Strengths and Challenges
Today we are reflecting on our strengths and weakness as far as group work. I think that my strongest of strengths is my leadership skills. This fits because I am a project manager and partially in charge of the entire exhibition. To have leadership skills means to be able to see the big picture and then break it down to designate what each person should be doing to achieve that bigger picture as effectively as possible. I have been taking a leadership role lately as we have been swinging into our first project. I have been looking around and designating jobs and as a result, people in a group with me look to me for guidance and jobs. Another strength of mine is taking risks and going big. This is a good quality to have when in a leadership position because it means that you will be more liable to attempt what might seem impossible at first and continue through with it, risking a waste of time and money on the gambit that you will gain even more. An example of me doing this is when we were prototyping our exhibitions. I decided that we should go bigger than anyone else and create an accurate digital representation of our prototype and use that as the centerpiece of our idea. This turned out beautifully.
Unfortunately, along with strengths, come weaknesses. For one, I am a deadly procrastinator and wait until the last minute to get things done. This usually leaves me struggling for a way to make it up in the last few days. I also sometimes have a problem with staying on topic. I see something interesting and leave the important stuff behind. With that in mind, I will have to go through this next project with the knowledge that we don’t have very much time to get a huge thing done. I will also request help from my group in staying on topic and on top of the assignments that we need to get done.