Friday, November 18, 2005
Every morning, when I come to my office. I'll spend an hour reading and digesting various IT information which is essential as my career depends on it. Eventhough my background isn't IT related but I am more into IT solution now than ever before. Just now I read an article that really inspires me. Eventhough I am just a plain lower end employee, I have a vision of building my own legacy.

Here's an excerpt of the article written by By John Stelzer, Director of Industry Development, Sterling Commerce.

It's not the size of the army that validates the leader. In fact, a great leader need not have any “followers” at all to qualify as a leader. It’s the pro-active ownership of responsibility for achieving the quest—however great or small—that signals the qualities of a leader. A leader is not necessarily leading others as much as he or she is able and willing to take the lead in addressing a situation that yields the greater good for someone or something—a.k.a. the vision. John Erskine pointed out that “In the simplest terms, a leader is one who knows where he wants to go, gets up, and goes.”

This excerpt totally changed my mindset since before this, I thought that being a big CEO big shot is the way of a true leader. Well, we all sometimes can become narrow minded when we don't open up to the things around us.

For the rest of the article. You can read all about it by clicking the link down below:

Cultivating Leaders in a Lemming World
posted by Encik Ash at 11/18/2005 10:12:00 am |