Outliers: The Story of Success Review There were many things I could agree or disagree with Malcolm Gladwell in his work, and I want to hit them piece by piece. First I want to start off by making a simple agreement to his main point or theory that there is a combination to success which consist mostly of where you come from, and the amount of work you put into something. Two simple quotes that explain his theory "Practice isn 't the thing you do once you 're good. It 's the thing you do that makes you good" and "Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying". These quotes provide a general theme of this work, and really have a very powerful
This idea comes into play often when choosing leaders to follow. If a person promiseś us one thing that we crave but while achieving that for us will do things we do not believe morally right we force ourselves to focus solely on that thing we want and overlook what we don´t. In our minds we are justifying the leaderś actions as necessary because they lead to our ¨prize¨, an example of cognitive dissonance effects.. This is especially true in ¨Lord of the Flies¨ when the boys desert Ralph to join Jack. Ralph is a natural leader and commands respect having ¨a stillness about [him]¨ that ¨marks him out¨ (Golding, 22) from the rest of the boys.
One typically tends to prioritize facts and uses reasoning, especially when they have past experience instead of exploring new ideas that are not proven. One prefers structure and order in their life and the things they do rather than having no guidance system in place at all. I do agree with the results from the Keirsey Temperament Sorter that concluded that I am an ISTJ. I am usually more introverted but
I agree with almost every description of my personality prescribed to me. The personality prescribed to me was ENTJ. The main description of a ENTJ is that they are commandant. I do enjoy taking a leadership role but I do not seek the position. So the driving force in me is not to lead, but more to help the cause the best way I can which may be sometimes by leading but I will always follow lead if there is someone who is better fit for the position.
My experiences in the military have given me plenty of leadership (management) time, but my personality better suits me to be a contract negotiator. A manager makes a final decision which I can do, but I would rather have a person with more experience make that choice. Different actions would be gathered and then presented to management. Listening, taking notes, reading body language (due to college), compromising, and organizing our most recognized personality traits. These traits have made me interested with working through teamwork to get the mission accomplished in the safest and most efficient ways possible.
Along with proper accountability of resources comes the factor of how to prioritize resources whether they be limited or plentiful. Leaders must also prioritize resources if they are limited by allocating the right amount of resources to the right individuals and they must always be prepared for the backlash that comes with having to make decisions on how much of a resource an individual gets, because not everyone will be happy with the decision you made and at times may feel like you are doing them wrong. Leader’s ability to adjust to situations is another big responsibility, as this is where the leaders and followers are easy to pick out. As a leader being able to adjust to any given situation is what makes you stand out from the rest and is what helps subordinates respect you and what to help you accomplish given missions and
I understand not everyone learns the same and everyone has their own way of doing things. I do hold everyone to the same standard, but I am open to different views, ideas, and ways of making the section better. I expect loyalty and dedication from others, but show them I am willing to do it too. Although I may be the voice of a section, I am not the only voice. I expect if issues arise, that I am made aware first, instead of hearing it from my superiors or subordinates.
There are many challenges to this theory, mainly due to the fact that most want a reason to exist, regardless of what the reason might be. Many people feel comfortable living their lives knowing that they are dedicating it in some way to a higher power. Many popular theories that would disprove or at least discredit the nihilist theory would be the theist, self-chosen commitment, or human progression theories. Self-chosen commitment regards the meaning of life as a subjective view. They believe that as long as a person were to choose goals that give direction to one 's own life and believes that the goals are valuable and worth pursuing, life will have meaning and value.
Although this was a comfortable position to be in, I realized that I was far from exercising my full potential. Because of the growth mindset, I approach every problem or novel situation with the belief that I will be able to articulate a solution, regardless of whatever obstacles the challenge may present. In other words, "Instead of saying, 'I 'm either good at it or I 'm not, ' try saying 'I can learn anything I want to. '" Since adopting the
Each person is unique. Personally, I find that I work well with others and I am very attentive. Effective leadership can be learned by anyone to some extent, but some people tend to be “natural” leaders. Strategically working with others and being open to different ideas creates a mindset that encourages growth rather than “tunnel vision.” No single leadership style is effective in all situations. My first trait that makes a cooperative leader is working well with others.