In less than 24 hours, the Winter Ball will be in full swing. Doors open at 6.30pm and promptly close “you don’t have to go home but get the hell out of here” at 12 am. Over the last 72 hours, there’s been no MBA in my life; mostly just planning, organising and refereeing for the event.
Helen and I ended up at the Windsor Castle this evening. During our drink we started talking about the key things we’ve learned from the event.
So what have I learned?
- At this point and time in my life, I’m way better at getting people together for a common cause than being an analytical problem solver
- It’s damn hard to keep a group together when the project aims change three times but it is possible
- Marketing must have a schedule of events rather than just winging it
- Leadership is more about pushing people to excel rather than accomplishing things individually
- There’s a fine line between driven and jerk
- Managing stress levels includes helping people plan better
- The part of the horse with the fuzzy ears is the front
- Sometimes intervention from others, when they think things are going wrong is okay
- MBA time is 2x as fast as the real world, so when I pissed away a month preparing for the event it was like wasting 2 months
- Single boys don’t try hard enough to get dates
- Single girls don’t try that hard either
- Married guys and girls, we hear about all the parties and the great time the singles are having but see we have an advantage, we already have dates
Ya’ll have a nice night