Leadership goes beyond the conventional definition of planning, organizing, mobilizing, and evaluating. More often than not, the basic elements of visioning and controlling the self are left out.
A Leadership Seminar which I attended a few years back emphasized on visioning and the ability to control and understand one’s emotions. That seminar had unleashed the most precious and useful value of leadership.
A leader subordinates his/her feelings of anger, vindictiveness, and selfishness in order to maintain harmony of his/her group. She must look beyond herself in order to control her own emotions and lead the group towards its goals. I thought that was the key to effective leadership, whether it was the family, community, professional organization, and country.
Being a visionary is an element of effective leadership. One must have a clear vision of what he or she wants to happen in the future, in defined or quantified period of time. Without a visionary leader, the organization will be distracted from pursuing the real purpose of the organization and will eventually disintegrate beginning with the petty, selfish matters.
My one wish is that politicians who profess to be representatives of the people would walk the talk, go beyond politicking and rhetoric and do the big responsibility of public duty and progress, above all their ego trips.
OSM! focuses on two awesome women in their own fields on its tenth week.
Sharon Weinstein – nurse, big-time entrepreneur, book writer based in Chicago is simply too good to be true. But when you listen to her speak, she is every inch an inspiration. She is a wealthy person of people skills and guts and enterprising prowess. For Sharon, one never ceases to learn, hence life is always exciting.
Meki Saldana – fashion model is one proud Filipina who believes that her friendliness and dedication have earned her success in the fashion runway in New York. Meki continues to surprise everyone, and even herself. She looks forward to entering the portals of university again to study business as a long-term investment to a stable future, both an awesome and wise decision.
Many thanks to the overwhelming response of the feature article on Esther Salomon-Michiwake last week! It boosts our spirit to continue promoting awesomeness in these trying times of the world!