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Antara Organisasi Mahasiswa dan Kebutuhan Dunia Kerja

04 Dec

Hari ini saya menjadi pembicara di depan mahasiswa Elektro Institut Teknologi Nasional – Bandung dengan topik “Manfaat Keterlibatan di Organisasi Mahasiswa pada Dunia Kerja”. Seminar diselenggarakan oleh Himpunan Mahasiswa Elektro ITENAS  karena acara ini ada hubunganya dengan proses inisiasi agar mahasiswa baru jadi lebih tertarik dan mantap untuk ikut menjadi anggota himpunan.

Beberapa poin yang ingin dicapai  antara lain :

  1. Menjelaskan apa itu organisasi,dan mengapa perlu adanya organisasi
  2. Apa beda organisasi mahasiswa dan organisasi lainya
  3. Ruang lingkup organsisasi mahasiswa
  4. Apa kelebihan dan kekuranganya dalam berorganisasi
  5. Apa manffaat organisasi buat mahasiswa
  6. Pelajaran apa yg bs diperoleh dalam berorganisasi
  7. Aplikasi apa yg bisa diterapkan di dunia kerja dari hasil kita berorganisasi.

Dalam seminar ini diantaranya saya menyampaikan pentingnya penguasaan Soft-Skill, selain Hard-Skill, untuk menunjang keberhasilan mereka di dunia kerja. Soft Skills dalam hal ini didefinisikan sebagai perilaku personal dan interpersonal yang mengembangkan dan memaksimalkan kinerja humanis. Atribut “SOFT SKILLS” Menurut Patrick O’Brien dalam bukunya “Making College Count” meliputi: Communication skills, Organization Skills, Leadership, Logic, Effort, Group Skills dan Ethics.

Selain itu saya menekankan perlunya dikuasai karakteristik orang sukses yaitu kesehatan fisik yang baik, kemampuan konseptual dan pemecahan masalah yang superior, mempunyai pemikiran yang luas, mempunyai kepercayaan diri yang tinggi dan toleransi  pada keinginan, mempunyai daya dorong yang kuat, mempunyai kebutuhan dasar  untuk mengontrol dan mengatur, mempunyai  keinginan untuk mengambil resiko yang menengah, sangat realistik, memiliki ketrampilan   di dalam diri (interpersonal) yang menengah serta memiliki stabilitas emosi yang cukup.

Menurut Andrie Wongso, dalam dunia kerja, banyak perusahaan yang lebih mengutamakan calon karyawan dari lulusan yang memiliki riwayat organisasi. Alasannya memiliki manajemen waktu, keterampilan interpersonal, serta problem solving yang lebih baik jika dibandingkan dengan yang tidak memiliki pengalaman organisasi. Karena mereka lebih terlatih dalam mengelola tugas yang banyak dan menetapkan prioritas penyelesaiannya. Mereka tidak canggung lagi dengan tuntutan budaya kerja kantor. Dan tentunya mereka telah terbiasa berinteraksi dengan orang dengan berbagai karakteristiknya, sehingga lebih siap menjadi pemecahan solusi ketika terjadi konflik dalam perusahaan.

Begitu pula dalam kehidupan sehari-hari, mereka yang memiliki pengalaman berorganisasi waktu di kuliahnya, lebih terlatih jiwa kepemimpinannya, lebih terasah kemampuan sosialnya dan tentu jaringannya lebih luas. Mereka dipandang lebih memiliki inisiatif dan dapat memotivasi serta mengarahkan diri sendiri juga rekannya dalam bekerja. Secara kemampuan dan kepekaan sosial juga lebih aktif. Terutama memiliki akses jaringan luas yang akan menjadi modal utama meraih sukses yang diinginkan.

Berdasarkan uraian di atas, dapat disimpulkan bahwa aktif di organisasi mahasiswa berperan penting sebagai ajang latihan dunia kerja yang sesungguhnya serta menjadi bekal dalam meraih cita-cita dalam hidupnya. Hal ini didasarkan karena bangku perkuliahan selama ini tidak banyak mengajari kemampuan-kemampuan yang tergolong soft skills seperti itu.

Salah satu panitia (Nicky) mengatakan: “Saya sangat berterimakasih sekali dan karena ini berhubungan juga dengan proses inisiasi dan kami ingin hasil dari seminar ini sedikt banyak bisa memotivasi mahasiswa baru untuk benar-benar yakin berorganisasi karena kemauan diri sendiri bukan dari orang lain. Ini salah satu proses juga buat mereka, karena situasi dan kondisi sekarang sudah berbeda dengan zaman dulu, maka dari itu kami mencoba mengkonsepnya dengan cara lain, salah satunya dengan memberikan seminar ini dimana nantinya akan ada proses selanjutnya dari panitia.”

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Resep Menuju Kesuksesan: “Dedikasi suci dalam mencari pintu keluar dari berbagai labirin kesulitan”

05 Jul
Roerich N.K. Tibet. Himalayas. 1933.

Roerich N.K. Tibet. Himalayas. 1933.

Perjalanan Hidup Manusia Kalau seorang anak punya cita-cita sebagai pilot, insinyur, ulama, dokter, guru, tentara dan sebagainya…… Mungkin mereka telah memikirkan secercah karir masa depan yang akan dipilih….. Kadang-kadang pilihan itu berubah sesuai beranjaknya waktu dan keadaan yang mempengaruhinya…….

Kesuksesan? Coba simak deskripsi dan fakta sebagai berikut:

  • John Wood, seorang eksekutif cemerlang dari Microsoft, setelah melakukan pendakian ke Himalaya tiba-tiba memutuskan untuk berhenti dan Microsoft, “pensiun” dari perusahaannya mengabdikan hidupnya dengan mendirikan yayasan “Room to Read” yang Foundation. pada Oktober 2010 telah membuka/mendirikan lebih dari  3.300 perpustakaan dengan 2 juta buku.
  • Bill Gates, Sang Pendiri/Pemilik Mayoritas dan mendedikasikan dirinya kepada Gates Foundation
  • Onno W. Purbo, Sang Suhu Internet Indonesia, memilih “berpindah ke lain hati” dari institusinya dan berkarier sebagai seorang “Ronin” (Pendekar/Samurai Tanpa Tuan/Majikan) seperti Miyamoto Musashi dengan komitmen ingin memberikan kontribusi lebih banyak dan luas pada orang lain
  • Budi Rahardjo, Pendekar Telematika  Serba Bisa, yang mempunyai karir beragam mulai dari dosen, konsultan, pengusaha, penulis, pemusik bahkan  beberapa kali jadi Khatib Jumat.

Malcom Gladwell (2008) yang meneliti tentang kesuksesan manusia menemukan karya-karya besar ternyata tidak ditentukan oleh tingginya skor IQ yang dimiliki manusia, latar belakang keluarga, tanggal lahir, darah biru atau bukan, melainkan oleh dedikasi suci dalam mencari pintu keluar dari berbagai labirin kesulitan. Ia menyebut dedikasi itu sebagai suatu kecerdasan praktis Talenta atau bakat itu hanyalah sebuah kesempatan, namun untuk menjadi ”sesuatu”, bakat itu harus diasah agar ia mengeluarkan aura cahayanya dan menemukan pintunya (Maxwell, 2007)

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This Space Intentionally Left White

01 Jul

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SABINA NAWAZ : This Space Intentionally Left White

Looking for an edge over your competition? Searching for an untapped market? Try slowing down to see more, two hours at a time.

In 2004, the BBC Symphony Orchestra gave a performance of the modern classic 4′ 33″ by John Cage, a composition famous for its counterintuitive focus on the sounds of music not being played.

Cage controlled only his composition’s duration of four minutes, thirty-three seconds, not the sounds that would fill it. He believed that true silence did not exist; he wanted people to pay attention to what was all around them, to recalibrate their perceptions of sound and silence. He wanted them to hear in a new way.

I sometimes ask the executives and managers I coach to do something similarly counterintuitive. Frequently they tell me about the sacrifices they’ve made for their work: how they’ve slept only three hours the night before, haven’t exercised in months, missed their children’s games. They’re busy because their work is important. They operate under tight timelines and competitive pressures. The stakes are high.

In the midst of all this activity and pressure, there is little space to breathe. In the age of the knowledge worker, these leaders are hired for their intellectual horsepower. Yet, the demands of their jobs seem to leave no space to actually stop and think.

I recommend that, like Cage, they radically alter a small moment of time each week — to schedule a time for doing nothing but thinking — and pay attention to what emerges in the absence of the noise of their normal activity. I ask them to create white space.

Allowing for white space goes against our norms. BBC Radio’s emergency backup system, designed to play music whenever it encountered dead air, had to be switched off during the live broadcast of 4′ 33″. To create our own white space, we need to detect and shut off our emergency backup systems that urge us to do something.

A pause to breathe, some white space, gives you the opportunity to think beyond the current problems and issues. The perspective it’s given many of my clients has greatly increased their impact at work.

Susan, head of a division in a public relations company, has been keeping a white space date with herself for over a year. At first, she didn’t even know if she could be alone for 20 minutes, let alone two hours. She’d never even eaten by herself in a restaurant. After six months, her white space practice resulted in a breakthrough paper that expanded her company’s strategy to include new global markets.

Steve, a director in an IT firm, was one of the hardest working people on his company’s management team. He frequently received positive recognition for his results. Yet when his boss moved on, Steve wasn’t tapped to replace him. Why not? It seemed to his leaders that he lacked strategic thinking skills.

Convinced that something had to change, he started setting aside time for white space. At first, he lacked confidence. He even hired a consultant to help him use the time more effectively. Over several months of taking time to think, he was better able to articulate and connect strategy with the steps he asked his team to take in executing the plan. Two years later, he was promoted to the next level. His VP now taps Steve for planning discussions because of the strategic leadership and perspective he brings.

To be successful at this, you must be intentional about setting up white space:

Set aside a specific time. Find two hours a week. It’s helpful to block out times that are least likely to be requested for meetings: Friday afternoons or before colleagues arrive in the morning.

Turn off the noise. This is not the time to answer emails or tackle a long-neglected project.

Experiment until you find the right format for you. Some people stay at their computers but turn off all Internet access; others journal. Some leave the office to avoid interruptions; they go to a separate building, on a long walk, or a drive into the mountains.

Keep your white space dates. Just as you don’t build muscles by showing up sporadically at the gym, perspective isn’t something you find once and then never need to foster again.

Many managers and executives don’t take the time during their relentlessly busy schedules to let their minds wander around the edges of seemingly intractable problems. Building white space in your week lets you hear and think in a new way.

 

Don’t Do What You Love – Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review

01 Jul

Don’t Do What You Love – Dorie Clark – Harvard Business Review.

DORIE CLARK

Dorie Clark is a strategy consultant who has worked with clients including Google, Yale University, and the National Park Service.

Last year, I finished directing a documentary film called The Work of 1000. Our heroine was Marion Stoddart, a woman who in the 1960s spearheaded a cleanup of the massively polluted Nashua River in Central Massachusetts — one of the most dramatic environmental success stories in American history. Amazingly, however, the river was her second choice for an advocacy project. She had originally wanted to help with the adoption of Korean children, and could have gone down that path, but she decided she’d get “too emotionally involved” to do a good job — and thus became an eco-pioneer instead.

It’s common wisdom these days that you should follow your passion. But executives can hurt their careers when they care about something too much. Here are four reasons to think twice before “doing what you love.”

  1. You love it — but you’re not great at it. Years ago, when I ran the communications department for a presidential campaign, I supervised Scott, a hard-working, smart, insightful employee who loved the glamour and rat-a-tat action of the press officebut was not a great writer. I liked his enthusiasum and could see he wanted to learn but it’s hard to succeed in any media job if you don’t have a knack for banging out good copy. So I worked hard to instead steer him to policy-research assignments and, after the campaign ended, he turned that into a career. It’s hard to judge yourself accurately, so ask your friends and employer what your talents and weaknesses are, and then play to your strengths, even if they don’t lead you to what you would currently describe as your “perfect” job.
  2. You’re skilled at your passion — but hate the work that surrounds it. Many businesspeople are masters at their craft but drop the ball when it comes to everything else. Angela is a brilliant graphic designer who worked in-house for big companies before striking out on her own. But — although she loved working closely with clients and helping them create just the right branding — she was simply unable to manage her pricing and cash flow. It’s possible to learn these skills, but, for many, the process sucks the joy out of their chosen field. (Michael Gerber writes about this extensively in The E-Myth.
  3. You’re too emotionally attached. You’ve already heard about Marion Stoddart. I recently heard Charlaine Harris, author of the wildly popular vampire series that spawned the TV show True Blood, talk about this issue too. The best writers, Harris said, don’t fall in love with their characters, or their words. They don’t mind being edited; in fact, they’re open to any suggestion that makes them better. Writers who get too close to their work and take criticism too personally never improve. Similarly, businesspeople need to look carefully at whether passion for their work is clouding their judgment. When you care deeply about a pet project, for example, it’s hard to make a rational decision about whether it should live or die.
  4. No one will pay for it. You can turn a hobby into a job — but only if someone’s willing to pony up. Sometimes the market’s just too small (luxury vacation planning for couples honeymooning in Belarus). Sometimes the margins are too thin (personal finance author Ramit Sethi derides textbook exchange businesses and t-shirt companies as “stupid frat-boy business ideas”). And sometimes your company simply has other priorities (no matter how many times you offer to spearhead a move into web video, your boss wants you to focus on your actual job).

Doing what you love can inspire great dedication and a sense of meaning — but sometimes, that passion can blind you to feedback (are you the only one who thinks it’s a good idea?), make you miserable (who knew launching the initiative would mean managing a dozen new staffers?), or harm your financial prospects.

No one wants a job or a career they hate. But sometimes it might be better to do what you like — not what you love. Do you love your work? What’s your recipe for career success?

Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant who has worked with clients including Google, Yale University, and the National Park Service. To learn more, listen to her podcasts or follow her onTwitter

 

7 Habits And Barrier Of Customer Based Company

04 Feb

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Tugas Kewirausahaan IF-UTama-Wawancara Pemilik (Pak Iwan) Warung Nasi Kuning Bapika (Babe Pinggir Kali) dengan kru TV Group-4

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