A Presentation on Generic Principles of Being a LeaderSubmitted to:- Submitted By:-Mr. P. Rajendaran Veeraj Vashishtha(CO- Founder & COO NIIT LTD.) (NU- MBA Year 1)(Mentor) (Mentee)
Definition“Leadership is a complex process by which a person influences others to accomplish a mission, task or objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent.”
Seven basic traits of a Leader• Vision• Charismatic Personality• Passion• Courage• Nobility• Integrity• Manage Failures
Vision.• A leader must have a vision. He should be able to project what is going to happen in future and what will be the implications of the decisions he is going to take.• He should be able to travel into an unexplored path and take decisions.• A leader should be trustworthy to lead others and possess an exemplary character.• A leader must be able to set goals and strategies to achieve them.
Charismatic Personality.• A leader should provide an environment that is full of energy and positive reinforcement. A charismatic leader sways followers with magnetic personality and inspiring speeches.
Passion.• A leader must have passion to achieve that vision. He must assure that the strategies made by him to achieve goals and objectives set are implemented well and followed. People will respond more openly to a person of passion and dedication.• A leader must be able to check the progress of the work time to time and he should show zeal and enthusiasm to motivate the team.• A good leader as well as keeping the main goal in focus is able to think analytically. Not only does a good leader view a situation as a whole, but is able to break it down into sub parts for closer inspection.
Courage.• A leader must have courage to take decisions, to invent and bring innovative ideas to the team.• He should be courageous to think different and to discover an effective, intelligent and productive group.• A good leader is committed to excellence, a leader must be able to inspire the team member for their best effort.
Nobility• The actions of a leader must be noble and impartial.• His actions should be transparent.• Good leaders are tolerant of ambiguity and remain calm, composed and steadfast to the main purpose. Storms, emotions, and crisis come and go and a good leader takes these as part of the journey and keeps a cool head.• A leader also needs to function in an orderly and purposeful manner in situations of uncertainty.
Integrity.• A leader should be high on moral and ethical values and his character must be clean.• A leader needs to be trusted and be known to live their life with honesty and integrity.• Leaders must be a source of inspiration, and be a motivator towards the required action or cause.• A leader must work and succeed with integrity.
Manage Failures.• For a leader it is more important to deal with failure than success.• Credit for success should be given to the team and failure should be owned by a leader. The good leader not only maintains high standards, but also is proactive in raising the bar in order to achieve excellence in all areas.• A leader must recognize the contribution of others in a task.