July 21, 2010

New Dimension of 'Leadership'

The CEO had his annual address this afternoon. He started off with a tribute to Tan Sri president in a very emotional ways. I guess when you work with someone, an idol for more than 30 years; you’ll find it hard to express your admiration towards him/her.

He then continued with his inspiring presentation, assisted with a presentation material that audience was unable to view clearly. Anyway, towards the end he uttered some words of wisdom that sparked my attention (of course you’ll tend to go into deep sleep when you are unable to digest what was shown at the slide – others, not me cos’ I was working on some AAC matters on my diary). The CEO redefined the word ‘Leadership’. The saying goes like this..

“Leadership - a result that we can create through people allocated to us”

Some Management gurus define leadership as the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal. Some says is ultimately about creating a way for people to contribute to making something extraordinary happening. But my CEO put another dimension to the definition when he put up the word result, not motivating, not even ways. In other words, leader must ensure the goals are achievable (implementation) and how you do it, emotionally, democratically or autocratically will not be the utmost priority. Bottom line, red or blue, that’s the true quality of leader.

I guess only RU status will define the success of the Transformation, thou we have done well with SETARA.

P/s – My Boss looks funny on stage.

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