The word sounds big, but the meaning sounds bigger. The significance of this word implies the main job attributed to a human- as a caliph. However, we need to revisit the idea leadership, very profoundly, in order to have a better organisation. we ought to really digest our position, whether we’re among the leader-board members or just an ordinary committee.
When we discuss about leadership, we are nowhere further from management. Management required planning and ordering which is the distribution of tasks. Let’s tend ourselves to the second item- ordering. Ordering requires a proper skill, and timing. It needs to be delivered at right time, at right place and to right people. Basically, that’s the idea of ordering. Ordering and commanding are two common things that a leader should master.
Order means it comes from the top to the bottom, from the leader to his/her subordinates or workers or whatever you name it. Order nowadays has been dispersed via several methods for example SMS, Facebook, e-mail and so on and so forth. This kind of methodology seem to be the most acceptable and reachable way to receive an order. However, everything comes with white and black. Sometimes, a text message comes into your mailbox in improper way. It comes with no proper addressing, and yes, even without salam. That’s the problem somehow. This writer however opined that the most important thing here is the order itself, either it is reachable or not. Let see to the bigger image. The objective of an order in form of SMS or whatever it was, is to make sure that you understand it. Today’s technology trains us to do everything in a very concise and precise manner. What could we expect from a text message? A nice and lovely greeting from our leader?
Today’s technology trains us to do everything in a very concise and precise manner
What we need to do actually?
In term of a committee member,
1.We actually must decide whether we are capable of executing the order or not. That’s it.
2.If there’s disagreement, please bring out a better idea.
3.Analyse the idea of the order not the way the order came.
It is not up to us to like it or not. Although, it comes from our friend, as long as it is an order, it is an order [full stop]. Please distinguish between an order and a request. Order usually does’t come properly in term of manner, it comes in formal form, but request can be another way. I have cited some to give us a better and clear image.
Friend : I want that bread, bring it to me now !!! (This is a request, and you have right to disregard it, as it comes indecently)
Friend* : I want you to submit the report by tomorrow. (This is an oder from higher committee member)
Both of the orders are coming from the same person, which is our friend. Anyhow, the situation is different. The first one is friend-to-friend request which should come properly, but the second one is leader-to-subordinate request i.e. order.
In any senses, we have to ascertain one thing- our professionalism. Yes, sometimes the one that gives the order is our friend, close one maybe, but when it comes to job, the pattern of request can be another way-serious, dry and boring. By taking into account several factors, such as emotion, a leader, by certain time, has unstable emotion. This unstable emotion maybe due to the last minute job’s incoming, or any prompt action required to address particular issue in an organisation. As a subordinate, we must appreciate one thing, our leader is a human being…
Room of improvement.
To have a good leader is one nice thing, but to have a good leader with good command and manner is a dream-comes-true blessing. Yes, this writer has explained about the role of a subordinate to obey his or her leader, still, if a leader himself possesses certain great attribute and personality i.e. polite, this will actually change the atmosphere. A good command given at right time, right place and to the right person will breed better result and efficiency. As a leader, we must appreciate that our subordinates are human beings. Open a space for our subordinates to remind us, so there’s always ‘check and balance’.
For a leader, please ascertain several things :
1.Make a good planning.
2.Analyse and know your people.
3.Deliver a formal order, ie. giving accurate and sensible task with measurable period.
4.Being nice to your people.
To have a good leader is one nice thing, but to have a good leader with good command and manner is a dream-comes-true blessing
Let’s make it easier, though it sounds too ideal, but the concept is there . We need a good leader with a good manner and quality, yet, we still require many good subordinates who work professionally and unconditionally. As long as the order is still complied to Islamic Jurisprudence, it’s the job of subordinates to execute it. Hence, such good leader and good subordinates will brace the organisation itself, ameliorating its achievement and competency.
Merely my 0.1 cent, a bystander’s view.
Wallahu a’lam. Sorry in advance for any incongruities.