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CQUniversity Leadership Conference 2018 – My reflection ( Part 2)

DAY 1

30th Oct – The day is finally here I was eagerly waiting for.

I had a flight at 8 am from Sydney. Roger Shrestha joined me from Sydney campus. But the interesting moment was when I met Sophie at the Sydney Airport. I had no idea that she was also taking part in the Leadership Conference because earlier I was told that there would be only two students from Sydney campus who would be joining the conference. I met Sophie in our uni library as she is working part time as library staff. We became actually a friend in the Orientation program last term in Sydney campus where we both worked as a volunteer and after that it was the first time I met her.

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Qantas Airline

With Qantas flight, we landed on Brisbane and  then another flight to Gladstone. The moment I was about to land on Gladstone was so hard for me because my both ears were hurting so badly. I couldn’t express how I was feeling at that time but it was really bad – felt like my ears would burst with pain. We landed on Gladstone and I could really feel the summer had started there because back in Sydney, when I left, the weather was cool.

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Vote for the change

” Imagine a situation where everybody talks about innovation, new ideas, brainstorming, entrepreneurship, leadership……. How do you feel…..????”

Isn’t it inspiring…????

I have a vision…..

A vision to create a platform where everyone of us are inspired,

where everyone of us has a dream, a vision, a passion to do something worth….

This can be possible when we have a mindset to change

And

Change start from within.

”Believe in yourself, your vote will make a difference. Together we will make change.”

So,

hey future leaders,

hey future entrepreneurs,

hey future innovators,

If you have a vision like I do,

If you have a passion like I do,

If you believe what I believe,

Let’s go hand in hand and make our uni a better……..

Vote Niraj Thapa Magar for University Council.

Click in the link below to vote:

Vote Niraj Thapa MAgar

A year in Australia

Time is continuous. It never stops even if we feel like that everything is as usual.

Let me Congratulate first…… My first year in Australia

It’s been a year in Australia and I feel like how fast the time passed away here in Australia. It feels like I was here a day before but the reality is it’s a year ago.

Wow, isn’t it amazing?

As time passed away, we keep on changing and so as the life changes. At this moment, I believe that I have really improved my life one step further in the sense like communication, public speaking, critical thinking, team work, networking, academic, leadership, time management, self awareness and so on. It’s not a one day change or effect. It’s continuous process and I have really worked hard to improve my interpersonal skills by involving in the Uni Activities.

Life is a journey – a journey where we keep on learning and improving ourselves better than before. Travelling to Australia and studying here has really given me a new vision in my life. As the culture between Australia and my country Nepal is completely different and it’s how we learn intercultural skills.

From Friends to Mate,

From How are you to Ha wa ya?

From all right to No worries

It’s how we get connected with Australian culture.

Well, it is really one of the productive year of my life. Hope this year will be more productive.

Sometimes it’s not all about getting paid, it’s about experiences.

It is around 12: 30 am. All the lights are off and I am lying on the bed ready to sleep. But something deep in my heart, I feel like I should share this in my blog. So, I got up, took my laptop and logged into my blog.

The past two days were one of the most productive days of my life ever since I came here in Sydney. Especially, today, I was more confident and more interactive that I have never been before. Truly speaking, I am an introvert.

When I go back to my past life, I felt like I really missed so much of thing due to being an introvert. I was basically a shy and really struggled hard to communicate with the stranger. The more important, I hardly shared my feelings with others due to which I was becoming so hard that it felt like there was no such feeling, no expression and moreover no Joy. But what I have learned in this two days is to connect with the people, to enjoy with the feeling and to communicate confidently. I know there is still more to learn and I am sure I will.

Yesterday and Today, there was an orientation session for the new international students in CQ university and I was a part of volunteering.

DAY 2 Orientation

DAY 1 Orientation

Events stall in Orientation

One of my friend asked me”, How much did Uni pay you?”

Me,” It’s free, a part of volunteering.”

Friend,” So, why are you wasting your time?”

It made me think for a while……… I didn’t get the answer at that moment.

But, today I have an answer.

Yes, the ability to work with the new people, the skill to communicate efficiently with the staffs and getting to know with the new peers that is what being paid and it is more than getting paid per hour.

Sometimes it’s not all about getting paid, it’s about experiences.

 

Time usually passed so fast that we eventually can’t realize how fast it passed away. I believe that university is not only the place to get the academic learning but it in fact is the place to learn the new skills for our career goals. It’s a part of learning experiences and I have a vision that every one of CQuni students will not only take academic certificates from CQU after they graduates but also take the learning experiences that values in their life ahead.

Why Team Dysfunction?

Have you ever experienced a failure in your Team Work?

Well, many of us probably say Yes.

But the point here is have you ever tried to find out the particular cause of the failure?

The first thing many people usually do is to blame other members to be in the safe side.

But do you thing this is the right approach?

Needless to say, it might be difficult to build a cohesive team but it is not complicated.

Our Executive coach Phil Crenigan presented the Five Dysfunctions model by Patrick Lencioni in ” Executive Coach in Residence ” program organized by the CQUniversity. The purpose of this program is to provide postgraduate students with insights and strategies on developing a clear career plan and to prepare them for their entry into employment and the next chapter of their career. I was one of them and here, I would like to share my experiences with his strategies tool and how it can be beneficial to every one of us to build a high performing team.

Why the Team Dysfunction?

According to the Patrick Lencioni, the five major factors that any team could dysfunctions are due to

  1. Absence of Trust
  2. Fear of Conflict
  3. Lack of Commitment
  4. Avoidance of Accountability
  5. Inattention to Results

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Fig: Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Absence of Trust

When team members are not genuinely open with each other about their mistakes and weaknesses, there is absence of Trust.

Fear of Conflict

Due to the absence of trust, team members hardly engage in brain storming and passionate debate of ideas. Rather, they are limited to veiled discussion and guarded comments.

Lack of commitment

When there is a conflict, then team members rarely commit to their decision.

Avoidance of accountability

Without commitment, even a clear plan of action could not work.

Inattention to results

When team members put their individual needs above than the team goal, then inattention to results occurs.

But remember that these five are not isolated one but in fact interrelated to each other. Presence of any one of them can lead to the dysfunction of team.