All entries for May 2010
May 24, 2010
Me as a Leader
Finally I had a chance to be a leader during Hotel simulation.
What I have learned was it is very important to assess the skills of the team and make use of them. During simulation I had two strong personalities in my team and it was difficult to manage them. The approach I have decided to take was to be firm and in control throughout simulation. Only in this way I was able to finish long and pointless dialogues which didn’t bring anything to the simulation. I made sure the team knows what to do and what are objectives. The next step was asking for opinion of the team, listening to all the views and changing my own opinion if any good point where raised. I tried not criticise anybody. However at the end of the day I had to make decision based on their views and my personal opinion of what is the best for the future. Some team members where very persuasive with their views and didn’t like it if I didn’t agree with them. The other important thing I have learned was you cannot please everybody people are different and have different opinions. I did my best to listen to everybody but when I did not agree with their opinions they were upse. While being a leader we have to make decisions the others may not like.
May 23, 2010
First of all I would like to say that this is the first time I am writing the blog. I have never done it before therefore it is difficult to start. I don’t like to share my ideas in writing but never mind let’s do it. Sorry for my Polish English writing.
I was thinking what leadership means to me and I more I think about more confused I am. For me the best leader I can think of is my father his is running his company for many years and he has a lot of experience. He is always saying that to be a good leader you need to treat people with respect, pay them well and acknowledge their needs and they will follow you and give their best. I cannot agree more with that. Also it is very important to build the trust and treat followers fairly. Leadership is complicated communication process between a leader and followers.