Week 5, Activity 5 Reflecting on your course learning
Participating on this course has really opened my eyes and altered my approach to working - even the reasons for undertaking the course have been questioned.
I undertook the course initially to become a better leader in my 'old' view of the word - a better manager - so that I could put it on my CV and impress others with my 'big boss' skills. I have been happily challenged on this but also happy to have current practices affirmed as 'good practice'.
My approach to working with people has become much more open. I used to feel very precious and closed off approaching partnership working - there is a lot of competition for funding and I have been guilty of viewing peers as part of this competition instead of potential leadership partners. I've relaxed my attitude and have consequently made some good connections and started some exciting projects - something that I may have been reluctant to do before undertaking the course.