November 27, 2006

some thought from the matrix

Today we had an introductory lecture about the definitions of leadership, during the lecture our tutor Mr Paul Roberts give us a matrix table about many authors’ definitions and 8 elements of definitions. After the lecture we had a group meeting about the matrix. we found that there is not a single definition that contains all 8 elements. Although critically all 8 elements are very significant for the definition of leadership.
This matrix makes me thinking about the academic study in the university, it is not surprising that different author has different ideas. However, as a student or a reader what we need to realize is that the only way that we could see the true meaning of any knowleges is view it from many different angles. That’s why when we write essays we need to view the problem from many aspects.
Consequently, back to the real life, no one is the god, as a leader of any organization, whenever we have a problem, takes as many suggestions as we can. then understand and digest the suggestions, which could help us to understand the problem better. And as a result solve it better.

rui li
27th nov 2006

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  1. Keji Xu

    Hi. Ray

    it is very great!


    27 Nov 2006, 18:10

  2. Paul Roberts

    A useful piece of reflection Ray. You may also wish to reflect on the importance of writing in informing thinking. I am sure that you have experienced the thought that you knew the answer to a question (assignment) until you started to write. All of a sudden the answer that you thought was obvious was not quite so clear or was difficult to express or both. As we gain precision in the use of language, so our thinking gets better and we begin to communicate and hence influence more effectively.

    28 Nov 2006, 19:30

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