Challenging the Status Quo of Technology in Business Outline Your Name Here
Critical Thinking – COLL148
October 3, 2013
[Technology to shape Office Efficiencies] Outline
A. Getting in trouble as a teenager, led this innovative mind to reshape technological advances to better suit Business needs as society sees it today.
B. Any Idea can be great; implementation of that idea takes careful planning and a smooth technological framework to seamlessly pull it off.
C. Choosing to eschew the established ways most seek out their lives, Bill Gates chose to cultivate his interests, even by getting in trouble with a corporation at a young age while capitalizing on an error in a system, and pivot these ideas into a multi-billion dollar enterprise.
D. An active dedicated mind that sees inadequacies around them is the best way to fuel innovative changes to streamline a business need. Having the keen ability to identify holes in logic and process is an opportunity to identify the need for change from an improvement standpoint.
E. A successful individual with a thirst for understanding of technology, and a desire to improve the ways that business can be protected, while being innovative in managing daily and long reaching business goals, has demonstrated ways to streamline efficiencies - all while improving revenues, and decreasing overhead. This successful, driven and adaptable individual defined ways for businesses to thrive, all while ultimately making it less complicated for users of a product to perform certain work tasks, while staying better organized and documented.
II. My program Technical Project Management
A. I selected Technical Project Management, as it is Essential for Business, and is an in demand field.
B. In two and a half years, I will have successfully obtained my Bachelor’s Degree, allowing me to fulfill my desire to participate in changing business climates, and help manage all aspects of project implementation with a strong understanding of all the skills required to manage projects from a technical standpoint.
C. To be successful in the Technical Project Management field I will need to be able to effectively identify all aspects of a project from a management perspective, these skills are defined by Schiff (2013, January 15) as "Highly Organized, and good multi-tasker, Have the ability to take charge and know how to lead, Be an effective communicator, Know How and When to Negotiate, Be Detail Oriented, Recognize and Solve Problems Quickly, Possess the necessary technical skills" (Schiff, J 2013)*
III. An effective leader demonstrates efficiencies of leadership by possessing core values of Honesty, Focus, Passion, and overall respect.
A. An effective leader is defined by how they utilize a combination of "nature and nurture is the obvious core element in the development of personality" (Williams, 2005) *
B. Positive leadership traits can be summarized with the following attributes: Williams (2005, June) defines positive leadership traits as: Personal consistency, Discipline and Integrity. Intolerance of mediocrity. A concern to build mutual trust. Focused passion for the business. Recognition of the critical importance of emotional intelligence in leadership. (Williams, 2005).*
IV. William Henry Gates III ‘Bill Gates’
A. Wikipedia provides the following to describe Bill Gates:” William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955)  is an American business magnate, investor, programmer,  inventor  and philanthropist. (Wikipedia 2013) *
1. Relevant formative details: in 1975 Gates, a sophomore attending Harvard University, had read a copy of Popular Electronics that demonstrated the Altair 8800. Gates contacted Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS) the creators of the new microcomputer and informed them that...
References: Schiff, J (2013 January 15). 7 Must-have Project Management Skills for IT Pros (1)
Sherfield, M. Moody P. (2001) Cornerstone: Creating success through positive change, Sixth Edition. Boston, MA: Pearson.
Williams, M. (2005, June). Leadership for leaders. London, GBR. Thorogood Publishing
Wikipedia. Bill Gates Retrieved October 1, 2013 at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Gates
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