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Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Walk Your Talk


Being human, especially as the selected caliph on this Earth, should never been a bed of roses. It is more likely to be a challenge that holds many more challenges that waited for us ahead. That's what make a leader remains strong in terms of his or her leadership. So, in the making of us to be that strong personality leader, we should walk our talk.

The saying contents no people when it comes to the practical part. Yes! It's sometime a hard thing to do what we simply urge people to. And when the circumstances appear, we couldn't agree more that people or our subject tends to turn their back to us. Hence, we would like to share some tips to be practiced together.

1. Model the behavior we want to see from others. In the mahallah, for instance, we shouldn't tell and urge others to cover their aurah properly if we ourselves still wearing shorts, not wearing tudung, etc.. Yes! We must reprimand others for their wrongness, yet would you think that people will listen to you if you do the same mistake as theirs?

2. Act as if you are a part of the team, not always as the head of it. Dig in and do the actual work. People would appreciate you being knowledgeable of the effort spent to get the work done. They will trust our leadership because we have undergone their experience.

3. If we decide to set up a new rule or design a process, FOLLOW IT! Let's say that we would like to make our mahallah's residents to obey the curfew hour of CFS IIUM. So, we make the rule that anyone passing the  time allocated, they will be fined accordingly. Yet, we ourselves break the rules we set up. That's the point. Why would they follow it if the rule maker don't?

4. Work together. Summon one of our friend or maybe one of our organization members to police us. It's not making 24/7 alert alarm for you. Just to make sure we work in a team so that anything we plan or execute will run smoothly. They are times that we tend to drive off our track. So, this signifies the team we had. To alert each other. To work together.

Moulding a leader in oneself is not an easy doing. Yet, it's not that hard to achieve if we follow the right path. Islam itself has paved us ways to do so. It's us to walk what we talk.

" O you who believe! Why do you say that which you do not do?. Most hateful it is with Allah that you say that which you do not do.." As-Saff : 2-3

Wallahu a'alam...

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