Archive for May 18, 2010

Day 6 (Monday 17 May) – Harvard

First full day at Harvard – it is great very challenging but great. The diversity of the group certainly makes for interesting discussion and debate. The course is developed around using case studies. We prepare between 3 and 4 case each day and put ourselves in the shoes of the people depicted in the cases and we are challenged to take a stand on how the case should be handled and then justify our reasoning. This in turn is then translated into how we incorporate this learning into the way we operate.

Each morning we meet with our Board of Advisers made up of 4 of us┬áplus a Harvard facilitator (the person facilitating our group is a trained coach and is very good). We meet for 2 hours from 7:30am – 9:30am and we each provide ideas and support to each other to resolve a personal challenge that we have each identified. At the end of the course we develop an action plan on how to move forward – I love this stuff; sometimes it is good to challenge your values and to see yourself through the eyes of other people.

I have heard from Norm – here is his update on his first day in New York:

Had a very full and excellent day.
Decided to see all on foot – walked 120 blocks or more.

As you all know Norm is a man of few words!!!!!!!

Expecting a phone call soon with a fuller update. More insights tomorrow. Love to all. N&W