Module NSTP 1

Topics: Leadership, Office Pages: 2 (667 words) Published: July 18, 2014
Gina P. Belencio
I Empathy
Answer and discuss briefly the following questions:
1. The Filipino people are considered as one of the most hospitable citizens in the world- polite, friendly and honest character- but it’s mind boggling and intriguing that whenever one is put into power (given high authority or position, for example in the government), that person becomes easily influenced and corrupted by the system transforming such person into a malevolent leader? Reflect on this thought, and explain briefly why this occurs. Sometimes it’s because of pride, compromise and organizational culture. I asked my boss about this, fist he told me that it depends to the administrative where the person gets in. In local government some people who was given higher position act and decide to make something wicked because of the word “compromise and craving for power and more money”. I remember the day when the higher position (office head) on one office in LGU gets vacant; the head of the said administration automatically filled the sit. On the 4th day of his service, the whole office gets shocked and created a commotion because of the memorandum he released saying that effective on that day, all division head, unit heads and budget officers were terminated with the reason of they are no longer effective in their firm. (That office is not a permanent office or department; majority of the staff are contractual and can be terminated easily). After a week, the whole staff found out that the new head of the office gave some of the vacant position and salary of those he terminated to his supporters (also a staff of that office-they are area coordinators and a driver). They believed that he did it on purpose. Example: so the funds of that office can be easily manipulated.

2. Given the status quo of the Philippines politics and society, we observed through the news how our government is slowly deteriorating due to the corrupt...
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