When can I finally start?
Working now the 3rd day with passion on Leadership, makes me just thinking when can I go out there and finally kick off. I am overwhelmed by what I am learning. Really this course of study is the best thing I have ever done. I am working and I am so enjoying what I am doing. I am hungry of more knowledge. That is unbelievable the thing is that it points more and more out that all this literature is nice to read and helps a lot but actually leadership depends on the person it self. It is important to practice it and find the own way and own style or theory then finally can be written down in a book as well. My head is full of great ideas, but wait… Yes what I found out is that the vision is the most important thing while being a leader. For me that measn as well that it is important for myself to have a vision. Something I can aim for. Just having ideas might not be the best way, there must be a goal which can be achieved by these ideas. What is my purpose of life how can I contribute to this world. In which way can I live my life to be fulfilled happy with what I am doing?! So again it is about leading yourself an why should you do it different from leading others? So I am really working on my own vision and try to figure out what I really want to do.
Has anyone of you figured that out? What is your goal where do you want to be on 30 years. Being the new Steve Jobs, the new Deming or the new pope?! ;) Are you satisfied with being a middle manager doing a fantastic job, can that be a real aim or should the goal be higher?
I am still sitting on the leadership theories and think that I have figured out which one I am going to introduce. But still it is a lot confusion about what really is a leadership theory and how do they really differ? what about a theory including all other theories? With regard to my future career I have learned that it is important to be flexible and adaptable adn never stand still. Be innovative and go on with the time.