March 29, 2011

change yourself first

We did a lot of practices during leadership module, even though I realized a leader should do something to change himself/herself, however, my focus at that time was how can a leader influence others. For example, when we were working on the leadership definition presentation, ¡¡ãinfluence¡¡À was the word that we all identified it at the beginning. Also, during the class, I always concentrated to whether the leader motivated others, did he/her develop the teamwork effectively, etc. But after some reading for the pma, I found that most of the authors stress much on the quality of the leader him/herself. For instance, Dubrin uses about 4 or 5 chapters to discuss the necessary quality of a leader, such as traits, motives, attitudes, behaviors. I paid much attention to identify the influence of a leader but overlook that a leader should change him/herself first, and then it is possible for he/her to become more effective. Just as the words in Westminster Abbey, change yourself, and then change the world.


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  1. I totally agree with this Lucy. We all sit and criticise the world outside when actually a clean up is required within. We all should strive to be a better human being e and bring out the change within before we try and change other..nice blog Lucas!! You pointed out something very important aspect that every person should look into..retrospecting and self refelction is a must!

    29 Mar 2011, 23:34

  2. Hi guys,

    You hit the right chords there Lucy and Aditi! But it is difficult isn’t it to accept there is a problem or should I say area for improvement within ourselves….blaming the world is so much easier BUT its not productive. It is through blogging I have understood how important it is to reflect and look at yourself objectively so that you can benefit and others can too. I will have to agree guys! :)

    30 Mar 2011, 00:32

  3. If you want to find why the world is not operating well

    “Look at the mirror”

    30 Mar 2011, 00:37


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