Tuesday, March 22, 2011

eLearning CE: Activity 3 - Your Name (Reg number)

Lee Hsien Loong

Lee Hsien Loong went to Nanyang Primary school and received his secondary education in Catholic High School. He subsequently studied in National Junior College and He studied Mathematics in Trinity College, Cambridge University, where he graduated in 1974 with First Class Honours in Mathematics and a diploma in computer science [ with distinction ]. He also went on to obtain a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. He also joined the SAF and became the youngest Brigadier General in Singapore's History. He retired in 1984 to enter politics and became a member of parliament the same year. He excelled in everthing he did, so as a leader you have to make the right decisions, and I also think that leaders do not command excellence, they build excellence. Excellence is "being all you can be" within the bounds of doing what is right for your organization. To reach excellence you must first be a leader of good character. You must do everything you are supposed to do. Organizations will not achieve excellence by figuring out where it wants to go, then having leaders do whatever they have to in order to get the job done, and then hope their leaders acted with good character. This type of thinking is backwards. Pursuing excellence should not be confused with accomplishing a job or task. When you do planning, you do it by backwards planning. But you do not achieve excellence by backwards planning. Excellence starts with leaders of good and strong character who engage in the entire process of leadership. And the first process is being a person of honorable character.

Reference = http://www.nwlink.com/~donclark/leader/leadchr.html and www.wikipedia.org

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