LE– The leadership PMA that was
LE PMA although very exhausting, was a very enjoyable and engaging. Not only did we learn so much about the theories, it gave us the freedom to explore the application of these theories. Often what happens is that we sit and rephrase all the knowledge that already exists in the literature, But with leadership it was different! we created our situations, we made our own assumptions, we defined leader's personality, we described what leadership theroy will suit him the best and how to apply it. From the start till the end, there was so much learning taking place, infact the whole PMA was critical evaluation and application of everything that we had learnt about leadership so far (And trust me thats a lot!!)
There was just one problem, leadership has so many aspects to it, it is never ending. You can never learn everything or even close to enough about leadership..There is just so much of research and literature that exists that its very hard to compile the crucial points you'd like to cover. Sometime, you get diverted and start exploring some other aspects of leadership that you read and find interesting. Its very hard to produce a PMA and that too in 5000 that sufficiently covers important bits. The more you reasearch, the more point you'll find.
The best part about the PMA that I find is that it gave us the opportunity to be creative. I actually realised that creativity in PMA can actually make it much more appealing and interesting to write. During the post module work, learning was constantly happening. There were times when I would just sit with friends and somehow we'll end up discussing leadership for hours!! Also, there were so many behavioral aspects of these leaders that I could personally relate to. By reading and analysing these theories I could create a picture of the type of leader that I'd like to be.
I am thankful to Paul for giving us the opportunity to experience Leadership and Excellence! An excellent module that it was!!