Friday, 24 May 2013

Leadership

Let me explain the basics of the military organisation of my university. So bear with me as I explain it in the simplest words possible.

So, the cadets of UPNM are divided into 4 battalions: Tuah, Jebat, Kasturi & Lekir. The 4 battalions combined would form the brigade.






The leader of each battalion is called the "Officer in-charge" and his rank would be a major. The Officers in-charge will report to their leader called the "Chief Instructor", ranking major too. And above the Chief Instructor is the "Commanding Officer" with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel who is in-charged of the whole brigade. 


They are higher ranks above the Commanding Officer and lower ranks under the Officers in-charged, but I won't be going into that. You could always send me a message if you would like to know more. I'm not exactly an expert but I'll gladly share what I know.

Notice the main theme today? Officers in charge, commanding officers, chief instructors.... Yeah, leaders is the theme. Leaders and their leadership skills.

I attended a lecture a few days ago about leadership. The lecturer was explaining about the 7 qualities a military leader should have and one quality that struck me was that a leader should keep the morale of his men high. Only a foolish leader or a leader who has undergone stupidazation (just in case you were wondering what stupidazation is click HERE) would allow the morale of his men to go down the drain. 

You may ask what is this morale and why is it so important? Morale by definition is the mental and emotional condition of an individual or a group. So when a person has high morale, he is highly motivated, fully energised and does his duty with enthusiasm and pride. In other words, a group of people with high morale is very competent, focus and proficient. On the other hand, the opposite happens when a group is low in morale.

So what is the current status of the morale of the cadets now? Well..... a very good question. Due to certain reasons, I can not answer this question publicly and that is all I have to say.

In no way am I implying that my leaders are fools for confining the cadets to barracks for so long and in no way am I saying that they are complete idiots with the way they run things. In fact, my officers and leaders are highly intelligent and possess such high IQ that I would not be surprise that if one were to percuss their head, hyper-resonance is heard.   

On a totally unrelated topic, I lost my wallet a few days back. My wallet contained all my important documents: IC, license, bank cards and so on. 



So just imagine the despair I was in. I promise my self that if I were to find my wallet I would go to church for the next two weeks. And lo and behold, I found my wallet! So, church for the next two weeks huh?? 

2 comments:

  1. PTL! Yes, and make sure you do more than just attend church :P #PKExpectations

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    1. Do more than just attend? Maybe I should preach huh haha that'll be something :P

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