27.10.11

When You Lead

Of the many things you have to do when you lead,
today I want you to bear this in mind
Trust and respect are earned, not asked for
Your leadership will be more effective if your people trust and respect you, you can't deny that. You will know if you don't have your people's trust and respect (yet), steel yourself if you see that on your people's faces. Earn their trust and respect, win them.

"How?" you may ask.
By doing your best everyday, getting feedback, and striving to be better day by day.
I don't know if it works for you and enough for your people, but that's what I know and believe in. That's what I'm doing.

And while you're not there yet, steel your heart.
Steel your heart and face your fear and splashes of inferiority.
Steel your heart and face your people's criticism.
Never, never, never estrange yourself from your people.

It's a rough way, most likely you will get bruised here and there.
But it's worth all the pain. Totally worth it.

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Ditulis untuk menguatkan diri sendiri ketika rasa bersalah menyengat hati dan bikin mencelos. "Satu-satunya jawaban untuk semua keraguan adalah kinerja" terngiang, ratusan anak 2008 dan calon OSIS terbayang. I'm walking my talk here, dear. Damn hard but hey, I'm resilient :D Fuh fuh fuh tenang Ne, kalo kata anak SS mah "Saya bukan yang terbaik tapi saya berusaha menjadi lebih baik". Fight and Win! :)

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