“If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put it in a bottle it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow, or it can crash. Be water, my friends”. – Bruce Lee
Quoted from the closing remarks made by Eliseo A. Aurellado/EVP – COO, the above passage inculcated a simple but meaningful concept of leadership to the participants of the Supervisory Skills Training held at Jade Valley Cantonese Restaurant located at Scout Torillo St., corner Timog Avenue, Quezon City last May 24 and 31, 2008.
A two-day training which emphasized the principles of administration, time management, human relations and communication, decision-making as well as the specific roles of the leader attendees, attested to the serious approach of the management of the Stonerich to equip its key personnel/managers with the necessary skills to perform their tasks effectively and efficiently. Activities during the said instruction included administration of psychological tests to recognize their tendencies, leadership styles, strengths and weaknesses. Results of such tests would also be a significant data to be considered for their future promotion.
Moreover, best enjoyed by the attendees is the “Fall-out Shelter Problem or Bomb Shelter,” an activity which requires skills in prioritizing and problem solving. In the said exercise, participants are made to decide in a consensus allowing them to experience stereotyping problems, equal employment opportunity issues and discrimination issues throughout. Also, the “Exxon Valdez Case Study,” which focused on putting the person for the right job and management of a crisis.
The Supervisory Skills Training was developed and headed by Eduardo Q. Lomocso/HR – Consultant and is a part of the series of supervisory development program created for Stonerich. Through the joint efforts of the Quality Management Represented by Rene C. Fabros and the facilitators: Marie Georgine Mandaue, Leo Aranas, Marvin Pamplina and Ian Chiong, the exercise is hailed successful and worthwhile.