Parsons-7 Challenge

How do you deal best with tension in  a stressful situation?

One way I deal with tension Is to take a couple seconds and calm down. A calm group can collaborate way better than a frustrated group.

What should you do when you find yourself following a leader who is ineffective? How do you continue to add value?

When following a leader that is ineffective, it is important to not fight fir with fire. If the leader is ineffective, then being a reactive person as appose to a proactive person isn’t going to help. Giving helpful and constructive advice is going to help your leader lead better which will add value to yourself and your leader.

What tools or tactics can you utilize to keep track of your various responsibilities?

Staying organized is the best way to keep your responsibilities in check. A planner is a great way to improve your organizational skills which will help you to keep check of your responsibilities. Personally, I have bad organizational skills, I didn’t use my planner at all last year but I am using one this year and I think that I have improved my organizational skills.

Do you tend to focus more energy on production or promotion?

I tend to focus more energy on production. As a group, we all want to get the job done as quickly and as best as possible.

How will you contribute to your committee’s success?

I know that last year, I didn’t have a lot to do at first because my job was to make up the schedule. So I always made sure that I helped out and took on extra jobs when II wasn’t busy. I think that if I keep that same attitude and contribute as much as possible, I can make my group a bit more successful.

How do you relate to and align yourself with your committee’s vision?

By bringing my ideas and goals to the attention of my committee and try to get everyone to spread their ideas; we, as a group keep our vision align together.

What skill will you learn or sharpen to become more competent in your current position?

I think that organizational skill play a key role of success in every position. I have already been improving my organizational skills by using a planner. I can be more organized by organizing my duo tangs, locker, and room so that I m more productive when I am working and to become more competent.

Parsons-7 Myths

Myth one: What unique skills do you posses that you can pass on to others?

I can make the best out of a bad situation, keeping a cool head when problems arise.
Myth two: How can you reshape your thinking and habits to better display the characteristics of a leader?

I already have pretty open mind but I think that having an even more open mind and being an overall more proactive, instead of reactive, person will better display my leader characteristics.
Myth three: What prompts you to follow someone else?

I don’t know exactly what prompts me to follow other people but I thought of some people I see as leaders and then thought of similar characteristics between them and some of them are Respectful (nice to everyone and makes you feel respected), intelligent, open-minded, and confident.
Myth four: How often do people in your quad/committee questions or criticize the decisions quad leaders make?

Rarely do people In my quad/committee question the leader became the leader usually runs the decision by the whole committee before making the decision.
Myth five: To whom do the chairs in a committee answer?

I think that the chairs answer to everyone in their committee, because if they’re the chair, then they should be the the best suited to answer or solve questions of the committee members.
Myth six: Eleanor Roosevelt said…position to limit your position?

Not letting anyone feel bad about yourself is pretty close to not letting your title define what kind of worker, co-worker, or student you are.

Myth seven: what are the prospects…becoming the leader/ chair?

I think that it is fairly likely for me to become the chair for my committee because last year I was on schedule, so not only do I know about all the jobs of the program committee, but I also know a bit about some jobs I the other committees too, and I think I have quite a bit of influence on my classmates.

Parsons-In-depth post #1

Oh my goodness, this year it seems as though in-depth has come within the blink of an eye. It might have something to do with the fact that we started school in October but this year feels extra quick. However, it is time to start in-depth.

I was considering rapping, coding, or sky diving. Sky diving was just way too expensive, coding seemed like it would get boring after a while, and rapping sounded like fun but not as much fun as diving. Diving sparked my interest around March last year. I was at a ski competition in Prince George. There wasn’t much to do after skiing so my ski team and I often went to the local aquatic center which had a one and three meter spring boards, and a five, seven, and ten meter platforms. As a freestyle ski team we had some acrobatic skills, we all had so much fun pushing each other to do the biggest craziest flips. For in-depth I want to take this to the next level. There is no doubt that practicing acrobatic skill in diving will help me improve in skiing, but ultimately I’m doing this for the fun aspect of diving.

Diving Day Eight - 14th FINA World Championships

What is diving?

Diving is a competitive sport, or in my case an activity, in which individual athletes preform dives and acrobatics while falling or jumping from a spring or platform into a pool of water. Divers often use similar skills as gymnasts, specifically trampasts. Diving is recognized and loved by spectators around the world and is a popular event in the Olympics.

I will be attending one diving session per week. Sometimes with a paid instructor other times with volunteer coaches/mentors  or alone, working on techniques and skills that my mentor(s) have taught me. I will be video taping at all times so I can demonstrate my improvement throughout the project. I will mostly be having my diving sessions at local swimming pools such as Chimo Aquatic and Fitness Center, but I will try to occasionally go to UBC’s Aquatic Center because they have a five and ten meter platform.