The Filipinos were great leaders long before they became slaves.
This book paints an inspiring picture on how the so-called barbaric, naive, and uneducated ancient Filipino society has constructed and maintained a millennia-old magnificent edifice of elaborate beauty, which on the contrary speaks volumes of our great identity, unique leadership philosophy, and sustainable management ingenuity.
But when we look at our challenges as cultural, then we are in a better position to address the culture instead of the situation. Thus, most organizational problems are not situation in real nature. It's cultural.
Our indigenous people know who they are, where they stand, and what they represent (modern-day branding). They have identified, clarified, and solidified their culture so strong not even time was able to put them away.
My argument is simple: It must have been impossible to build such an engineering marvel without any leadership philosophy and management system—an outright dismissal of the notion that "our ancestors were naive, barbaric, and uneducated."
Mutual respect makes a lasting leadership. When people say it's lonely at the top, it only happens when you're alone at the top. Why not bring as many people as you can so you can all enjoy being on top?
"In leadership, there's a difference between leading and being followed. If you're leading, it means people rely on you. If you're simply being followed, it means they only comply with you."
Chances are, our type of leadership today creates a culture of self-centeredness, individualism, doubt, and competition—a perfect recipe for an inevitable disaster where everyone becomes a casualty.
We've got to agree. There are hundred leadership speakers in the Philippines. Chances are, you've picked one who didn't live up to the hype of his profile. This article presents several ways on how be an expert leadership speaker.
The Philippines is home to natural beauty. And we need not change that. We are naturally beautiful inside and out. Yet, we often feel lacking. Thus, ungrateful. We feel we're not enough. Then, we find ourselves wanting for more.