All entries for Tuesday 04 May 2010
May 04, 2010
Unlike most modules, there are no notes, slides, models, or matrixes in Leadership and Excellence. What we have done today is based on our empirical experience to learn how to be as a leader and observe how people behave as a leader. And it is all about reflecting.
The more I learn about western thinking of leadership, interesting enough, the knowledge echoes the Confucius¡¦ philosophy which has been taught for more than 2,500 years ¡V if one would like to conquer the world, one has to rule the country first. Yet, before ruling a country, one has to govern the family first. Nevertheless, before governing a family, one has to keep refining himself/herself. In other words, to be a good leader, one has to keep reflecting so as to lead a team, a company, and even a country in a sequential order.
Reflecting what I did right, what I did wrong and learn from failures.
Reflecting what matters to people most.
After the first day in LE module, I would say that leadership is a lifelong obligation to bring the best of self and others.