Leadership Reflection

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This paper reflects on the following questions:
What do you think is your passion? Why do you say this is your passion, as it may be manifested in your personality, personal history and lineage?

As I was reflecting on this intently, I came across this online article from Harvard Business Review where Peter Drucker, one of the most influential people in the area of modern management, talked about the topic on managing oneself. And an excerpt from this article below quite interests me the most.

“Most people think they know what they are good at. They are usually wrong. More often, people know what they are not good at—and even then more people are wrong than right. And yet, a person can perform only from strength. One cannot
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But there is only one occupation that I felt comfortable with – teaching, a profession which my mother had been her entire life. On my end, 5 years in the academe from 1997 to 2002 somehow made me feel that I was contributing to society. And I believe I am good at it. I still do teach and facilitate trainings now on the subject of project management, and I still find it a fulfilling endeavour. Indeed, teaching is a noble profession, such that when circumstances dictated that bringing up a family is a priority in 2002, I allowed myself to explore the possibility of corporate employment.

To me, it seemed that everything that I have a passion for – creating music or teaching , is either financially unstable or unattainable, and I “settled” on a career choice rather than choosing one.

However, I believe that a person’s passion shifts over time and is neither destined, nor fixed. I know I will have to shift with it in order to achieve my personal fulfilment and success. I have seen this shift, and from the pattern of events that are transpiring – working from manufacturing to information technology, then to banking – my inclination is to achieve a profession where the nature of the role will be to help people, and overall contribute to society. I will have to “manage myself where I can make the greatest

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