Friday, December 12, 2008

Buku Principle- centered leadership oleh Stephen R. Covey



Stephen R. Covey is also an author for THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE. This PRINCIPLE- CENTERED LEADERSHIP according to the author is to be read after you complete reading the 7 habits ( or at least in my opinion you know about it coz I oso not finish reading the book only read da synopsis and hearing a lot of people talking about it)
Let’s recall back what all those 7 habits are
Habit 1 : Be Proactive
Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind
Habit 3: Put First Things First
Habit 4: Think Win-Win
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood
Habit 6: Synergize
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Sebenarnya saya tak habis lagi baca buku ni tapi mungkin lambat lagi nak abes bca kot. Bahasanya payah and u have to read it loud macam baca quran and tak semena mena at the end of the page u ask urself: oh, aku baca apa ni n u have to read it once again. Anyway, regardless of all those problems kalu jumpa buku ni baca saje.GANBATE!!
MEH SAYA KONGSIKAN SATU RAHSIA YANG SAYA DAPAT DI ZAMAN ZAMAN SAYA DOK SEKOLAH MAAHAD LAGI: KALAU TAK SEMPAT BACA BUKU KESELURUHANNYA ATAU (MUNGKIN MALASS) JGN TINGGAL JE BUKU TU GITU, AT LEAST BACA PART PREFACE ATAU PENDAHULUAN PUN CUKUP SEBAB BACA PART TU PUN SEBENARNYA ANDA SUDAH BOLEH DAPAT GAMBARAN KESULURUHAN REGARDING THE CONTENTS OF THE WHOLE BOOK)
Dalam buku ni, Stephen R. Covey (SRC) cerita lepas buku 7 habits dia tu laku habis dia mula jumpa ramai orang yang ada sincere intention untuk berubah dan berusaha untuk jadi lebih baik tapi guna variety of ill- advised approached yang akhirnya 7 habit yang beliau cadangkan tu berubah jadi 7 habit of INEFFECTIVE people, bak kata abangnya John Covey:
• Be reactive: doubt yourself and blame others
• Work without any clear end in mind
• Do the urgent thing first
• Think win/lose
• Seek first to be understood
• If you can’t win, compromise
• Fear change and put off improvement
The main idea in this book adalah kalau nak Berjaya begantung pada diri sendiri:
Apa yang paling penting adalah kita sendiri kena jadi orang yang hebat dan boleh dipercayai dan untuk mencapai semua itu tidak lain dan tidak bukan adalah untuk menjadi orang yang mempunyai prinsip dan berpegang teguh kepada prinsip tersebut.
We often think of change and improvement coming from the OUTSIDE IN rather than from the INSIDE OUT. Even if we recognize the need for change within, we usually think in terms of learning new skills, rather than showing more integrity to basic principles. PRINCIPLE- CENTERED LEADERSHIP introduced a new paradigm- that we center our lives and our leadership of organizations and people on certain “true north” principle.( Quote from pg 18)
Kita senang bekerja dengan orang yang kita percaya kan?
When trust is HIGH, we communicate easily, effortlessly, instantaneously. But when trust is LOW, communication is exhausting, time-consuming, ineffective and inordinately different.( Quote from pg 18)
Reading motivational book you have to read it from the very beginning until the end because the author will introduce his own terms and way to describe his own idea which can only be understood when you fully indulged in his book.
Centering life on correct principles is the key to developing this RICH INTERNAL POWER IN OUR LIVES AND WE CAN REALIZE MANY OF OUR DREAMS
The FOUR crucial dimensions in our lives are SECURITY, GUIDANCE, WISDOM AND POWER.
Lacking SECURITY and SELF- ESTEEM, we tend to be emotionally dependent on others.
Lacking WISDOM, we tend to repeat past mistake.
Lacking GUIDANCE, we trend to follow trends and fail to finish what we start.
Lacking POWER, we tend to reflect what happens to us and react to external condition and internal moods.

In organizational part, TREAT PEOLPLE THE WAY YOU WANT THEM TO TREAT YOU.

3 comments:

مرضيا تي محمد جا ميلي ~ said...

i agree with ur statement- treat people the way they want you to treat them.

hehe.

anyway, i linked ur blog in mine^^

qamar_muneera said...

Salam ziarah. saya pun ada baca buku ni tapi tak habis lagi dan dekat setahun dah.hehe. tapi, Alhamdulillah dalam tak habis baca pun ada juga dapat manfaatnya, saya terkesan banyak untuk habit yang ketiga, Put first thing first. banyak membantu dari segi pengurusan masa sendiri. memang bahasa buku tu tinggi dan tak faham sangat bila baca. tapi cuba kak hajar cari dalam internet ringkasa dia. Insyaallah banyak membantu. Selamat membaca!
wasalam.

AzM@d said...

terima kasih kongsi!!