All entries for Tuesday 11 February 2014
February 11, 2014
After a very beneficial day for our learning process, we as a group strongly brainstormed to sort out the ideal elements of leadership. Although it was our duty to find the definition of leadership for next presentation, I really enjoyed working with this group as a family, thanks to my all colleagues.
Actually, I believed that great leaders are born; however, I’ve changed my mind. Because according to our findings which all of you guys will see it tomorrow, leader can be made too. With respect to one research which has performed in 53 countries, 52% of responders believe that leader can be made and 29% of responders though that they are equally born and made. While creating a leader, 46% and 35% of people believe respectively that it is all about experience and training; however, 20% of them though that trait plays important role too. Regardless of what a person was born as or which horoscope he/she is, a person who hopes to be a future leader needs hardy train yourself and gain more experience on field than others. But for sure there are some leaders that really are born for that job!
Watch out our presentation (B1) in order to learn the main elements of leadership.
Ps: I uploaded the article which i got influenced85148255.pdf, if you want to know more about it. Thanks Osama Qassim for article.
Writing about web page http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G3K92uugO9o
Let’s try to guess that how many presidents, vice presidents, deputies are existed in the world, more than 1 million or maybe more than 10 million; however, how many of them are effective leaders? Probably less than 10.000 people out of 7 billion people! How many of them are good leader? Probably less than 1000 people
Today, I want to talk about the difference between effective leadership and good leadership. Although both of them seem similar to each other, the difference is morality. The effective leadership may not care about morality. Have you watched the Wolf of Wall Street? (If you haven’t watched it yet, do it as soon as possible) The movie is about the life of Jordan Belfort who is an impressible effective leader; however, he was convicted of fraud crimes related to stock manipulation and penny stock boiler room. So basically every effective leader is not a good leader. In the movie he seems as a very influential leader, reinvented the business culture.
The effective leadership is more about how effective the leader when influencing his/her followers and motivating them. According to me, it is not so easy to run into with either a good or an effective leader in the meantime, because there are not plenty of them. Good leadership is something slightly different than effective leadership in terms of morality issues as I mentioned. Good leaders are generally well-known by almost everybody, such as Gandhi, or Martin Luther King. In this module we aim to be good business leaders that have respect to business ethics, pay attention to morality.
Up to today, I haven’t had a chance to work with or study with a great leader, but I believe that one of the most effective leaders in the world is my homeland’s prime minister who is Recep Tayyip Erdogan.