Thursday, January 21, 2010
FREP is Over
"The first rule of leadership: It's always YOUR FAULT!" Hopper to Princess Atta in A Bug's Life.
Any of you remember that line spoken from the main antagonist in that highly successful Pixar story?
I watched it again not too long ago and found myself nodding to that statement. I agree, it IS always your fault when you're a leader. No matter how you try to rat yourself out of it, at the end of the day, if something fails, most (if not all) of the blame will be directed to the leader.
And, being my own worst critic, I blame myself for the failure of this project.
I failed to motivate. I failed to inspire. I failed to notice. I failed to work. I failed to lead.
A big sorry from me to all the 21 people from TESOL 2 for making semester 3 & the beginning of semester 4 of your IPG life hell. Sorry for asking too much from you. Sorry for being too obnoxious to notice that I suck at leading. Sorry for not being more likeable in my work approach. Sorry for screwing you up and making you do things you don't want to.
Having said all that, my life will still go on as usual, with the usual faces still hating me and the usual faces still loving me (I hope). I don't mind. I've lived with it for a year and a half now, so you tend to get used to it. FREP wasn't the problem. I was, I now know.
I now hope that everyone can get along with everyone else. Now that FREP is out of the way, old roads and paths that have been closed because of FREP have been opened up again, so please, try them out. You might like treading old, familiar ground.