All entries for Wednesday 05 May 2010
May 05, 2010
Today we used the Analysis Matrix summarise the most important characters in the given leadership definition and chose the suitable leadership function wrote down our leadership definition.
But , I am thinking that, the definition is only a summarise work, is it accurate ? Or there are a better way to define a leadership ? Besides, we know nothing about these given definitions, how did the author define these, what methods they use, just count how many times they mention about the characters in the definition, it seems not good.
And glad to talk to Julia, we share some ideas about the leadership. I think, in julia opinion, Leadership means "service" and influence others to work for him. And, I think authority maybe the pre-condition to a leader, no one can be a leader without the right to make a desicion. These two points are not included in the definitions which are given.
At last, we all agree there maybe different understands about "Leadership" base on different backgroud, so more discuss maybe good for us to expand our visions.
Today is the first day in Leadership & Excellence module, and there is no lecture and notes in the clasee. But during the module introduction, I pick up 2 views which is interesting:
1.There is no leader better than all team members. Therefore , it is no need for a leader to know everything his staff knows.
2.There is no poor workforce, only poor management.
In addition, I became the leader in team 3. This is my first time to lead a team out of china. I think, the first thing for a new small group leader is to know each team member well as quickly as i can. I found , although we 4 have different background , we always have same ideas on the questions.So there is seldom argument in our team. Besides, my team mates are really nice and easy-going. I like them point out my weakness directly in the Assessment period.
I found I have some questions in leading a team. I think a leader should influence team member to enthusiastic and efficient to achieve the target. So activities and communication is very important. Obviously, I was not doing well in these two aspect today. And I will do it better tomorrow.
At last, Congrats to all the teams for their excellent work today, but our team is the best ~right? Thanks Faisal , Thanks Lukasz , Thanks Julia!!!