Leadership = Solving Problems and Communicating Solutions?

I'm finally completing my first bachelor's degree years after graduating high school. Though not the most prestigious of institutions, University of Phoenix is working out for me. The coursework and homework is amazingly similar to my duties and deliverables at work.

Work (IT department in corporate setting):
  • Team environment
  • Deadline- and deliverable-driven schedule
  • Request for Proposal
  • Technical writing such as memos and reports
  • Competitor Website Analysis
  • Project Management documentation
School (BS IT, night school):
  • Team environment
  • Deadline- and deliverable-driven schedule
  • Request for Proposal
  • Technical and APA writing such as reports, memos, and research papers
  • Website Analysis
  • Project Management documentation

One of the take away points that's keeps coming up in class is that good leaders solve problems and communicate solutions effectively. It's cliche but true.

After a few years at the San Diego State and a few more years of work, I've gained the biggest returns from being able to communicate. It's about technical excellence, the quality of the content, and professional presentation. And that's true whether it's martial arts, ballroom dancing, or the corporate workplace.

It's all connected. Big and varied interests plus some motivation and willingness to learn has rewarded me well. I'm having fun now and looking forward to the next things I can create and break.

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