All entries for January 2007
January 19, 2007
During this week, I am running an EBM key module—-quality, reliability and maintenance. This module includes Demi theory, policy deployment, EFQM, TQM and six sigma those important quality factors. I am so exciting with this learning cause even those already concerned in leadership module but not been taught by this way. Therefore, I can learn more detail and could use that knowledge to think deeper leadership coach question.
It is related to the leadership one but it is also tricky to think it suitably. Quality is one of the key aspects in an organization. Good leader and leadership mean quality. With excellence coaching, quality leadership would exist and enhance in the future. How to use it? We need lots of solutions to suit different leadership situation.
Paul said in the quality class: a company not only need to tell buyers how to use the product but also need to give warning to tell them what things they can not do with the product. It means quality. He said the engineers need think about all the stupid things that customers could do^ think whole to avoid damage. The case Paul gave in the class shocked me and it let me will never ever forget it. When a product can show these features—-if it is not call quality then what it should call? From my point of view, good leader with good leadership also could have the same thought to avoid possible problems in an organization. Leadership psychology theory could show more detail with the point.
Based on the new product development, Paul told us that Change comparison demonstrates that best practice company is always better than common practice company. Any common practice company will cost more and more money and resources after start stage but best practice company will cost nothing step by step. The long term view can be achieved by best practice company. The quality of change need test in a suitable time. To think about Transformation of Leadership, it is also need quality and good time with right person to do the right thing.^
New Product need design, capability, quality, reliability and maintenance, which mean that it is a process of tolerance. Same like leadership and leadership coaching; it need well understand the organization, plan, quality, reliability and maintenance with long insight view. When it makes sense, leadership excellence will be achieved.
January 09, 2007
To coach a waver
company successful again, it need identify its problems firstly- not only from the mic evironment of the comany but also from the mac evironment of the company. And must to be the right main problems after analyized. -- -—-from my point of view.
Otherwise, if not quite understand the comany’s current situation and problems should be a very dangerous thing as a consultant to coach the company whatever you will do. And it will be sure that you can not could be a appropriate and brillant leadership coach for the company and any other company you service.
To know what you will do based on the comapny’s special situation and problems is the right first step as a leadership coach to think in a real world.
January 03, 2007
2007——A new year coming, followed by new thinking, new study and new life^ as I said to Dr Er in the transfer request e-mail: The most important thing is that EEE do changes my thinking and methods to study and live. It let me deeper think about my future and life. I believe that EEE could push me to achieve more knowledge and better improvement not only in my master period but also in my future study and life. The study environment is innovate and motivational. I enjoyed the Leadership excellence learning process. Thus, even i can not transfer it because of some modules crash but thinking to be a leader still could be a positive way as a direction for my life. ^
However, all I want is not only to be a leader and good leader in a organization in the future, but also the meaningful of the thinking is that the influence of leadership could around by my whole life-
- to lead myself first and to lead other people.
What is the golden rule to be a leader? According to the theory of leadership, there are three ways to become leader.
1. Some personality traits may lead people naturally into leadership roles
2. A crisis or important event may cause a person to rise to the occasion, which brings out extraordinary leadership qualities in an ordinary person.
-——Great events theory
3. People can choose to become leaders: people can learn leadership skills.
-- --Witty cucepted theory
From my point of view, I think that most leaders are not to be a leader simplifies, which means it could mix 1 and 2 or 2 and 3 ways in some complex cases. For a single case, I do believe that more and more people are learning skills to be a leader.
Furthermore, leadership attributes includes lots of elements such as beliefs, values, ethics, character, knowledge and skills. Position and power does not make person a leader, it only simply makes person the boss.
Therefore, the basis of good leadership is honorable character and selfless service to your organization. I do believe that leadership is the art of science.^
To be a leader, especially a good leader is not a whimsicality. It is not about some ideas in a person’s mind, but is a way to live and a direction to lead your future^ for create better study, life and society.