Saturday, June 29, 2013

Favorite Quotation : Catch Your Eye Or Your Heart

"There are many things in life that will catch your eye. But only a few will catch your heart."

I add this quote to my favorite quotation. This quote is so damn true. 'Catch Your Eye' mean distraction and 'Catch Your Heart' mean focus. Distraction usually only stay for a while, but focus usually stay longer. It's easy to forget matters that stay for a while, but hard to erase matters that has stay for a long time. Eyes can persuade your thought, but not your heart. Our thought is full with things, plans, imagination,  hopes,  dream, jobs, woman and more. But... Only heart that know the best things you really need, best plan you want to achieve, best imagination you want to reveal, best hopes you want to happen, best dream at your sleep, best job you want to get, best woman to be in your side and many more. That's why only a few thing will catch your heart. :)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Leadership Tips & Quotes From Oprah Winfrey

Today's Menu is come from Oprah Winfrey via John Greathouse. This post contain 27 leadership tips from Oprah Winfrey, a successful woman who run "The Oprah". The original title from Forbes only write 23 actually. Extra is better. Enjoy. :)

23 Leadership Tips From Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of her generation. Raised by her grandmother in rural Mississippi until age six and then by her mother, who worked as a maid in Milwaukee, Ms. Winfrey was an unlikely candidate to become one of the most dominant media personalities of modern America.

The tremendous challenges she overcame make Oprah’s career especially inspiring. The fact that she has handled her success so adeptly, despite her impoverished childhood, is astounding.

When I began gathering examples of Oprah’s wisdom, I expected to identify a handful of quotes relevant to entrepreneurs. To my surprise, I identified dozens of worthy bits of wisdom. From these, I collected 23 insightful missives of interest to aspiring entrepreneurs. Oprah’s thoughts are group into four general categories: Fear, Failure, Success and Humility.

A. Fear – Channel It

1. “The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.”

Ms. Winfrey’s big break was an accident. An accident which Oprah’s hard work and dedication had more than adequately prepared her to exploit. Channeling the Roman Philosopher Seneca, Oprah later characterized her lucky break by saying,  

2. “I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

In 1982, Oprah was the co-host of the local television news in Baltimore Maryland. As part of their job search efforts, one of the station’s producers created a montage tape of their work and sent it to a number of major-market stations, including WLS in Chicago. Coincidentally, one of the on-air personalities on the tape was Oprah Winfrey.
The WLS executives were immediately impressed with Ms. Winfrey and asked her to audition for A.M. Chicago, a glorified cooking show. Did Oprah know anything about preparing food on live television? Heck no. Did this slow her down? Of course not.
It was natural for Oprah to be apprehensive about assuming an unfamiliar role in the US’s third largest media market. However, she balanced her trepidation with a lifelong desire to face and conquer her fears, later stating,

3. “I have a lot of things to prove to myself. One is that I can live my life fearlessly.”

Contrary to conventional wisdom, entrepreneurs are typically not blind to risk. However, they tend to view what most people consider to be “risky situations” as opportunities to be exploited. Oprah description of risk is typical of entrepreneurs:  

4. “I believe that one of life’s greatest risks is never daring to risk.”

B. Failure – Refuse It 

5. “I don’t believe in failure. It is not failure if you enjoyed the process.”

Oprah’s biggest failure was ultimately her greatest success. Her WLS morning show was well received from its outset. Within a few months of its launch, she was consistently beating Phil Donahue, the then-current national king of daytime television.

Her show’s local success led to a meeting in Los Angeles with several ABC network executives. The network owned Oprah’s AM Chicago show, as it was created under the auspices of her contract with WLS. Thus, in order to expand beyond Chicago, she needed to negotiate the terms with ABC.

After a brief meeting, the ABC executives told Oprah, (paraphrasing), “You have a great, local cooking show, but it has no future beyond Chicago.” Oprah was understandably disappointed.

Some young people would allow rejection by “industry experts” to short circuit their dreams. However, Oprah’s healthy balance of humility and self-confidence caused her to be undaunted by the network executives’ poor judgment. In the midst of her disappointment, she no doubt took the advice she has since shared with her fans,

6. “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.”

On the return trip to Chicago, Oprah realized that by rejecting her local show, the network had effectively freed her from her contractual obligations, allowing her to own all aspects of her show; from the studio, to the syndication rights, to the hiring and firing of the show’s employees.

Like all entrepreneurs, Oprah’s career has included multiple failures.

 7. “Nobody’s journey is seamless or smooth. We all stumble. We all have setbacks. It’s just life’s way of saying, ‘Time to change course.’” 

If you are not intermittingly failing, you are not trying hard enough. Oprah encourages entrepreneurs to expand their comfort zones by 

 8. “Do(ing) the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”

One of Oprah’s setbacks was the 1989 television show Brewster Place. The ratings were poor, the writing was uninspired and Oprah did not have enough time or energy to devote to the show. As such, she elected to “change course,” despite the fact that she had already been paid a sizable bonus.
When she attempted to return the prepayment to ABC, the executives told her to,“forget it.” They were astounded, as no one had ever returned a prepayment. However, Oprah felt she had failed to deliver a quality product. After ABC rejected Oprah’s check, she suggested they give the money to charity, which they subsequently did.
Oprah realized that failing is a part of succeeding and that much can be learned when plans go awry. In her words,

9. “So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground.” 

You can never fail if you refuse to lose, especially if you have the necessary self-awareness to,
10. “Turn your wounds into wisdom.”

C. Success – Envision It

11. “I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.”

After being rejected by ABC, Oprah left WLS, formed Harpo Productions and launched a national show. Owning her show in its entirety also allowed her to be truly authentic, in a way that hosts controlled by large networks were unable to emulate.

She did not have to host B-level celebrities to cross-promote the network’s shows, work within arbitrary budgets, hire mediocre network employees or accept sponsors recruited by the network. Soon after she launched her national show, a major diet soft drink brand asked Oprah to promote their product. She did not drink the product and was able to refuse the company’s lucrative offer.

Saying “No” to certain advertisers was a cornerstone of her authenticity, which ultimately led to her global popularity. Her fans knew that she was not “for sale.” If she promoted a book, product, movie or diet, it was because she was a fan, not because she was earning a promotional paycheck.

Oprah’s message about success is empowering because she reiterates that success is not “something that happens to other people.” Success is a choice and the path to success is to identify your passions, define significant goals and then work your butt off. As she once said,

12. “The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work.”

13. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.”

14. “When you’re doing the work you’re meant to do, it feels right and every day is a bonus, regardless of what you’re getting paid.”

15. “What I know is, is that if you do work that you love, and the work fulfills you, the rest will come.”

16. “Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.”

17. “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”

18. “The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance – and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning.”

19. “The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

20. “How do I define success? Let me tell you, money’s pretty nice. But having a lot of money does not automatically make you a successful person. What you want is money and meaning. You want your work to be meaningful, because meaning is what brings the real richness to your life.”

21. “I believe the choice to be excellent begins with aligning your thoughts and words with the intention to require more from yourself.”

22. “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.”

23. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”

D. Humility – Exude It
24. “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”

Oprah remained the most watched daytime television host for over two decades. One of the reasons she was able to maintain and grow her media empire over such an extended period was her ability to maintain an emotional and personal connection with her audience, despite her tremendous wealth and power. As she said on numerous occasions,

25. “I still have my feet on the ground, I just wear better shoes.”

Another reason Oprah retained a solid connection with reality was because she surrounded herself with a team who worked with her from the outset of her venture. A wise leader, Oprah was loyal to the early members of her successful startup, understanding that her success was shared by everyone who contributed to Harpo’s growth. As she once said,

26. “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”

It is no secret that Oprah has struggled since she launched the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). As usual, the popular press has been quick to decry OWN a failure. As Oprah once said,

 27. “You CAN have it all. You just can’t have it all at once.”

The lack of instant success is not equivalent to failure. As with any new venture, it takes time to hire the right team, define a viable value proposition and create a winning product.
As long as she can draw upon an adequate store of energy, my money is on the humble girl from Mississippi, the planet’s first African American Billionaire.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Berharga Dimatamu

Aku hanya setitik pasir di padang gurun,

Setitik cahaya di kala siang,

Setitik air di saat hujan,

Betapa kecilnya diriku ini, kecil tak bernilai...


Aku ingin menjadi pasir rumahmu yang selalu melindungimu,
Aku ingin menjadi segelas air yang bisa menyegarkanmu,
Aku ingin menjadi matahari yang bisa menghangatkanmu,


Pada akhirnya Aku ingin menjadi berharga dimatamu...

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Disuatu Tempat Dikala Malam

Kegelapan malam menyelimutiku..
Hanya bintang yang menjadi penerangku..

Kesunyian malam menemaniku..
Hanya suara angin dan desiran ombak yang mengiringiku..

Malam ini kuingat kembali diriku dimasa lalu..
Mengingat sesuatu yang membuat diriku menyesal..

Sesuatu yang masih tetap tidak berubah hingga saat ini..
Sesuatu yang mungkin akan kusesali..
Ataupun sesuatu yang akan kusyukuri dikemudian hari..

Keyakinan dan pengharapan yang menjadi kekuatanku..

Mungkinkah hal ini akan cepat berlalu?

Hanya Tuhan dan waktu yang bisa menjawab setiap keraguan rasa ini..

Sertai dan pimpinlah langkahku yaaa Tuhan..


Sunday, June 16, 2013

Kepribadian Saya / My Personality (2013)

Sepanjang minggu ini, saya bersama teman-teman banyak sering berdiskusi mengenai kepribadian. Dulu sih waktu test jaman sma / kuliah (lupa tepatnya), saya adalah seorang melankolis, kholeris. Menurut saya kepribadian dapat berubah seiring waktu, karena waktu membuat keadaan berubah, dan keadaan membuat kita tidaklah menjadi orang yang selalu sama. Kepribadian pada umumnya terbagi menjadi 4 seperti yang post disini. Nah, iseng deh cari test kepribadian online. Saya mencoba mengikuti 4 test online yang ada. Detailnya adalah :

#Test Pertama (S / K / P/ M)
Link : Quibblo
Hasil : Kholeris

#Test Kedua (Test Kepribadian MBTI)
Hasil : INTJ Atau INTJ (English) 

INTJ adalah seorang analitis. Mereka paling nyaman bekerja sendiri dan cenderung kurang bergaul dibanding orang lainnya. Namun demikian, INTJ siap memimpin jika tidak ada orang yang melakukan tugas itu, atau jika mereka melihat kelemahan dalam sebuah kepemimpinan. Mereka cenderung pragmatis, logis, dan kreatif.

INTJ adalah individu yang kuat mencari sudut yang baru atau cara baru dalam memandang sesuatu. Mereka menikmati adanya pemahaman baru. Mereka memiliki wawasan dan mental cepat, namun, mereka menyimpan banyak hal untuk diri mereka sendiri. Mereka adalah orang yang sangat menentukan visi, terlepas dari apa yang orang lain pikirkan. Mereka bahkan mungkin dianggap paling independen dari semua tipe kepribadian. INTJ adalah yang terbaik dalam hal ketenangan dan ketegasan, mengembangkan ide-ide mereka, teori, dan prinsip-prinsip.

Keunggulan dari INTJ mencakup independensi dalam pemikiran dan keinginan untuk efisiensi. Mereka bekerja dengan baik ketika diberi otonomi dan kebebasan kreatif. Mereka memiliki bakat untuk menganalisis dan merumuskan teori-teori yang kompleks. INTJ umumnya cocok untuk pekerjaan dalam akademisi, penelitian, konsultasi, manajemen, ilmu pengetahuan, teknik, dan hukum. Mereka sering menyadari pengetahuan dan kemampuan mereka sendiri-juga keterbatasan mereka dan apa yang mereka tidak tahu. INTJ mengembangkan keyakinan yang kuat dalam kemampuan dan bakat mereka, membuat mereka pemimpin yang alami.

Dalam membentuk hubungan, INTJ cenderung mencari orang lain dengan karakter yang sama dan ideologi yang sama pula. Konsep-konsep teoritis adalah aspek penting dari hubungan mereka. Hubungan kedekatan ini dilihat secara rasional. Akibatnya, INTJ tidak selalu merespon sebuah kegilaan spontan, tapi menunggu adanya pasangan yang lebih baik dan sesuai kriteria ditetapkan mereka. Mereka cenderung stabil, handal, dan berdedikasi. Harmoni dalam hubungan dan kehidupan rumah cenderung menjadi sangat penting bagi mereka. Mereka umumnya menahan emosi yang kuat dan tidak suka membuang-buang waktu dengan apa yang mereka anggap irasional. Hal ini dapat menyebabkan non-INTJ menganggap INTJ jauh dan pendiam, namun, INTJ biasanya dapat menjadi mitra yang sangat setia dan siap untuk melakukan energi besar dalam suatu hubungan.

Sebagai pasangan, INTJ ingin harmoni dan ketertiban di rumah dan dalam sebuah hubungan. INTJ percaya intuisi mereka dalam memilih teman dan pasangan, walaupun bertentangan dari orang lain. Emosi dari INTJ sulit untuk dibaca, dan INTJ laki-laki atau perempuan cenderung untuk mengekspresikan reaksi emosional. Kadang-kadang, INTJ tampak dingin, pendiam, dan tidak responsif. Dalam situasi sosial, INTJ mungkin juga tidak responsif dan dapat mengabaikan ritual kecil yang dirancang untuk membuat orang lain nyaman. Sebagai contoh, INTJ dapat menganggap bahwa berkomunikasi seperti obrolan ringan adalah buang-buang waktu. Dalam hubungan interpersonal mereka, INTJ biasanya lebih baik dalam situasi kerja daripada dalam situasi rekreasi.

Ringkasan: Memiliki pikiran original dan dorongan kuat untuk menerapkan ide-ide mereka dan mencapai tujuan mereka. Cepat melihat pola dalam kejadian eksternal dan mengembangkan perspektif jangka panjang yang jelas. Cerdas dalam mengorganisir pekerjaan dan melaksanakannya. Skeptis dan independen, memiliki standar kompetensi yang tinggi dan kinerja – untuk diri mereka sendiri dan orang lain.

Kata kunci: Strategis, analitis, pemecah masalah, desain konseptual, perencanaan.

Karir pekerjaan: Eksekutif, hukum, arsitek, komputer profesional, konsultan manajemen, insinyur, ilmuwan.

#Test Ketiga (MBTI - Non Indonesian Version)
Link : Kisa
Hasil : ISTJ

ISTJs generally have the following traits:
  •     Value tradition, security, and peaceful living
  •     Will work long and hard to fulfill duties
  •     Can be depended on to follow through on tasks
  •     Loyal and faithful
  •     Stable, practical and down-to-earth
  •     Family-minded
  •     Dislike doing things which don't make sense to them
  •     Dislike abstract theory, unless they see the practical application
  •     Natural leaders
  •     Prefer to work alone, but work well in teams when necessary
  •     Extremely observant, they take in facts via their senses and store them internally
  •     Vast, rich inner store of facts which they rely on to understand problems which they encounter in their lives
  •     Profound respect for facts and concrete information
  •     Make decisions objectively, applying logic and rational thinking
  •     Dislike change, unless they are shown it's benefit in a concrete way
  •     Have strong opinions about the way things should be done
  •     Appreciate structured, orderly environments
  •     Have very high standards for their own behavior and the behavior of others
  •     Not naturally in-tune with other people's feelings
  •     Able to accomplish almost anything if they put their minds to it
  •     Community minded "good citizens"
ISTJs have one character trait which puts them at a definite advantage in terms of career success - Perserverance. An ISTJ can do almost anything that they have decided to do. However, there are areas in which they will function more happily and naturally. An ISTJ will do best in a career in which they can use their excellent organizational skills and their powers of concentration to create order and structure. ISTJs seem to fit extremely well into the Management and Executive layer of the corporate business world.

The following list of professions is built on our impressions of careers which would be especially suitable for an ISTJ. It is meant to be a starting place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your best career match is among those listed.

Possible Career Paths for the ISTJ:
  •    Business Executives, Administrators and Managers
  •    Accountants and Financial Officers
  •    Police and Detectives
  •    Judges
  •    Lawyers
  •    Medical Doctors / Dentists
  •    Computer Programmers or Systems Analysts
  •    Military Leaders

You scored average for this trait, suggesting you lead a balanced life between extraversion and introversion.

You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you are a very friendly, cooperative and trusting person.

You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you're a well-organized, focused and methodical person.

You scored average for this trait, suggesting you've struck a balance between expressing negative emotions and being relaxed.

Openness to Experience
You scored really high on this trait, suggesting you love art and try to keep open-minded.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Sanguinis / Kholeris / Melankolis / Phlegmatis



  • Senang memimpin, membuat keputusan, dinamis dan aktif
  • Sangat memerlukan perubahan dan harus mengoreksi kesalahan
  • Berkemauan keras dan pasti untuk mencapai sasaran/ target
  • Bebas dan mandiri
  • Berani menghadapi tantangan dan masalah
  • Hari ini harus lebih baik dari kemarin, hari esok harus lebih baik dari hari ini
  • Mencari pemecahan praktis dan bergerak cepat
  • Mendelegasikan pekerjaan dan orientasi berfokus pada produktivitas
  • Membuat dan menentukan tujuan
  • Terdorong oleh tantangan dan tantangan
  • Tidak begitu perlu teman
  • Mau memimpin dan mengorganisasi
  • Biasanya benar dan punya visi ke depan
  • Unggul dalam keadaan darurat


  • Tidak sabar dan cepat marah (kasar dan tidak taktis)
  • Senang memerintah
  • Terlalu bergairah dan tidak/susah untuk santai
  • Menyukai kontroversi dan pertengkaran
  • Terlalu kaku dan kuat/ keras
  • Tidak menyukai air mata dan emosi tidak simpatik
  • Tidak suka yang sepele dan bertele-tele / terlalu rinci
  • Sering membuat keputusan tergesa-gesa
  • Memanipulasi dan menuntut orang lain, cenderung memperalat orang lain
  • Menghalalkan segala cara demi tercapainya tujuan
  • Workaholics (kerja adalah 'Tuhan'-nya)
  • Amat sulit mengaku salah dan meminta maaf
  • Mungkin selalu benar tetapi tidak populer



  • Analitis, mendalam, dan penuh pikiran
  • Serius dan bertujuan, serta berorientasi jadwal
  • Artistik, musikal dan kreatif (filsafat & puitis)
  • Sensitif
  • Mau mengorbankan diri dan idealis
  • Standar tinggi dan perfeksionis
  • Senang perincian/memerinci, tekun, serba tertib dan teratur (rapi)
  • Hemat
  • Melihat masalah dan mencari solusi pemecahan kreatif (sering terlalu kreatif)
  • Kalau sudah mulai, dituntaskan
  • Berteman dengan hati-hati
  • Puas di belakang layar, menghindari perhatian
  • Mau mendengar keluhan, setia dan mengabdi
  • Sangat memperhatikan orang lain


  • Cenderung melihat masalah dari sisi negatif (murung dan tertekan)
  • Mengingat yang negatif & pendendam
  • Mudah merasa bersalah dan memiliki citra diri rendah
  • Lebih menekankan pada cara daripada tercapainya tujuan
  • Tertekan pada situasi yg tidak sempurna dan berubah-ubah
  • Melewatkan banyak waktu untuk menganalisa dan merencanakan (if..if..if..)
  • Standar yang terlalu tinggi sehingga sulit disenangkan
  • Hidup berdasarkan definisi
  • Sulit bersosialisasi
  • Tukang kritik, tetapi sensitif terhadap kritik/ yg menentang dirinya
  • Sulit mengungkapkan perasaan (cenderung menahan kasih sayang)
  • Rasa curiga yg besar (skeptis terhadap pujian)
  • Memerlukan persetujuan



  • Mudah bergaul, santai, tenang dan teguh
  • Sabar, seimbang, dan pendengar yang baik
  • Tidak banyak bicara, tetapi cenderung bijaksana
  • Simpatik dan baik hati (sering menyembunyikan emosi)
  • Kuat di bidang administrasi, dan cenderung ingin segalanya terorganisasi
  • Penengah masalah yg baik
  • Cenderung berusaha menemukan cara termudah
  • Baik di bawah tekanan
  • Menyenangkan dan tidak suka menyinggung perasaan
  • Rasa humor yg tajam
  • Senang melihat dan mengawasi
  • Berbelaskasihan dan peduli
  • Mudah diajak rukun dan damai


  • Kurang antusias, terutama terhadap perubahan/ kegiatan baru
  • Takut dan khawatir
  • Menghindari konflik dan tanggung jawab
  • Keras kepala, sulit kompromi (karena merasa benar)
  • Terlalu pemalu dan pendiam
  • Humor kering dan mengejek (Sarkatis)
  • Kurang berorientasi pada tujuan
  • Sulit bergerak dan kurang memotivasi diri
  • Lebih suka sebagai penonton daripada terlibat
  • Tidak senang didesak-desak
  • Menunda-nunda / menggantungkan masalah



  • Suka bicara
  • Secara fisik memegang pendengar, emosional dan demonstratif
  • Antusias dan ekspresif
  • Ceria dan penuh rasa ingin tahu
  • Hidup di masa sekarang
  • Mudah berubah (banyak kegiatan / keinginan)
  • Berhati tulus dan kekanak-kanakan
  • Senang kumpul dan berkumpul (untuk bertemu dan bicara)
  • Umumnya hebat di permukaan
  • Mudah berteman dan menyukai orang lain
  • Senang dengan pujian dan ingin menjadi perhatian
  • Menyenangkan dan dicemburui orang lain
  • Mudah memaafkan (dan tidak menyimpan dendam)
  • Mengambil inisiatif/ menghindar dari hal-hal atau keadaan yang membosankan
  • Menyukai hal-hal yang spontan


  • Suara dan tertawa yang keras (terlalu keras)
  • Membesar-besarkan suatu hal / kejadian
  • Susah untuk diam
  • Mudah ikut-ikutan atau dikendalikan oleh keadaan atau orang lain (suka nge-Gank)
  • Sering minta persetujuan, termasuk hal-hal yang sepele
  • RKP! (Rentang Konsentrasi Pendek)
  • Dalam bekerja lebih suka bicara dan melupakan kewajiban (awalnya saja antusias)
  • Mudah berubah-ubah
  • Susah datang tepat waktu jam kantor
  • Prioritas kegiatan kacau
  • Mendominasi percakapan, suka menyela dan susah mendengarkan dengan tuntas
  • Sering mengambil permasalahan orang lain, menjadi seolah-olah masalahnya
  • Egoistis
  • Sering berdalih dan mengulangi cerita-cerita yg sama
  • Konsentrasi ke ‘How to spend money’ daripada ‘How to earn/save money’

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"Leader are made, they are not born." - What Is A Leader ?

"Leader are made, they are not born."

Interesting quote about leadership and I agree with that quote. Some people say that, everyone lead themselves. Is that true? Many people out there cannot control their own life. They couldn't be a leader for themselves. They are trapped in stress, sadness, pleasure or objects like drugs.

In this post let's discuss about "leader" and "leadership". This post is inspired by Hope you guys enjoy. Happy reading.
"What Is A Leader ?"

At the most basic level, a leader is someone who leads other. But what makes someone a leader? What is it about being a leader that some people understand and use to their advantage? What can you do to be a leader? Here's what you need to know and do.

A leader is a person who has a vision, a drive and a commitment to achieve that vision, and the skills to make it happen. Let's look at each of those in detail.

#The Leader's Vision

A leader has a vision. Leaders see a problem that needs to be fixed or a goal that needs to be achieved. It may be something that no one else sees or simply something that no one else wants to tackle. Whatever it is, it is the focus of the leader's attention and they attack it with a single-minded determination.

Whether the goal is to double the company's annual sales, develop a product that will solve a certain problem, or start a company that can achieve the leader's dream, the leader always has a clear target in mind. This is a big picture sort of thing, not the process improvement that reduces errors by 2% but the new manufacturing process that completely eliminates the step that caused the errors. It is the new product that makes people say "why didn't I think of that", not just a toaster that lets you select the degree of darkness of the toast. Edison did not set out to build a better candle, he wanted to find a whole new way to illuminate the darkness. That's the kind of vision a leader has.

#The Drive To See It Through
It is not enough to just have a vision. Lots of people see things that should be done, things that should be fixed, great step forward that could be taken. What makes leaders different is that they act. They take the steps to achieve their vision.

Is it a passion for the idea, an inner sense of drive, or some sense of commitment? Whatever it is, it is the strength that lets leaders move their vision forward despite all the obstacles, despite all the people saying it can't be done, it's too costly, we tried that before, or a dozen other excuses. The true leader perseveres and moves forward.

#Trait And Skills A Leader Must Have
There are things that set leaders apart from other people. Some people are born with these characteristics. Others develop them as they improve as leaders. These are not magic bullets. They are things you can do and be if you want to be a leader.

#Traits Of A Leader
There are as many traits of a leader as there ae lists of what makes a leader. Here are the fundamental traits of a leader from my perspective:
  • Has integrity. People have to believe that you are pursuing your dream because it's the right thing to do, not just because you are ego driven.
  • Is a people person. Understands the differences that make people unique and is able to use those individual skills to achieve the goal.
  • Is positive. A leader encourages and rewards people and makes you want to do it and do it right. A leader is not a negative person and doesn't waste time and effort telling everyone what they're doing wrong.
#Leadership Skills
Beyond the personal traits of a leader, there are specific skills someone must master if they want to be a leader.
  • Effective communication - it's more than just being able to speak and write. A leader's communication must move people to work toward the goal the leader has chosen.
  • Motivation - a leader has to be able to motivate everyone to contribute. Each of us has different "buttons". A leader knows how to push the right buttons on everyone to make them really want to do their best to achieve the leader's goal.
  • Planning - the leader has a plan to achieve the goal. He/she doesn't get too bogged down in the details, that's what managers are for, but rather uses a high level plan to keep everyone moving together toward the goal.
#Bottom Line
Leaders dream dreams. They refuse to let anyone or anything get in the way of achieving those dreams. They are realistic, but unrelenting. They are polite, but insistent. The constantly and consistently drive forward toward their goal. You can be a leader. You will be - when it matters enough to you.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Hope You'll Happy Ever After

Tonight i feel so sad..
When i know everything..
In my mind I choose to be blind so i couldn't see you..
I choose to be deaf, so i couldn't hear sad news come from you..

Do i still have a single reason to hold on?

You have already answered that..
Not by words, but eyes..

For now, let me go to cure my wounded heart..
Let it be..
Let if flow..
Hope you'll happy ever after..

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Asas Kepemimpinan TNI (Tentara Nasional Indonesia)

Spirit kepemimpinan masih dan selalu berapi-api dalam diri saya. Kali ini saya ingin terinspirasi dari asas kepemimpinan 'Tentara Nasional Indonesia' atau 'TNI'. Nilai-nilai yang terkandung didalamnya sungguh jelas dan bermakna. Saya harap posting ini juga dapat menginspirasi teman-teman pembaca lainnya. Selamat membaca. :)

1. Taqwa
Beriman kepada Tuhan Yang Maha Esa dan taat kepada-Nya.

2. Ing Ngarsa Sung Tulada
Memberi suri tauladan di hadapan anak buah.

3. Ing Madya Mangun Karsa
Ikut bergiat serta menggugah semangat di tengah-tengah anak buah.

4. Tut Wuri Handayani
Mempengaruhi dan memberi dorongan dari belakang kepada anak buah.

5. Waspada Purba Wisesa
Selalu waspada mengawasi, serta sanggup dan memberi koreksi kepada anak buah.

6. Ambeg Parama Arta
Dapat memilih dengan tepat mana yang harus didahulukan.

7. Prasaja
Tingkah laku yang sederhana dan tidak berlebih-lebihan.

8. Satya
Sikap loyal yang timbal balik, dari atasan terhadap bawahan dan dari bawahan terhadap atasan dan ke samping.

9. Gemi Nastiti
Kesadaran dan kemampuan untuk membatasi penggunaan dan pengeluaran segala sesuatu kepada yang benar-benar diperlukan.

10. Belaka
Kemauan, kerelaan dan keberanian untuk mempertanggungjawabkan tindakan-tindakannya.

11. Legawa
Kemauan, kerelaan dan keikhlasan untuk pada saatnya menyerahkan tanggung jawab dan kedudukan kepada generasi berikutnya.

Sumber : TNI

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Separation - Good Luck Ata :)

This posting is dedicated for one of my team member, who recently resigned yesterday :
Down here, i wrote poem / 'pantun' for her.

Ada pertemuan ada perpisahan
Ada suka duka dalam cerita
Tibalah waktu yang memisahkan
Tapi jangan lupakan kota Jakarta

Dear My Team Member, 

Thank you so much for everything Yunata Dede Pratiwi. Yesterday maybe the last day i see you, but our friendship will never end. You are really a nice, friendly, dependable team member. Honestly, we proud of you. I believe that you have choose your own best way. See you again in another moment. Good luck Ata. :)

Warm Regards,