What is Leadership – apa itu kepemimpinan? Part 2

6 Critical Qualites of An effective and successful leader


Biasa dikarakterkan sebagai visi, misi, objective dan sets of goals.

Leader have a:

Sense of PURPOSE

Sense of internal sense Justice

Something (injustice) that you want to put right (do something about it)

Sense of SERVICE (melayani)

The eternal OPTIMIST (not pessimist)

Child-like naiveness


shoot your point

What’s the end result that you want?

Begin with the END in mind.

Vision always start with DREAM.


Martin Luther King, 28 august 1963 speech “I Have a Dream”

“Saya mempunyai sebuah mimpi bahwa empat anak saya yang masih kecil pada suatu hari kelak, akan tinggal di suatu bangsa, tempat mereka tidak akan dihakimi oleh warna kulit mereka, tetapi oleh kadar karakter mereka.

Saya mempunyai sebuah mimpi hari ini.

Saya mempunyai sebuah mimpi bahwa pada suatu hari kelak, negara bagian Alabama..

Akan berubah menjadi suatu situasi: anak-anak laki-laki dan perempuan kulit hitam dapat bergandeng tangan dengan anak-anak laki-laki dan perempuan kulit putih sebagai saudara dan saudari.

Saya mempunyai sebuah mimpi.”

The history of the Honda motor company, began with the vision of one man. His dream was, “Personal mobility for everyone” – Saichiro Honda.


Leaders tell their people the TRUTH

Leaders tell it as it is

Plain & Straight Talking (blak-blakan)

Real case:

Lee Lacocca’s (Talking Straight) – Chrisller CEO

Jack Welch (Jack Straight from the Gut), with John A. Bryne – Former CEO of GE.

The art of leading comes down to one thing:

Facing reality, and then acting decisively and quckly on that reality


Leaders see the realities

See the Global future, “It costs GE more to make a television that it costs to buy a japanese-made set. You didn’t need a genius to see…

Foreign competitors would come quickly at it.

Face Reality

How do you get people into the change process?

Start with reality..

When everybody gets the same facts, they’ll generally come to the same conclusion.”

Fact on Chrysler when Lee Iacocca joint:

  1. 10th largest corporation run like a small grocery stall
  2. Sales and manufacturing under same VP

Notes: Sales dan manufacturing adalah 2 divisi yang berbeda, sales base on state of market sementara manufacturing state berdasarkan ketersediaan Sumber daya, ketika 2 hal ini digabungkan, yang terjadi adalah masing2 mengambil langkah aman.

Seperti dalam hal ini, mengakibatkan over finished goods yang tidak dapat terjual karena team sales mengambil langkah aman untuk tidak menjual lebih dari kapasitas manufacturing. Sehingga 2 divisi ini harus saling terpisah dan saling mendorong.

  1. 80000 unsold cars (US$ 600m) in finished inventory.

“If you stand still in business, you get run over very quickly”

Leaders tell the realities,

Real case: Lee Kuan Yew (former Prime minister of Singapore 1965-2001)

Mr. Lee selalu mengemukakan fakta apa adanya kepada rakyatnya, sehingga rakyatnya dapat melihat kelebihan dan kelemahan decision yang harus diambil, seorang perdana menteri yang berani mengambil unpopuler decision.

Beliau selalu mengambil keputusan dengan pertimbangan kemajuan bagi ke depan (keturunan selanjutnya yang akan menikmati kesuksesan singapore).

“I’m not in politic to make you happy, how you feel is not important”

“Change is the very essence of life”

“To stick to the past, and to become habituated (terbiasa dengan kebiasaan), reluctant to face new challenges, new methods of doing business, new methods of living our lives, new ways of adjusting to new technology and the world situation..

Would lead to retrogression”

Retrogression? Berbeda dengan regression,

Retrogression adalah kondisi dimana kita mundur dan juga jatuh ke belakang (kondisinya bukan hanya mundur, tetapi juga jatuh).

“We are a people on the move. We are not a static society. But more than any other society, we have changed . and we must continue to change.” – 15 oct 2001, Lee kuan Yew, leads note ketika beliau menyerahkan kepemimpinan kepada Goh Chok Tong.


Do not preted that there is nothing to fear.

Help them to translate their fears into POSITIVE ACTIONS


Leaders see things as they ARE REALITY (melihat situasi apa adanya).

Leaders see things as they COULD BE POSSIBILITY (ada harapan dan kemungkinan)

When reality join with posibility THERE’S HOPE.



Leaders SEE hope BEFORE others

Leaders EXPRESS hope BEFORE others

Leaders CREATE hope BEFORE others

In Times of UNCERTAINTY, Leaders Give HOPE

“Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the pressent. Show me a person or group of people who have no faith in the future, I’ll show you a people who don’t have energy to live today.” – John C. Maxwell

Real Case:

Ketika Perang dunia II sebelum USA terlibat perang, Inggris berjuang dan berperang melawan Jerman, hampir setiap hari jerman melakukan pengeboman ke inggris.

Pilot jerman melakukan penyerangan kemudian setelah bom habis, kembali ke basenya di jerman dan digantikan pilot baru kemudian melakukan penyerangan kembali, begitu terus beberapa kali.

Sementara pilot Inggris, yang kekurangan SDMnya, selalu menyerang dengan 1 pilot yang tersedia pada setiap pesawat, yang akan digantikan oleh pilot lain hanya jika pilot tersebut telah tewas.

PM Inggris waktu itu, Sir Winston Churchill di 1945 berkata,

”We will fight them on land,

We will fight them at sea.

We will fight them in the air;

But we will never, never, never give up !”

“Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror,

Victory however long and hard the road may be;

For without victory there is no survival.”

Real Case:

Ketika WTC new york diserang oleh terorist, pada 21 September 2001, Rudolph Giuliani pada 23 September 2001 mengambil langkah berani untuk mengangkat hati warganya yang sedang jatuh.

Rudolph mengatakan,”To those who say that our city will never be the same, I say, ‘You are right. It will be better.”

Example movie, Indepence days, when the president speech to pilot team before attacking Alien ships.


“Almost all the great leaders that we appreciate today are known as leaders

Because they led their people through very difficult times.” – John C. Maxwell

Hammer shatters GLASS but HAMMER forges STEEL. (pepatah rusia),

Question is: Are you made of glass or steel.

Pointnya: Kita pasti akan ditempah, namun posisi mana saat kita ditempah? Apakah sebagai gelas yang segera hancur ketika ditempah? Atau sebagai besi yang makin ditempah makin membentuk sebuah pedang bermata dua yang tajam.


~ by celemotan on 6 December, 2007.

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