LEARNING NARRATIVE 1
Name of Student
Name of Institution
First learning moment
As a child, I would play withkids that came from a nearby neighborhood where drug use was common.They would narrate to me how drugs gangs had engaged in fights andarrests that would follow. I sympathized with my friends, trying tounderstand their plight even at the tender age. The kids were howeverdetermined to overcome all that by succeeding in school and justbeing different from the rest of the people in their neighborhood.However, it was clear that they were traumatized and needed help, atleast in the form of counseling. More often I thought of how I couldcontribute to alleviating their suffering. Together with two of thekids decided to approach my mother for a help of any kind. Weapproached her, and I explained the trauma that my friends wereexperiencing. Although she didn`t have a quick fix at the time, sheoffered to help the best she could. She would talk with some of herfriends in the community and would give a report one week later. Trueto her word, after one week she informed me that she had securedservices of a psychotherapy who would offer free counseling sessionsto the kids once a week to help alleviate the trauma they wereexperiencing. They embarked on the courses immediately, and it wasencouraging to see the transformation they achieved within a shorttime. Gradually it was noticeable from their school performance.
The lesson is vital to thiscourse as it emphasizes the importance of organization. Well definedstrategies could achieve a lot in management. Steps that may bedeemed insignificant at the beginning may eventually transform entireorganizations(Schermerhorn, Osborn & Hunt, 2000).
A crucial lesson was learnedfrom the experience learned that anyone can make a difference intheir way, however, small. In spite the fact that I had no resourcesto help my friends, I made an initiative that continues to impacttheir lives up to the present day. My mother, too, may not have hadanything significant to alleviate the emotional pain the kidsencountered. However, she made a move that changed the direction ofthe life of those children. The major lesson gained from theexperience is that we can all make a difference in our small ways.What counts is the determination to achieve and the rest just fallsinto place.
In the life outside theuniversity, I have encountered situations where an individual onlyneeds the will to perform for a breakthrough to happen. I haveexperienced situations whereby someone creates a significantinnovation through the application of very meager resources. Theythen go on to have tremendous impacts on their communities and theirself-advancement. The moral of the lesson is that the determinationto succeed can overcome any handles. The implication is that anyonecan influence situations and make a significant impact.
Second learning moment
As a youth, I was an activeathlete participating in the 100 meters sprint. In an endeavor toachieve my objective, I had a training program that I had to followstrictly. At the end of each training session, the fastest timeachieved was noted based on the expectations at the start of thetraining. Nutrition was also essential, and, therefore, I had tostick to a nutrition regime that would be vital to my body so thatthe necessary results could be achieved. Discipline was crucial inall the training and time keeping was paramount too. I recall the joythat met me when I finally realized my dream timing of 12seconds inthe sprint. Finally, my effort had paid off, and the objectives thatI had put in place had been achieved. My trainer was also excited andencouraged by my determination and diligence. It was teamwork as Icould not succeed on my own. It required proper coordination so thatit would not interfere with my studies.
It was a learning moment forme as I realized the importance of setting measurable objectives andputting in place the strategies to achieve the set goals(Schermerhorn, Osborn, & Hunt, 2000). I also learned theimportance of teamwork in the achievement of targets. The roles andresponsibilities of each member in a team were also an importantlesson too. My trainer and I had clearly defined roles that each hadto play in line with the goals that had been set. I also learned theimportance of adhering to the set program so that one is notdistracted and lose focus which could interfere with objectives. Ialso learned the value of professional ethics. My trainer and I had astrictly professional relationship that we highly upheld.
In connection to deliverablesof this course, there is an emphasis on the significance of adheringto professional ethics. The role of an individual to manage theprograms set forth by the organization is in focus. There is also thefocus on getting goals and objectives that are well gelled with themission of any organization. The strategies to achieve the set goalsare then comprehensively put in place (Robbins, 2001). Clearassessment measures are also defined so that result-oriented aspectsof management could be determined. Professional ethics are alsocrucial in the management of any organization. The ethics are wellconnected with the deliverables of this course.
In the life outside theuniversity, I have encountered situations whereby individuals havebeen compelled by their unique contexts to employ strict disciplineto meet objectives of expanding their businesses. One friend in ourneighborhood has created a business empire within six years due tosheer diligence and discipline in his finances and management.
Robbins, S. P. (2001).Organizationalbehavior. UpperSaddle River, N.J: Prentice Hall.
Schermerhorn, J. R., Osborn,R., & Hunt, J. G. (2000). Organizationalbehavior. New York:Wiley