Saturday, September 01, 2007

What is this?

I am off on a course today. Yes it is Sunday and I am going on a work course, and no, I don't usually work on Sundays. The course is one designed for people on management development schemes and is vaguely titles 'Personal Effectiveness'. Hmmmm. I read the course material and it is full of buzz words and phrases such as 'increase self awareness', 'improve interpersonal relations' and 'making a good impression'. Apparently there will be role play and group discussions where I must be prepared to share insights into my work behaviour and traits. Ah, so there will be introspection too.

From all this I have come to the conclusion that this course concerns aspects of 'Emotional Intelligence'. This is an ability to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups. It is one of the latest fads to hit the world of management. Or is it more than a fad? I guess I will find out for myself.

I will hopefully have access to the Internet while there so I will keep you updated on how I am doing. I am hopeful that this will be a good course, that I will get much from it. At the same time I am mindful that I will be taken out of my comfort zone and stretched somewhat. My behaviours are going to be analysed and criticised by relative strangers. This makes me a little nervous but at the same time it will be good. Sometimes it is good to hold a mirror up to yourself even if it can be uncomfortable.

Anyway, I thought I would leave you with a little test. I went to a museum recently and I had my camera with me. I found quite a few things that were great to photograph but this one in particular was interesting. It has so many shapes and lines and features. It is also an 'infamous' American car. Can you guess what it is? I will give the answer next time :)

This was on the bonnet or hood...


This was on the front of the car...


A view of the front from the side. Any guesses?

And finally a wider view from the front. Do you know what it is now? As I said I will post a full pic of the car soon and the answer. I will also keep you updated about the course, as long as I can get Internet access. Come back soon and see how I am doing!

16 comments:

The Turmanators said...

Sounds like an interesting training, although I always dislike the roleplay thing.

I'm guessing the first photo is the hood ornament? What a great car; wish they still came in those loud colors!

Glad Michele sent me today.

craziequeen said...

I did a course with that 'introspective' thingy included - I walked out...far too many ghosts in my history to look in on myself.....

Keep in touch, babes.

cq

November Rain said...

HI from Michelle (though I like coming here even when she doesn't send me)

let us know how the course goes

gautami tripathy said...

It looks like great car. I can't even begin to guess.

Glad to be here from Michele!

Niall said...

Lovely photos!..reminds me of the car in the BBC TV Series: '2 Point Four Children'.I have no idea as to the name..

Good luck on your course..If you're going to do some role play on motivation..perhaps you should take your swords along with you!!

Becky68 said...

Oh I so hate stuff like that training! My company crammed that sort of thing down our throats for a few years but now don't utilize it at all any more.
Michele sent me to guess that the car is a Chevrolet something from the later 1950's & that is as far as I can go with my guess!

Sara said...

Hello, Michele sent me to tell you that I hope you have a fun time in the class you are attending...and that it won't be too far off your comfort zone.

Are you asking what type car that is??? If you are my guess is an Edsel????

Later...

Bob-kat said...

Yep, just to be clear, I am asking what type of car this is :)

BTW - I have got internet access so when I get chance I will post an update on the course. We had the first bit already and it looks tough!

-E said...

Is it a 57?



Hope the course is entertaining you and you're learning about all sorts of emotionally intelligent things.

-E said...

Erm, Belair if 57 wasn't the right thing to call it.

Dak-Ind said...

well, it looks like a chevy, but what i am not exactly sure. for a girl i pride myself in knowing lots of cars but this one is older than i.

michele sent me

MissMeliss said...

Going by the fact that it's labeled "Corsair" I'm guessing Chevy Corsair.

mar said...

Enjoy your course, it sure sounds interesting.
Bad day for me to look at cars...since I oversaw a pole this morning at a parking lot (duh!) I feel so terrible (although nobody was injured and it is covered by the insurance) that I didn't want to blog about it and put my mind into something else. So I guess you are the lucky one who gets to read about it here :)
Will be back to check up on you!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Between the E on the front and the fact that you called it infamous, I'm guessing you came across an Edsel. Although the other pictures look nothing like my recollection.

But what do I know? Cars from that era were not my strong point.

Hope you're surviving the training!

Little Miss Muffet said...

the training sounds interesting!tough too i bet if it involves self-introspection. i'm sure u'll know more about urself at the end :)

Linda said...

My "sort of" stepfather (mother's long-term boyfriend) owned one...even as I saw it, before I read any comments, I knew. Edsel. Ford Edsel. The one I was familiar with was a red Ford Edsel Ranger, with the continental kit on the rear. With an extended bumper. And old leather interior, with (if I'm remembering correctly) 3 gears on the column.

I loved that old car. I helped polish it on many an occasion. Its red paint tended to oxidize quite easily, so it needed waxing and polishing all the time.

Now the man, the owner of the car, I did NOT care for....long story for another day.