I love learning new things. I’m one of those nutty people who enjoys studying and doing courses. I’ve signed myself for a new uni course and over the past three days have been writing a reflective assignment. They didn’t have reflective assignments my first few times around, but I’ve really enjoyed reflecting on all I’ve learned over the past few weeks.
I’m doing a Graduate Certificate in Leadership through Coaching and Mentoring at QUT in Queensland. Most of the course is online (lucky, as I live in NSW) and we have interactive lectures online too. So different to my days of sitting in a lecture theatre. I've also lucked into the most awesome study group. Two members live in Brisbane, one in Melbourne and me in Byron Bay. We meet up regularly online and have such fun. Group assignments have been a pleasure.
It’s fascinating learning about authentic leadership, adult development, adaptive learning, goal setting, 360 feedback survey tools and lots more interesting things that will hopefully improve my leadership skills. With my new role as Chair of the Byron Writers Festival, studying leadership is certainly timely. Also very useful for insight into all those billionaires I write about.
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Billionaire CEO Blake Huntington-Fiennes can't believe that the girl he's spent years searching for has just marched into his boardroom. And this time, he's willing to resort to any means necessary to keep her. But Sarah has a secret she must protect at all costs or risk losing something even more precious than the sanctuary.
What about you? Do you enjoy learning new things, studying, doing assignments and exams, or does this have you running for the hills?