Leadership is a term that is being bandied about very often, sometimes a little frivolously.
In this age where interest groups, start-ups, SMEs and mega corporations alike are sprouting up and growing at unprecedented rates, there is a great need for positions of leadership to be filled up to bring these organisations forward.
People are hence thrust into such positions, some begrudgingly, some pre-maturely, and most unprepared. As a result, many bemoan the lack of good leadership in their teams and become disillusioned.
What makes a leader, a leader, and not just a role or a position that someone is placed in?
I Lead, Therefore I Am is a blog borne out of my deep-seated passion on the topic of Leadership.
Through the many leadership books that I study, and based on my personal experience of keenly observing different leaders and their leadership styles in the real world, I share some of the most pertinent ideas on this blog.
Unlike many leadership blogs run by CEOs or directors of large organisations, I cannot assume such authority.
My tangible claim to leadership is that of a manager with a small team under my charge in a telecommunications company, a deacon in a church with membership of about 1,000, and as head of my little household of three members!
Modest stuff, but I think it places me in good stead to write on this topic because it allows me to gather my perspectives as that of a leader as well as a follower.
Speaking of writing, this is also something I have keen interest in. My first significant venture into writing came in the form of a published book that I co-authored, titled Yellow Ribbon: True-Life Accounts Of Ex-Offenders And Their Second Chance At Life.
I have also done book editing for best-sellers such as Match Fixer, Premier Leech and Marina Bay Sins (by Neil Humphreys), along with several other publications such as Snakes & Devils – A History of the Singapore Grand Prix and Heritage Places of Singapore.
If you have any queries, comments or suggestions, do drop me a note at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for dropping by!