CapSU managers, directors learn goals setting and effective leadership
On July 20–22, 2011, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) Region 6 led a seminar titled “Attitude, Skills and Knowledge Enhancement for Directors and Managers (ASKED) on at the MVW Restaurant in Roxas City, featuring the motivational expertise of Mr. Jerome Eslabra, graduate of philosophy from the Archdiocese of Jaro.
Eslabra, a former seminarian, spoke on knowledge and leadership to some 40 managers and directors of government agencies including Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Department of Agriculture and the Capiz State University (CapSU).
Eslabra inspired the participants on leadership by sharing the four roles of leadership. In pathfinding, leaders are encouraged to seek their paths or purpose. Simply put, it entails the ability to link what you’re passionate about delivering with what the other persons are passionate about getting.
A good leader must be able to answer who is important to the organization, and what matters most to them, what their purpose is, what matters most to the organization and how people can act toward one another. More important, good leaders ought to know “where they are going, and how they will get there.”
Then, it is best for managers to ask whether we use the right processes, determine whether people in the right structure or if they even deserve to be there. It also helps that they get the right information and make decisions in the right way. In the concept of social justice, good leaders ought to ascertain whether people receive the right rewards.
Then in empowering, it’s not abandoning people, it is letting them “figure it out” on their own. Of the many axioms Eslabra shared, a number of them drew the insights and reflection of CapSU directors and members of the personnel. “People may forget what you’ve said. But they would never forget what you made them feel.” Being a leader, ma-decide ka gid. You have to take responsibilities.
CapSU managers and directors who studied goals setting and effective leadership included (clockwise from top left) Mr. Rogie Dadivas, student affairs director of CapSU Roxas; Dr. Dina Reyes, research director of CapSU Sigma; Dr. Lucy Beluso, CapSU Dayao campus administrator; Dr. Bede Ozaraga, CapSU Dumarao campus administrator; and Mr. Joseph Magsipoc, CapSU HR director. They were helped and assisted by Mr. Jerome Eslabra and CSC Region 6 personnel (bottom far left).