This previous month I challenged myself to read more literature so that I can be a better leader in my community. The past week or so I have began to read two different books by two different authors, Developing the Leader within You by John C. Maxwell and The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene in order to have options for my professional development.
The Maxwell concept deal with the ideology that leadership could be the ability to gain followers in spite of the morality issues that comes along with it – more on the line of how much influence you have. Maxwell has broken the concept down to a science to where every step you will take benefits everyone and advances you to the next level – there are currently 5 Levels of Leadership. He provides various insightful ways that we can develop influence over time and Maxwell does this by telling stories about the different topics in his book so that the literature is much more understandable so that we may apply it to relevant circumstances.
Greene on the other hand deal with acquiring power with strategical planning while using his laws to our advantage. He believes that we all want power and the sentiment of having less power is insufferable to us. For instance, Law # 2 deals specifically with abstaining from giving too much trust to friends because friends will, if given the opportunity, take advantage of you. It is much harder to reason with a friend when they do not have the same views.
I am a big fan of the way Maxwell coaches us in developing ourselves. He not only reassures me that not everyone is born a leader and that it is okay – it can be developed over time. I have already started implementing his strategies into my career and I can personally attest to positive change with my affiliates – namely the integrity idea. I like to associate Maxwell’s concepts with the ancient saying, “Rome wasn’t built in a day, ” because we all have been influenced one way or another to WANT become a leader one day - it just takes time to produce something extraordinary. What steps should we take next?
Over the past few weeks I have learned various concepts we all need to be giving thought to when on the road to Mastery. Although most of our paths may differ, the concepts discussed may in fact help you out in one way or another. So here’s my plan
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August 19, 2014, 2:11pm
Journal Entry: Two
Hey awesome achievers! This week I was instructed to complete numerous tasks in order to stay connected to my respective field of training. One of these tasks includes creating a PLN, or Personal Learning Network. It is designed to keep you up-to-date with all of your industry’s fads and allows you to go back to articles that you may be interested in. They work just like
For starters my name is MacArthur Jermaine Bougeré and I’m from Baton, LA. I’m a United States Marine Corps Veteran with a background in Air Traffic Control training. Also, I just recently completed my B.S. in Film here at Florida’s Full Sail University and am currently aspiring to be a Director of Photography on the big Hollywood feature films as well as develop into a well sought-after commercial photographer and DP. I believe art is useless if you don’t know to protect yourself and the welfare of your assets.
I guess you want to know about why I decided to jump back into the educational machine so soon and why I choose to do the Entertainment Business Mastery program. I don’t have the perfect answer but I believe that throughout this year of intense training I will start to implement the techniques that I learn from this degree program. I want to be able to sell ideas and market them to generate revenue and new clientele. Not only will I try to attempt mastery in the business of Entertainment, but I will try to master myself as well. By that I mean that I will try what works best for my assets and I so that I can excel at being successful.
My ultimate goal for this year is to strengthen my knowledge so that I may become an asset to my future employers and implement these techniques rightfully so. I think that some people forget that their retention in a professional work setting is a privilege – which leads to vast amounts of complacency in many companies.
In summary I know this isn’t going to be an easy journey so I will have to put into this program what I want to see from it. In doing I hope to become educationally, morally, ethically sound when dealing with high-end clients and protect my assets and I when dealing with other parties not mine own.