All entries for February 2016
February 28, 2016
Can leadership skills be trained?
Can leadership skills be trained?
After we finished LE class, I have been thinking about whether this module trained us to be a good leaders or enhanced us to think about leaders? I come up with my own answer that the module just guide us to see the various viewpoints of leadership. We, therefore, have own ideas which leadership style that fit with ourself. Moreover, if we want to be an effective leaders, we have to practice day by day until it has been embeded in ourself. The reasons, to this to lead in the normal situation, it seem to be easy but oncce we experience under pressure, leaders seem to be more difficult. Another point is leaders is not super hero so it is not necessary to put everything on their shoulders instead should delegate the tasks to followers because good leaders is to build another leaaders. I, therefore will start my leadership practice skill by thinking which way that suit to me to be able to lead in the next future.
February 26, 2016
Expecting something different then why we keep doing the same?
Leadership is about leading change.
One point that i pick up from the last section in LE class is making change in organization with the aim of improvement.
With the goal to develop company's performance, one thing that we may consider is whether the process is right or need to be fixed. For instance, many companies have set the standard practice, and continuously have been performing. Consequently, the outcome should be quite similar, but when we expect different results. Is it logical to go back to the process, review it, improve it and make change of the process? Organaization, nevetheless, seeem to bear with it. The reasons to this, they are too busy to review the process and make change or they are are too afraid to make change or no one cares enough. Many possible reasons to this, however, for our generation, what we can do diffrent??
Again, it is our choice.
February 25, 2016
Happiness is the choice
Happiness is the choice whether we decide to take it or leave it for later. Some people decide to tide their happiness with the task, for example if i finish my master i will be happy. Asking yourself, will you be really happy in those time or you will have other tasks comes up like, get the job, earn high salary and so on. Why dont we be happy now and enjoy every day? One may say, so what! how this link to leadership?. Personally, i have seen many leaders who are very sucessful in job but not in personal life. The reason to this, they have worked so hard but forget their family and themself. if we want to effective leader in work place then we should also be effective leader in our life as well. it's all our choices.
February 24, 2016
Word is matter
Word is matter.
The powerful of word. This is about how to use the appropriate words because we get the response from what words that we have used. The typical example is, when we provide the feedback we have to be aware which words should be used in order to provide the genuine feed back but in the same time not hurt people feeling. Besides, I also pick up some point from the first excercise form the leadership excellence class, The task is to find the definition of leadership; we have provided the definition 3-4 line long. However, the given definition from our module tutor is only one sentence but covers all the meaning that the whole class have given. From this, I soon realise that not to be wordy, be precise and using the appropriate words. Another point is that, if we all agree diffrent word has diffrent mening. Then we should be aware the way we use them, otherwise we will end up with this " i did not mean that". The last one is leaders should not promise anything that they cannot do it, this mean they should keep their words. If they do not, then their words will become no meaning.
Are you ready to open?
To become the effective leader I have learn that we should be ready to open.
Starting with open the door, this means welcome any workers to see leaders and have a discussion together.
Open-mind, listen the problem without bias, and welcome any challenges. Besides, be open to any feedback wether it is good or bad, and working on the feedback with the aim to improve.
Open-eyes, in this context I mean, sometimes leader should step back from the current situation in order to see the whole pictures. If we can not find the root cause, then we will end up with just solve the solution day by day.
Open- question, one of caoching skills is how to form the good question..one of the basic rules is asking the open question rather than yes no qustion.
All of these things, im now ready to open... then feel free to leave any comments here.
February 23, 2016
Who are leaders?
Leaders shoud be accessible
If one agree that the main task for leaders is to support team, then one small thing that it shuild be mentioned that Leaders shoud be accessible by making themselves accesssible rather than hiding from the shop floor. Personally, i try to look for many ways to improve my leadersip skills but often forget the small thing that bring the great impact as same as titles.
The next point is not only the CEO, general manger or managers are leaders. Technically, one who is able to contribute the management and be able to influence the team to achieve the goal. Therefore, is it possible to consider this person as the leaders too?
February 18, 2016
Leadership vs followship
To be an effective leader, one needs good follower.
Last week we had an introduction class for Leadership Excellence, i have learn and think about "Leadership".
In one section, we consider that a main challenge for leader is to recognize that followers are different substantialy in
talent and motivation. Nonetheless, i also question about follower. Robert E. Kelley shares four essential qualties of
effective followers: 1. Self-management, it means to think for oneself and to work well without close supervision.
2 Commitment - to commit something beyond themeself. 3. Competence and focus and the last one is Courage
which described as the critical thinker and fight for what they believe is right. After I have read then I soon realized that
perhaps I should start from being the good follower for the MBE class and simultaneously practicing leadership.
February 08, 2016
Lifeboat Leader exercise
Finding the leader and the deputy leader in the crisis situation that is the instruction from the today exercice.
While we did the exercise, we were thinking so hard to find the suitable leader to fit in the given situation. And yet the main lesson learn was not about how to choose the right or wrong person to be a leader. It was, nonetheless about how people expect from leaders. This shown us that people are different and have different motivations, have different expectations. Then with the aim to be an effective leasdership, we should treat them as indiviudals. For myself, this is the turn around thinking since my first understanding is one action should fit for all, but in practical is one action fit to one person.