All entries for November 2008
November 28, 2008
For me, I think leadership is a general and complex concept which is hard a give a specific definition. If you Ask a group of people what the defining characteristic of a good leader, definitely there will be a lot of different answers. According to my knowledge and common sense, as a good leader, she or he should always:
- Be a good listener
- Inspire others
- Have good followers
- Respect people
- Communicate easily and quite clear
- Be considerate to others
- Solicit competing views, take time to think and then make a firm decision
- Set the direction, then step back to support and enable the people who have to go there, letting them determine how to accomplish the vision
- Incorporate anthropology; i.e., engage understanding, context and motivations of constituents
Well, in real life, it's always much harder to put what we know into practice. Only the experience and engagement could generate a good leader rathan than the book knowledge and common sense. I am rather pleased that during this module we have several group works and presentations to really practice the leadership skills.Hopefully at the end of module,everyone learned sth, at least i will:)
By the way, it's very lucky that our group have Frabsico who gave us lots of extra enlightment and valuable information for future improvement.
Besides the group work for LE, i will focous on the PMA for CBE this weekend. Actually I feel a little bit shame for very little blog entries so far. Anyway I will try my best to improve and everything will become better.