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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Daring and Leading

A good engineer is one who is daring and leading the stakeholders towards a solution. Younger engineers tend to be more risk taking, which is not always bad. As Pearl Buck once stated "The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible -- and achieve it, generation after generation."

Daring and risk taking is not wrong and should never be, as long as we manage it. Thats where the whole idea of risk management comes in. Risk management and innovation work hand in hand, and will produce exceptional results if led correctly.

As Eudora Welty once said, "All serious daring starts from within", a good engineer is one who loves what is being worked on, what is being innovated and what is being risked.

Allah (glory be to him) states in the Quran, "Indeed Allah will not change what has been bestowed on a group of people, until they change what is inside of them".

It all starts in the heart and the passion to lead and succeed.