Yesterday I was at the CEO Belgrade conference. One of the questions was “Are successful people born or made?” and I asked myself the same question.
Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms. It is only through failure that we learn. Many of the world’s finest minds have learned this the hard way. – Richard Branson
Thanks to all personal meetings, I realized that my team members share the same fears. That was the great starting point. However, the way they see our everyday activities was completely different. More importantly, they were not aligned around the same goal.
That was the moment when I started to discuss with them a difference between groups and teams.
At the very beginning of my new leadership experience, I tried to understand each team member and the current state of my team. There is a huge difference between a team and a group of individuals, so I had to understand where are my members.
Today is the last day of my MCP term. If you are not familiar with what that means, that’s completely fine. I am finishing my term for being the President of AIESEC in Serbia. With the year behind me and the opportunity to lead an organization of 400 people, at 24 years old, this was for sure the most challenging year of my life so far. Now at the end, I am going to share with you the key takeaways from my term.
Recently I had a chance to read a post about Serbian students from abroad “We will come back to Serbia if the situation gets better”. No offending, but I have to say that these types of texts always hurt me.
I was talking a lot of times about two types of people that I distinct in life. All of us have some things that we don’t like, something that hurts us and there is no a person on this world that can say “everything is absolutely perfect for me and I wouldn’t change anything”. However, the thing that differentiate us is how we approach these things that we don’t like.