and organize our thoughts better.  It should of course help making our two years together as a successful and strong team at MIM.  We learned to help each other, even though it was a very little thing to say, like asking our friend if he or she was well under strong sunlight.  We got along well with each other and respected each individual's skills.  Given that we came from various backgrounds ranging from medicine to business to arts, now 81 of us MIM-32 from nine different groups, have blended together as one.
Thanks to Ajarns, MIM alumni (our Agents) and MIM staff who put together efforts in every single moment for us to discover ourselves, making us strong teams, and bringing our inner energy out. We are now motivated and know exactly what our response will be if we face challenges ahead.  Well, we have known our own weaknesses, strengths and leaderships.  That should be the best keys to help us out in getting the problems solved!
Chayanis Songsermsawad (MIM-32)
There was an 'awkward' dead air moment when Ajarn Bill Randall, a busy businessman who has broad experiences in several industries, asked all of us 81 students of MIM-32 about leadership's values in the first MIM 501's session before going to actively participate in those challenging activities held at Rayong Resort during the following four days.  It took MIMers batch 32 more than an hour to list down the answer of what the leadership is.  Of course, it was much easier to say it out, rather than writing it down, when asked what we would do if we made a mistake such as making an excuse or telling a lie.

Each of us had different reasons of what has hold us back and why: some might be afraid of failure, some might not want to lose face, some might absolutely have no idea of what it is, while many might even not be familiar with their inner feelings.  However, we somehow discovered those 'reasons' or 'answers' after participating in the inner digging activities at Rayong Resort with Ajarn Bill.
 
MIMers batch 32 were divided into 9 groups and assigned to do different 3 games right after we set foot on Rayong Resort's ground. Some groups were successful in the games making their scores chart soaring high while others followed in pursuit. We learned what some teams lacked 'execution after planning' or lacked 'the same goal'.  It was an ice-breaking day to get to know each other more and more before embarking on the most challenging activity which was the walk rally on Koh Samed the following day.

Under the no-mercy sunlight of Thailand, we had to walk up to 13 kilometers or even more if you got lost during the walk rally in order to finish four logic games and come back to the restaurant on Koh Samed, at which we were to have lunch, in one piece as a team.  Our spirit was high and we squeezed our last drops of energy to do it.  It was not exaggerated to say so because we all wanted to win or gain or maintain the rank and we will do whatever it takes to achieve it.  The result was satisfying.  We were proud that we had completed the walk in a short time at around midday after starting in the morning.  We were told that we were faster than the groups from recent years while on a boat back to Rayong Resort.  got rest for hours before getting ready for next activities.
 
Believe it or not, the deep we dig into our behaviors, the more it reflects ourselves. If it was a weakness, we would overcome it (starting from now, some of us said).  If it was our own leadership style, then we would change it, to the better.
 
There were many activities that helped us manage our feelings and organize our thoughts better.  It should of course help making our two years together as a successful and strong team at MIM.  We learned to help each other, even though it was a very little thing to say, like asking our friend if he or she was well under strong sunlight.  We got along well with each other and respected each individual's skills.  Given that we came from various backgrounds ranging from medicine to business to arts, now 81 of us MIM-32 from nine different groups, have blended together as one.

Thanks to Ajarns, MIM alumni (our Agents) and MIM staff who put together efforts in every single moment for us to discover ourselves, making us strong teams, and bringing our inner energy out. We are now motivated and know exactly what our response will be if we face challenges ahead.  Well, we have known our own weaknesses, strengths and leaderships.  That should be the best keys to help us out in getting the problems solved!

Chayanis Songsermsawad (MIM-32)

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