|planning team for 'The noMADic Race-The Black Edition'
||[Dec. 1st, 2010|01:40 am]
As you are forming your teams to run the race of your lives, let’s just introduce our working family behind the planning of the noMADic Race Black! Edition and a little bit about what moves them and shakes them…|
It’s time to meet the people who will be bringing you the noMADic Race Black! Edition.
And here we go :
Name : Ridhwan Yusoff
Programme Trainer and Curriculum Developer, the noMADic Race© Series
Name 3 Strengths you possess : Creative out of the box thinker, Optimistic keep your face to the sunshine attitude and Fast Learner
Name 3 Opportunities (weakness) you realize : Lack an attention to detail, Sometimes put in 100 per cent in everything including procrastination and dream too much
Who is my model leader ?
because he is a beacon of change and possibility around the world and refuses to look at the misfortunes that all men have some but instead of the blessings that every men have many (Thanks Charles Dickens for this anecdote). Because he shows us not how good we are but how awesome we can be.
because he dares to challenge the process and do what is right and not what is easy. that he knows that winning often means lowering yourself to lift your team. that he dares to get his hands dirty, his lips bruised and sometimes his name trampled upon in order to connect with the masses on an individual and human level.
because leadership is about lifting every legacy the world has experienced to another level of awesome. and he did just that because the world became a better place when rosa parks sat down so that martin luther king junior could march and obama could run.
What is leadership?
Leadership is influence. It is about leaving every person and place not only better than you found it, to show them what’s possible, to introduce them to their truest best selves. To be an example for others to follow by doing the very thing that is difficult and impossible to some and empowering them with the resources to do that very impossible. Stretching beyond your limit and going the extra mile because stretching always opens up new possibilities.
A wise man once told me that rank is only what you wear but respect comes from the bottom of the heart. Leadership is never about title. It is to be able to lead and influence where you are planted. To show up in life as a merchant of wow and rockstar of awesomeness. By giving life your best shot, trail a blaze of glory, make a dent in the universe.
To inspire others to be the best that they can be because of the experience you give them as a leader. For humans are persuaded by reason and moved by emotion. When you bring out the best of our emotions and use them as fuel on our rocket of life, we can reach the sky. And why make the sky the limit when there are footsteps on the moon?
Top 3 Leadership Quotes :
“A ship in harbour is safe but that’s not what they are built for.”
“Always leave every person and place better than you found them.”
“In matters of principle, stay firm as a rock. In matters of style, flow like a river.”
Name : Timothy Low
Programme Director, noMADic Race© Black! Edition
3 Strengths : Public speaking, leadership training and creative thinking
3 Opportunities (Weaknesses) : Logistics, not finishing what i started, barely being able to trust others to do a good job
Model Leader : Lee Kuan Yew
He cared for his people so greatly that when the future seemed dark after separation, he cried. He was a visionary, seeing many others into the future, seeing what Singapore could be and not purely what it was. He was a situational leader, he put in the right treatment for the right time. Yet he was also a leader with an open mind and non-rigid methods. He didn’t enforce that his son had to employ his ways and no other. He lived his life to serve the nation, the people even in his old age and numbered days. Lastly he fulfilled the objective of leadership, raising Lee Hsien Loong to be the next PM, and the baton is on to PM Lee Hsien Loong to be a better leader than his father . PM Lee Hsien Loong now continues the legacy of leadership.
What is leadership?
Leadership in its purest form is influence. The ability to influence someone and use that ability to one’s own benefit and goals, that’s what separates a good leader from a leader with bad motives.
Name : Tan Shu Mei
Programme Director, noMADic RACE© Black! Edition
Name 3 strengths you possess:
1) Committed to things I am tasked or have promised upon
2) Being meticulous
3) Willingness to take on any challenges
Name 3 weakness you realize:
1) at times unable to handle stress well
3) at times too task-orientated.
Who is your model leader, alive or passed, anywhere in the world? And why?
-Mr Lee Kuan Yew:
Mr Lee is such an influential leader and was able to envision a future for Singapore. He observed how the different governments managed their respective countries and the various methods adopted in the different area like politics and financial systems. Mr Lee was capable of picking out the different methodologies and combining them and shaped into one that suits Singapore the best. Besides, he is very people-orientated as well. In the past, when he was in better health, he often visit estates and makes sure that Singaporeans’ welfare are being taken care of. Mr Lee is a man who goes all out and willing to sacrifice for his people. He is a great leader who is also capable of grooming leaders like his son, Mr Lee Hsien Loong. Not only that, he has modelled the way for the People Action Party.
- My Rugby Teacher in JC, Mr Kwok:
Mr Kwok is one of the more popular teachers in school. Many students, especially the ruggers, respect him a lot. During trainings and PE lessons, he can be very strict to ensure the tasks and goal set are being met and achieved. But at the same time, he looks after the welfare of his students, ensuring that not only they are focusing on the rugby games, they are also as highly-motivated and study hard for exams as well. It is till the extent that he organises study sessions for the ruggers and handles the ruggers discipline personally. To sum it up, he is a highly-respectable leader who is able to balance between being task-orientated and people-orientated.
Answer this: What is your personal take; idea; definition, of Leadership?
Leadership is the ability to lead. To be able to lead, one must possess a certain basic skills.
A leader is one who has the ability to balance being task-orientated and people-orientated. He/she must be able to lead his team to achieve the goal set, but at the same time, he must have a good relationship with his fellow mates in order to achieve it together. He must not be too task-orientated and compromise on the welfare of others.
Besides, I feel that a leader must be able to fulfil the 5 pillars of ‘The Leadership Challenge Model’ created by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner, which are
1)Model the way
2) Inspiring a shared vision
3) Challenge the process
4) Enable others to act
5) Encourage the heart
It is because, being a Leader, one must be able to lead by example as he or she is one whom people looks up as a role model (Model the way). He also needs to envision the future for the team to work towards to (Inspiring a shared vision), and to open up directions for the team. Not only that, he is often in search of opportunities to change how things are being done and ensure goals are being met with an approach as efficient and appropriate as possible (Challenge the process). Motivating and empowering his team mates are as important as well. (Enable others to act & encouraging the heart) He must be able to provide them with the necessary tools to act upon the task given and also to give them the confidence that they are able to it.
All in all, I believe that ‘The leadership Challenge’ Model shapes up the basic definition of ‘Leadership’.
A good leader is one who is able to possess the qualities as mentioned above. An awesome leader would be one who is able to groom others to become a better leader than who he is.
(dang, photos cant be copied and pasted.next time!)