A leader is a person who empower others (Bill Gates). A leader also can be defined as a person that holds a dominant in his/her field and able to influence others. We often heard the statement "leaders are born". But, in my opinion, great leaders were not born, they were developed through never ending process of self-study, education, training and experience (Jago, 1982). Therefore, all of us have our own idol to be emulated because a good leader is a good follower.
The person who i admire and respect the most is our current Minister of Higher Education, YBhg. Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh. Briefly, he was born on Nov 19th 1955 in Terengganu. During secondary school, he attended elite school, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) and he was the one of the best students in STAR during his time. He was sent to Australia for matriculation. He came back to Malaysia before completing his studies in Australia because his father died and he attended Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and became overall best student there and gold medal award recipient of best student.
He is a Malaysian Politician and he was the former of Menteri Besar (MB) of Terengganu and also the chairman of MARA. Currently, he is the Minister of Higher Education starting appointed on July 2015.
Honestly, why i choose him as my idol is because he is very kind-heart person, especially to all the Kelantanese residents. He had determination to be great, very informative and humble person. All the kelantanese residents comfortable calling him as "Yeh" as his nickname. He had very generous heart and always help residents who had low income and had difficulties to continue study.
To sum up, YBhg Dato' Seri Idris Jusoh is one of the great leaders in this country. Through diligence and experienced, they improved upon their opinions and feedback and constantly looking for the best step to accomplish goals for a group. Hence, all of us have the great potential to become leaders such as in communities, at work, organizations and etc. To be a good leader, we must possess an effective leadership such as expanding self awareness, practicing empathy, maintaining proper boundaries, criticizing artfully by praise them first before criticize, flexible to different people styles and following golden rule principles.
Golden Rule Principles :
1. Treat people with respect
2. Show fairness
3. Display honestly in both words and deeds
4. Embrace the diversity
In a nutshell, to be a good leader, we must possess certain qualities. My experienced as student representative council at Johore Matriculation College and Vice President of Tun Dr Ismail residential college committees give me a lot of useful experienced to become a good leader in the future. Currently, waiting for Administration and Diplomatic officer (ADO) PAC result and hopefully i will excel and become an ADO in the future. In shaa Allah.