A Lollipop Moment
It was during my holidays after I had completed my high school levels, I asked myself whether I was ready to work and make something out of it. To me, it was something that I did not view as a necessity or a must since I had parents who were providing for me. Despite the fact I was being provided for, deep down I felt I needed some sense of leadership as well as making some extra money, but I was not ready to take orders and being controlled. I wanted a free world where I would be my own boss.
I spoke to my mother about my decision and she told me she would do something about it. The following weekend, my mother had organized a get together party with some of her workmates at home where she invited some interns from her company. My mother then asked me to attend and make sure I interacted with everyone and get to know a thing or two. Consequently, I started exchanging ideas and goals with one of the male interns. We talked much but what I vividly remember is him telling me that he needed to drive himself forward and know his potentials through taking the internship opportunity despite the fact that he was from a well-off family. He told me he has developed leadership skills and is able to give speeches, organize conferences and workshops, and stand in for his supervisor whenever necessary. These are responsibilities that have been entrusted to him due to his commitment and dedicated strive to lead himself. I felt challenged, got a job and from thereon showed commitment which got me elevated from a simple messenger to a supervisor in a floral delivery company in four months. I later thanked the male intern and told him he had changed my perception of life and leadership.
This learning experience is important to organizational behavior in that, people need to engage each other in talks that are motivational and insightful. One can unknowingly impact the other person’s life and generate a positive working culture in the organization. This will develop in the future and have a performing organization where everyone is concerned about each other’s success. As such, this influences my behavior around people working around me on a regular basis. I would ensure I get to know how they are faring and give several success tips on their work. I would also make sure I thank people who impact my success, and develop me intellectually and skill wise letting them know the pillars they have been in my life.