The new year is upon us and my PLN has already been quite busy setting goals and making new year’s resolutions. During some of this new year happenings, came the appearance of the #oneword2012 movement. I thought - how can I find just one word to represent the year ahead. There are just so many things I want to do this year. How can I accomplish everything in just ONE WORD? After reflecting, reviewing the dictionary/thesaurus, and consulting Fiachra – truth is I can’t. [He indicated that I could do much better than scholarship, motivation & completion.] I agree.
During my first class tonight [MGMT 6820: Seminar in Organizational Theory], I was inspired to consider my word of the year from Dr. Salimath:
During our meeting, Dr. Salimath reminded our class that we are in the business of “expanding the frontiers of knowledge” and “generating ideas.” She wants us to aim for great things. With a very small percentage of the world’s population possess a Ph.D., it is the responsibility of researchers in our respective fields to represent the sphere of influence and change. It is only suitable that an innovative, created word “fantabulous” is the best fit for my #oneword2012. Here are a few ways that Dr. Salimath suggested our scholarship should unfold within our class and as researcher this year:
- Research high quality information.
- Extract “value” from what you read, consume and research.
- Develop the capacity to be an “innovative” thinker.
- Examine questions with rigor and soundness – think deep and with detail.
- Synthesize and apply to address problems and find solutions.
- Make meaningful “connections” to reality – ground abstractions and concepts.
How will you be fantabulous this year? Inspire & challenge me.
For those of you interested in Organizational Theory, I will be sure to post a weekly reflection about the readings and discussions from this course. Stay tuned.