All entries for Tuesday 15 March 2016

March 15, 2016

"what makes you think you can teach us to lead?

"What makes you think you can teach us to lead?" must be the question that leaders sitting in a leadership course wondered or when leaders with high authorities dealing an external consultancy, however once the unspoken question being asked it might seem to be a thunder on a sunny day for people teaching leadership program to leaders. The situation is rather common in real world that most people teaching leadership program have basically never started, owned or managed a business, the experience rather focused more on acedamic side. It is rather sad when teachers estabilish their credentails by stressing on corporate experience or dropping out some famous CEOs they have met. Buy why they tend to behave in this way? I guess most students, in this case people occupying senior position, are not here to learn to lead, rather they are here to find a shortcut to climb up the corporate hiarachy.

It is a pity because such program is not intended to teach anything, it is about providing students with opportunities to learn it for themselve. But first thing, of course, is that they should recognized themselves as students and eager to learn to lead, not how to climb up. We are inclined to believe that leading ability can be learned from personal examples or advices, which is untrue. The correct way to learn to lead should be through the experice of leading and following. Even though our job title doesnt implicate a leader role, it doesnt affact us being an observative follower and learn from leading roles. When we move towards the managerial position, we might spend more time leading than learning with high pressure and little time and space to think and reflect, then selective leadership program or independent consultants can help to examine us from a distance way, improving how we lead by how we learn. Therefore, the qualifications and personal expereience of a coach do not matter that much, as it doesnt affect their ability to help you maximize your return on experience.

Now I regained my confidence and i shall continue to educate leaders from WaveRider.

March 2016

Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
Feb |  Today  | Apr
   1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31         

Search this blog



Most recent comments

  • I agree with your very well thought blog. This is true because normally in organizations management … by on this entry
  • Thanks for the comments and the complimentary. One thing am not good at is to speak in public in a f… by on this entry
  • That is why I demonstrate our class as the organisation. At first, we are just a group learning whic… by on this entry
  • I agree the conversation is to be kept secret. I loved the way we all talked about our cultures. I a… by on this entry
  • I agree with you, Jing.. While we were talking over our cultures, we realised the diversties and man… by on this entry

Blog archive

Not signed in
Sign in

Powered by BlogBuilder