I had some new thoughts over the weekend. And a new approach towards my future. Thus far, my thoughts were to get started strictly in the Healthcare Management / Administration sector after the MBA, as a continuation of my background in Medicine. My past ambition was to become a Business Management Consultant and my hero / idol was Ram Charan, the renowned Consultant. But now, I want to be Carlos Ghosn :) I feel the need to avoid chasing the goal of Consulting and dive into the world of real Hands-on Management of an organization. I am thinking "CEO" and not thinking "Consultant" anymore.
* Consultants arrive at a project, give their expert opinion and then, just walk away. They do not stay around for their ideas to be implemented. They do not always have a say regarding implementation of their vision for a company. They may sometimes be convenient scrape goats just in order to certify an idea that top executives have already decided upon. Consultants may sometimes become rubber stamp entities. Sure, consultants make big bucks. But they are not at the top of the ladder, so to speak. It is also true that many a consultant report ends up in the dust bin!
I want to be in charge of a project or an operation and make things happen. I want to bring in real change and real implementations, rather than just recommendations. I have decided to add 2 more specialties under my belt that should empower and enable me to work for just any kind of sector and do well. I shall strive to become an expert in 4 fields, in order to become successful as a future MBA grad. I coined the acronym POMP for it:
- P - Project Management
- O - Operations Management
- M - Money Management (Accounting & Finance) and
- P - People management (Human Resources).
Some things of the things that I wish to do in order to improve my chances of employability:
- Get PMP training and certification
- Get APICS CPIM training and certification.
- Learn French
- Learn Spanish
More to follow with time ...