Master Leadership

14 06 2009

When? 13 June 2009, Where? Shangri-la KL
Report by Rtr Nasarene Majeth

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Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. & Tun Dr Mahathir, to name a few, are examples of iconic leaders who brought historical changes to their respective nations.  The great leadership qualities displayed by them continues to inspire many people, both young and old. To help dissect the characteristics that define a great leader, RACKL invited Mr U2Kumar, a renowned professional development speaker, to give a talk on leadership on June 13th.

Audience were greeted by a fashionably dressed and outspoken Mr U2.  He jump-started the talk by engaging everyone in activities that serve to underscore the importance of team motivation. He proceeded to delineate the two main traits that good leaders often portray.  Firstly, good leaders are those who always function as coaches to motivate their teams to strive for the best and always ready to recognize contributions from other team mates.

Secondly, effective leaders never fail to play the role of facilitators.   As facilitators, leaders steer their teams to change for the better when encountering difficulties to achieve the desired results. The inability of teams to realize their respective objectives should not be classified as failures, which tend to discourage the team players. Rather, it should be viewed as wrong results that serve as drivers for teams to be more determined and strive harder to change their execution strategies.

Staying true to his quirky personality, Mr U2 concluded the leadership session in the most creative manner. Before ‘graduating’ from this short but effective course, all participants were required to sing one of Bryan Adam’s signature song, ‘Everything I do, I do it for you’.  Cheesy as it may seem, I’m sure the song struck a chord in many participants, including me. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be as motivated to share with you readers out there on the invaluable information that was acquired during the very entertaining talk.

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11 07 2009
Dilip

Great blog. I am inspired. All the best

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