Friday, November 26, 2010

Change for the better

“Anyone can steer a ship , but it takes a leader to chart a course”

Today I learn that I should improve my detailing and rationalizing skills. It is one of my lowest leadership skills because I admit that I hate planning and looking in minor detail even if I am an accountant (sorry for me). The law of navigation expressly implied that if one wants to be a good leader he/she should set there planning a top priority. This means that people are counting on you to see more, sees farther and sees before others will. (Easily to be said than done) but I think it is worth it because I think you gain respect and trust from your followers.

These are the action plan that I commit to do. Decide for an activity, Setting up the goals of the activity, Set what are the essential and prioritize, Discuss this thing with concern persons ( key personnel ), make time for them to accept these things, do what I plan after wards, I’ll expect problems, but I’ll always point to the success and accomplishment and faithfully review the plan daily.

What you think of this? Do we both struggle with this? If yes what do you do about it? Please do write a comment.
God bless you and your family

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A step worth taking

“Leadership is like investing – it compounds”
Today I learn that leadership is a life long process and a daily activity. The time to learn is now and I should always be a student which will always have to learn. I also learned that what distinguish a leader from there follower is there ability to develop and improve their skills.

Events in our life and our day to day routine as a leader can be a tool to clearly see our progression as a leader. Event encourages decision; motivate people, can bring issues which are temporary and challenges peoples. But our day to day routine as a leader can encourage development; making the people mature; affecting issue which can be permanent and it changes people.

I think both are difficult and essentially needed to quantify our leadership skills. But if we want to become a great leader we should expect to be a leader every moment of our life. Continually learning things and having an open mind to comprehend our life in different perspective is the key to become a great leader.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Being influential where we are

“True leadership cannot be awarded, appointed or assigned. It comes only from influence, and that cannot be mandated. It must be earned. The only thing a title can buy is a little time – either to increase your level of influence with others or to undermine it.”

The leadership law of influence teaches me today that we can learn to lead by influencing our followers or people which we interact. Though positions or titles are opportunity to lead, we can still lead others even if we are not in the top by making ourselves influential in there decision in following us.

There are several factors that needed to be considered so that you can maximize your influence to others like your character, your relationship with them, your knowledge in the field, how well is your intuition, how experience you are, the past achievement you had and your current capabilities.

Why not challenge yourself to step up and become an influential leader for others? It will make your time worthwhile. Continue to learn and be effective to all ROLES you are doing. 

God bless everyone

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Today I learn about the Law of the Lid

In the book, the author says that the level of your leadership will tell you the level of your effectiveness. If we have, let me say, a leadership level of one (1) out of ten (lowest), the effectiveness that we have is somewhat like that also. I think the more we become a leader the more effective we can be. Not only that but increasing our leadership skills will multiply the effectiveness we have in our church, family, work and other relationship thus making as more influential to others.

Godbless everyone