Well, here I am, 7:17am at work. I can only justify this by not actually doing any work and instead posting on wordpress. It is not that I don’t have enough work to do. In truth I have too much by a long shot. I feel like I am in front of a mountain stood on a grassy slope. Ahead of me is a gradually sharpening incline up similarly meadowed land. I know that I am not going to reach the crags for a while so I might as well chill in this warm soft landscape.
I guess I need to get it into my head that a journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. However the step off from writing a blog or a short story into writing commercial law texts is not such a small step. I am particularly not looking forward to writing on Intellectual Property rights. Silly really, as a citizen of the net with an interest in tech I am very familiar with the subject, yet it is not one of those that I studied academically.
The boss wants to see my progress today. I am unsure whether he will appreciate the efforts I have so far gone through. It is true that I have essentially so far completed a hefty tome on business law but on the other hand he is expecting snappy powerpoints and lecture plans, not hundreds of pages of academic conjecture and dry facts. Mind you, as he discovered a new website of graphics for powerpoints yesterday that he has decided that we must all incorporate into our powerpoints for the sake of uniformity perhaps it was wise for me to wait as they would have all been useless at this stage if I had done them.
If I was lecturing myself it would all be so simple. Well, I am lecturing myself but that is not the problem. The problem is that many other lecturers are expecting to work from my lecture plans. As these are currently in the form of a lengthy text I would feel sorry for their students having to sit through it if they are not so adept at delivery as myself.
Anyway, enough splurge for now. I must whip up a magical induction week before I begin today. Something a little more relaxed than masses of fact checking and referencing. If you have any good ideas for leadership development that I could use to encourage independent thinking in young students please post them.