The challenges confronted by managers
are just spices that adds up to improve the
knowledge, skills and attitudes required to
make a difference in the world and be an
instrument of change for greater good.
I realized that targeting perfection in job, I
have manipulated people around me,
unknowingly… I can make better changes
in my management style with moral
The more questions that I cannot answer,
the more I need to know and learn.
… I need to climb up – I need to move on,
because I know something/someone is
waiting for me at the other side. I then
further realized that true power is actually
a responsibility… Only a true leader
There is no barrier whatsoever while we
broaden ourselves to a certain extent of
contributing and exploring our field of expertise,
accepting our failure, striving for our right
choice no matter the circumstances.
With the right attitude among us supervisors…
we can attain our goal/objective and more even
It is very true that success and failure of an
organization depends on the attitude of leaders
and the subordinates, how they work together.
A leader must have wisdom and love to bring
his men into proper perspective. It must always
be considered that the welfare of the people is
the supreme law.
As managers, we have a moral obligation
to our subordinates- to lead, guide them
and set an example – for us to gain their
respect not only for our title or position
but also for our person.
Knowing the source of your power and
using it to achieve a noble purpose will
empower the powerless.
Responsibility means to face whatever the
outcome of our plans. Also, we have to
consider the people who will be affected
by it; they also have human freedom.
The greatest model of attitude in leadership is
the Greatest Servant Leader of all – Jesus Christ.
That’s because when you’re thinking about the
Lord, you are not thinking about being the head
of office. Instead, you’re thinking about putting
on an apron and towel, you’re thinking about
washing the disciples’ feet. You’re thinking
about putting others first.
I am a firm believer of the saying, “you cannot
give what you do not have…” so a an
administrator, I advocate to my teachers that
changing the inner attitudes of their minds can
change the outer aspects of their lives; as your
living is determined not so much by what life
brings to you, as by the attitude you bring to
life; not so much by what happens to you, as by
the way you look at what happens.
Let us be more concerned with our
character first. Know yourself first.
Our character is what we really are.
Dealing with people is an art. And
supervising is a challenge. I believe that
the ability to empower people is a gift
from God… a gift that needs to be
nurtured and reinforced by trainings such
As a leader/manager, there is a need
to be more humane then just having the
I realized that we, supervisors and
managers should have “SUPER VISION” –
we should not be short sighted in looking
at our subordinates, that we should look
beyond their shortcomings and
weaknesses, but we should look into their
beauty, talents and untapped potentials
We are powerful in a sense that we have
the power to touch other people’s lives.
When we touch the powerless, we should
touch them beautiful so they can be
Power should be used to help and to make
life easier and human for others.
Let us “celebrate what’s right with the
world.” Let us embrace life with the same
depth, height and breadth of God’s trust
in us and love for us.
Celebrate what’s right with the world
rather than wallow with what is wrong
with it – the choice is ours.
Our attitude will determine our actions
and our actions will determine our
God for sure has a reason why LEADers
are created … to oversee things in behalf
of HIM, to take care of his creation, to
guide, to help, to support, to polish and
nurture humans, and that’s where our job
comes in – to SUPERvise if things are done
Life is a matter of choice. As we are
equipped in the seminar the knowledge on
how to deal with our attitude, the
challenge remains. It is still up to us to
Should we effect miracle to our
I have learned that being a supervisor, we
have to be humble and polite in dealing
with our subordinates. They need
guidance and as much as possible,
motivation towards positive outlook in
I realize that I have many things to change
in my work ethic toward the betterment
of our people.
It is possible for a manager to have formal
authority without power and it is possible
for a subordinate to have power without
Each day will be a journey towards self-
mastery – a journey that would take a
lifetime – but it’s worth “the climb”.
There’s neither an exact formula and right book
for management, nor a perfect management
style. It has to start with or be guided by
virtues. One has to build character not a
reputation, possess moral authority over legal
authority, to influence rather than manipulate,
to gain respect and not fear – these are some of
the basics of management.
I will use my power and authority to do
more good things like service to my
subordinates and be open to their
suggestions and listen to their problems.
Even in correcting, I have to season my
correction with kindness.
Strong determination and will, guided by
positive attitude and with necessary skill
will pave the way to attaining what one
aspires in life.
We will see to it that our subordinates will
be treated as our younger sisters and
brothers especially in terms of giving
guidance so that they can perform their
When we are stressed we have the
tendency to REACT rather than RESPOND.
When I don’t stop to REFLECT, what
comes next is DISASTER.
… This moves me to become a better
person – that to do right is to find the
The inspirational lectures and
presentations motivated us to aspire for
greater heights in public service- by
tangible gestures of leadership by
example, in recognizing our limitations
and mastering our potentials to serve
It is noteworthy to develop our
subordinates that with or without our
presence, everybody accomplishes the
tasks expected of them.
The three kinds of power made me realize
that we can be powerful enough if we do
things for the common good… we are also
powerless due to failure of doing the right
thing and empowered if we stand on the
principles worth dying for.
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