Leadership-Management Training at Milites Dei
‘Absurdum est ut alios regat, qui seipsum regere nescit’ is a Latin proverb, implying that it is absurd that a man should rule others, who cannot rule himself (The Routledge Dictionary of Latin Quotations 2010).
Linking with the above proverb, Milites Dei, approach leadership training from the stance that the student needs to get to know he/she first. In addition, as explained by Steve Myers (available at http://www.teamtechnology.co.uk/leadership/management/management-ex-leadership/ ) leadership cannot exist without management and vice versa.
The first step in leadership, before one could even think of managing-leading others is to (i) know oneself and once that is achieved one can move to (ii) manage-lead oneself. In other words, one cannot manage-lead other people if the two steps above are not in place. This is where emotional intelligence or its casual shorthand EQ comes in. Daniel Goleman (available at http://www.danielgoleman.info/purchase/ ) shows us 12 personal EQ competencies based on self-mastery (such as accurate self-assessment, self-control, initiative, and optimism) and 13 key relationship skills (such as service orientation, developing others, conflict management, and building bonds).
The obvious advantage of knowing and managing oneself is that one can address one’s weaknesses and in this way, one creates more strengths or personal strong points. With more strong points, a person becomes more of a winner and more successes follow.
The person can then rule self and others successfully.