All entries for Tuesday 22 February 2011
February 22, 2011
Amazed by today's early morning discussion, it was exactly what I had been thinking about last night for the topic of the seminar (as in what I blogged yesterday), pleased to realize, I am thinking in the right lines, rather, I am developing the attitude of effective leadership! Not bad..!!
For today, a lot of learning in a short day! It began with something that I had been thinking, that is about starts and urban terrorists, and the group of stars being a resource, but, what I had been thinking was from the point of view of the leader. There is another point of view that I missed, that is that of the 'strong personality' or the person with the positive energy himself! This is a difficult task as well.
What I totally appreciate from the discussion is, that 'the organization's goal' or 'the shared goal' can work as the common language among all. Constancy of purpose.. Never thought this one point among the Deming's fourteen has so much to it! I think this as a common language of personnel at all levels within the organisation, is much powerful a problem solving mechanism. If not a tool in itself, it is somethig on which many problem solving tools could be based.
Another thing that I realised that we had missed today, in our affinity diagram, but was pointed by another group was Feedback. Though, not much stressed upon, it does come to my mind that, how important can feedbac from positive energy employees be. This is again, a very integral part of growing as a leader, learning from others, especially, from those who have a lot to them.
I must admit, the more I understand that there is so much to learn as a part of leadership, the more I fear being a leader. In a situation in which the time is limited, and there is a fear of failure, will I even remember a few of these concepts, so as to act effectively? Too much practice required!!