Leadership: Habit of asking
Management has a lot to do with answers. Leadership is a function of questions. And the first question for a leader always is: ‘Who do we intend to be?’ Not ‘What are we going to do?’ but ‘Who do we intend to be?’
— Max De Pree
Above is a quote on the importance of character in leadership. I read about the quote from a leadership seminar by Dr. Albert Ting (principal of Singapore Bible College) today. He mentioned a lot about the importance of character in leadership.
Leadership is about being rather than doing, who you are is more important than what you do!
Dr. Albert Ting
One of many things that I learned today is the teachability character. He pointed out that as a leader, having a habit of asking is very important. You can anyone and anywhere, you can ask about their challenges and achievements, or even anything under the sun. Wherever you are, when you’re happened to sit next to each other, when you’re in the cab, or even when you do your haircut.
Not only he shared with us during the seminar, but I did see that in action, during our lunch and even inside the lift, somehow, he greets stranger inside the lift, and asking some stuffs.
The point is: Learn from everyone! everyone has their strength, they have their own unique experience, focus on their strength and you can learn a lot from them.