I’m taking a break from reading about the tabloid press in 1992 – because it’s deeply depressing me – to react with amusement at the latest issue Queens Park News. Yes, I am still the happy recipient of these school missives, and I have to say I do honestly think this is one of the better designed bits of communication in recent years:
What Saoirse would make of this I dread to think, I really do. However, it is a good question – just how far am I taking my ‘enterprise skills’ after leaving school? Let’s see now…
A ‘Can Do’ Attitude – very much so. I could get up this morning (eventually), even though my bed was comfortable and warm.
Leadership – bit of a let-down on that front today I’m afraid. But there’s still many hours of the day left to go, so I’ll endeavour to find some people to lead.
Team Work – afraid this has also been a bit lacking today: I’m starting to feel a bit of a failure actually.
Respect for Evidence – aha, yes! Now here we go – by reading and carefully making notes from so many books and articles, I think I am demonstrating the most steadfast respect.
The Ability to Plan – before I went to the library, I planned which books I would take out and where to get this from. Box ticked.
Responsibility – absolutely. After cutting my cheese sandwich in slices, I carefully placed the sharp knife back in the cupboard rather than waving it around like a demented madman.
Innovation – I visited the Social and Political Sciences library even though I don’t do SPS! Top innovation marks there.
Organisation – my spider diagrams are actually a thing of beauty.
Managing Risk – I took the decision to grill a croissant this morning, even though this does involve a small risk of fire and eventual death. I managed this risk by staying in the gyp room at all times during this cooking activity, and did not play with any matches.
Identifying Threats to Success – these are: rich tea biscuits, Facebook, blogging and e-mails. I have identified them all a great deal today.
Design & Making – I did resize the jpg? Does that count?
Thinking & Learning – why, of course! Witness all the stuff I’ve learnt about the tabloids during 1992.
Open-mindedness – urgh, please don’t use this word with me, it reminds me of religious apologetics. Guess I wasn’t very open-minded there, sorry.
Ambition – I have a burning ambition to do more work today – it’s positively fiery.
Team Work – you’ve actually already asked this, please don’t raise it again just to make me feel worse.
Self-reliance – oml that is so much more like it. I made myself tea when I was getting thirsty for tea.
Commitment – I think all the working demonstrates this in spades, thank you.
Personal Effectiveness – limited. In the ‘personal’ realm, I have neglected to either wash or have my hair cut today.
Team Working – oooh you’re mean.
Pragmatism – it’s unrealistic to expect me to resist eating all the rich tea biscuits, so I won’t set such an unreasonable challenge.
Managing Change – not much change has really taken place that I could manage today, I have to say.
Key Skills in English, Maths & ICT – bingo! Well, ur, not sure about the Maths actually. In fact, have I actually used Maths at all?
Decision Making – I’ll leave the rest of the world to judge whether this blog has been a sensible decision made, but at least it was a decision made.