Monday, June 7, 2010

Cant sleep....again

Its 2 am right now, try to sleep but can't sleep.

As usual, if I can't sleep I will read this book from Stephen R. Covey titled Principle-centered leadership. It's a good book, on how transforming you views on management and leadership. The problem I'm having right now is....I do not understand most of the part. Maybe I need to read it twice and pause between paragraph, giving time for my brain to process.

Let me share some few lines in the book, the chapter that I read it tonight.

The writer writes about how leadership different from management. You use your left brain to manage, right brain to lead. It's like yin and yang, where yin is the feminine part and yang the masculine. Do not confuse with man and woman, man can be feminine or woman can be masculine. The left mostly deals with words, the right with pictures; the left with parts and specifics, the right synthesis - to put together. Sequential thinking, time bound for the left and the right is simultaneous and holistic thinking, time free and it might lose a sense of time altogether.

Oh, he does mention about ethos, pathos and logos. (He mention ' Greek philosophers' only....no Aristotle)

Anyways, the point is that we need to balance both our management and leadership to bring out the best in our organizations. Management is about doing things right and leadership is about doing the right things.








1 comment:

ZARA said...

its Aristotle all right... ethos pathos logos...