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Leadership: Habit of asking October 20, 2007

Posted by reason4smile in Courage, Leadership, Person, Spiritual.
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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

 

 

 

He who is ashamed of asking, is ashamed of learning

For the full version of this article, check the post in my new blog here.

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1. Jonathan Frye - October 21, 2007

Engaging others in dialog through a “habit of asking” sounds like a great strategy. It shows the other person that you are interested in them and will encourage them to return the interest in you and what you have to say – a rule of reciprocity. Additionally, the “habit of asking” is a demonstration a lifelong dedication to learning, which is an important foundation for leadership.

Regards,
Jon
Leadership Jot

2. Links! | the art of leading - October 23, 2007

[…] Interesting way to look at leadership, over at Reason-2-Smile’s Weblog: Leadership: Habit of Asking […]


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