Friday, December 12, 2008

Observations/opinions only

Come 14 December 2008, Perak DAP will holds its State Convention at the Heritage Hotel. This year there will be election of office bearers for the tenure of 2 years. The capable and hardworking leaders who are committed to the party's struggles in competency, accountability and transparency should be voted into the state management's team.The most important ability is availability and he must be committed to serve not to be served.The present leaderships in the Perak state DAP are a very capable and committed team. They went through the times when DAP was at it lowest situation. The morale was at it lowest. We lost in many seats we contested in the general election.Yet this team of leaders worked with one united heart and with conviction and commitment to revive the condition to where we are today. Don't you all agree with me that they are worthy to be given the rightful positions in the state's committee to continue on with the task of taking us in the DAP to a higher level?

May I take this opportunity to share my little experiences/observations/opinions from my humble involvement in the various organizations I served, some more than 20 years.

There are 3 Gs a leader needs to be cautious (or people need to be careful of); namely:

1) one who looks for Gold-monetary gain, self interest,opportunist

2) one who looks for self Glory-publicity seekers

3) Girls' matter......

I believe these will cause the downfall of a leader no matter how good

and capable a leader may be.

There are also 3 top mistakes a leader can make;

1) managing instead of leading

2) Mistaking individual loyalty for team building.

3) Failing to apply what motivate the leaders themself.

I am personally convinced that one person (good or bad) can be a change catalyst, a'transformer' in any situation or organization, Such an individual is yeast that can leaven an entire loaf.....

To be a transforming leader, it requires vision, initiative, patience, respect, persistence, meekness,courage and faith. There are quiet leaders.There are leaders whom you can hear in the next county.Some are eloquence, some in judgement yet some in courage.


The boss drives his Men,
The leader inspires them;

The boss depends on authority,
The leader depends on good will;

The boss evokes fear,
The leader radiates love;

The boss says “I”,
The leader says “We”,

The boss shows who is wrong,
The leader shows what is wrong;

The boss knows how it is done,
The leader knows how to do it;

The boss demands respect,
The leader commands respect;

Leader live simply, love generously,
care deeply and speak kindly;

No man can stand on top because he is put there.

No man is good enough to govern another man without that others consent. No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself,or to get all the credit for doing it.Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promised not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.
So be a leader,
NOT a boss.

For those who wants to be leader, if you believe in God,
remember this:
God doesn’t call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

Good leaders must first become good servants.

One don't have to hold position in order to be leader.

Leadership is applicable to all facets of our life.

posted by Jason Ling

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