Human beings by nature are spontaneous and playful creatures. Yet the older we become, the less appropriate it seems for us to allow it to be expressed. We get professionally serious and then pay comedians to do a job we've forgotten how to do ourselves. You will need to find your own comfort level with what works and what does not, based on the people you lead, the situation, the culture, the pressures of your industry, etc; but we invite you to work on incorporating this competency in some manner into your daily life. Studies have proven that you will live longer.
Narrow your objectives You probably won't be able to achieve every financial goal you've ever dreamed of. So identify your goals clearly and why they matter to you, and decide which are most important. By concentrating your efforts, you have a better chance of achieving what matters most. Focus first on the goals that matter To accomplish primary goals, you will often need to put desirable but less important ones on the back burner. Be prepared for conflicts Even worthy goals often conflict with one another. When faced with such a conflict, you should ask yourself questions like: Will one of the conflicting goals benefit more people than the other? Which goal will cause the greater harm if it is deferred? Put time on your side The most important ally you have in reaching your goals is time. The more time you have, the more chance you have of success. Your age is a big factor -- younger people (who have more time to build their nest egg) can invest differently than older ones.
Choose carefully Once you have your list together, you need to rank the items in order of importance Start now The longer you wait to identify and begin working toward your goals, the more difficulty you'll have reaching them. Sweat the big stuff Once you have prioritized your list of goals, keep your spending on course. Always ask yourself: "Is this taking me nearer to my primary goals -- or leading me further away from them?" If a big expense doesn't get you closer to your goals, try to defer or reduce it. Be prepared for change Your needs and desires will change as things change, so you should probably reexamine your priorities at regular intervals.
Leadership Is Action, Not Position
Objectives of the program
Learn how to lead change
efficiently and build effective
Develop a better sense of
your leadership roles
competencies needed to
become an Effective Leader
Now a days a lot of emphasis is given on choosing the
competencies that will create wealth for organizations.
Competencies link organizational strategy with people, and
people who are aligned with strategic goals are better able to
meet challenges .
No matter, which issues people face, they want to know where
they fit in, what the work is, and what competencies they need.
Competency based approach and response is a powerful answer
to the problems people and organizations face.
While most people in the leadership field are familiar with
competencies like problem solving, financial analysis and
marketing savvy, these skills do not, of themselves make a
It is the nine competencies in addition to the traditionally
valued competencies, which make a well-rounded Leader.
What is Competence and Competency?
'Competence' means a skill and the standard of performance reached
while 'Competency' refers to the behavior by which it is achieved.
In other words
Competence describes what people can do and
Competency focuses on how they do it.
Competence is skill based and Competency is behavior
The Leadership Capstone Model
It is built on the pillars of Management Skills and
Financial Acumen with the capstone consisting of the
Nine Leadership Competencies on top.
Advantages of the model
This model will help you build a frame work to act in
your leadership moments.
Your personal mastery of the Capstone piece will
define and differentiate your role as a Leader
Building your capstone will make you:
Aware of opportunities to act in leadership moments.
Incorporate competencies into your succession planning
Build cohesive teams.
Provide a base to build loyalty and trust.
Let us understand the
Nine Leadership Competencies
Nine Leadership Competencies
Integrity and Trust
Building a Team
It is an intense concentration (focus) on a belief that a task can
be completed despite scarcity of human support or any other
How to raise your passion competency
Lead a team in your organization.
Tie the team activities to organization's mission
statement or vision.
Mentor an employee.
Write an article on your Passion for your company
When you get involved in activities you really enjoy,
you become energized and people can tell that you
have a sense of purpose, which brings out your natural
It is the ability or quality of people, objects, or
situations to evoke feelings of amusement in other
The term encompasses a form of entertainment or
human communication which evokes such feelings, or
which makes people laugh or feel happy.
Humor-How does it help?
It helps to relieve day-to-day
Executives who are open with
humor become more
approachable to their employees.
Allows everyone to perceive and
view things in a different light.
It is dangerous to confuse professionalism
You can take your job and your world seriously,
and still take yourself lightly.
It is the ability to
confront fear, pain,
danger, uncertainty or
The key to courageous leadership and conscious action is how one
responds to what arises on the path, rather than whether individual
circumstances are defined as great, good, bad or just plain ugly.
In conscious, courageous leadership, every situation or circumstance
— every so-called success or failure, barrier or doorway — is simply
another opportunity for greater creativity, mastery, and fulfillment of
Tips to improve your Courage quotient
Choose role model who exemplifies behavior, values and beliefs
that show courage in action.
Learn to coach a colleague on one aspect of his or her job.
Courageous leaders fight their fears
and do what needs to be done in the
face of opposition.
“What lies behind us and what lies
before us are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us.”
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
This is what Osho says about courage:
"You cannot be truthful if you are not courageous - You
cannot be loving if you are not courageous - You cannot
be trusting if you are not courageous- You cannot inquire
into reality if you are not courageous - Hence courage
comes first and everything else follows."
INTEGRITY AND TRUST
Firm adherence to a code of moral or artistic values.
Firm reliance on the integrity, ability, or character of a
person or thing.
Integrity is set of values that we hold ourselves responsible
for and demonstrate in our behavior toward others.
We can develop and maintain integrity .
We develop self-awareness and become independent
thinkers by keeping our promises.
If we break our promises to ourselves and to other
people, then we erode trust.
It is necessary to 'walk the talk'. The assuring words
that you speak or write are like promises. People
expect these promises to be kept. And if they are not
then the problem arises as the trust and credibility are
Thus always remember, 'When you break a promise,
more than the promise gets broken.'
Leadership in Action
“Re-examine all that you have been told...Dismiss that
which insults your soul.”
- Walt Witman
The capacity of being active or capacity for doing work.
Power to survive or grow.
Strong excitement of feeling.
By practising this competency you can:
Pursue goals passionately.
You are driven to be the best in whatever you do.
Find the opportunities and make the most of them.
A lack of this competency will result in falling short of your
goals, even though you may have the opportunities.
But once people are involved and action ensues, enthusiasm
“Enthusiasm finds the opportunities and energy makes the most
- Henry S. Haskins
Building a Team
Build: To develop according to a systematic plan, by
a definite process, or on a particular base.
Team: Is a group of people linked in a common
Tips to team building
Live the question: Keep asking yourself constantly - 'of all that is required to
happen, how can I use my time most valuably right now?'
The Philosophy of Continuing Improvement: Ability is strength. Work
consciously everyday, at getting a little better at every little thing you are
Maintain integrity: An effective leader is known for his integrity. Always
keep your word.
Recognize your most valuable asset: While your products or your bottom-
line may be terrific, internalize the knowledge that your most valuable asset
is the people who work with you.
Tips to team building contd...
Feel-good factor: Strive to create an environment that encourages your
people to feel good about themselves, take pride in their work and in doing
Declare your objectives: Tell your people what your objectives are and what
their role is in meeting those objectives. And then, allow them to get on with
Acknowledge: To get your team to constantly give their best to you, you
must continually acknowledge them and let them know how important they
are to you.
Recognize special talents: You may have a team member who has some
special talent that is not being tapped in the present set-up. Recognize the
value of that talent and create a position to put that talent to good use.
Tips to team building contd...
Learn to listen: Make time to listen to your team members and hear what
they are actually saying. Sometimes, people don't know how to clearly say
what they mean. Learn to listen to even what is not being said.
Lead by example: Your team will only truly learn the standards you expect
of them, if you walk your talk. You, be their example.
Confronting fear: True leaders are not fearless people. They are those who
face their fear, acknowledge it and move ahead towards their objective
inspite of the fear.
Dress right: The way you look has an impact on the responses you get.
Ensure you dress crisply, neatly and in keeping with your role....don't
overdo it, at the same time avoid being sloppy. Dress to convey you mean
business. Image is important when leading other people. Dress for success.
In the game of people, they tend to judge you by the way you look on the
Building teams helps organization move to a
competency based structure.
It helps team members to know what skill sets are
Mutual trust and respect are a foundation for team-
Creativity is defined as the tendency to generate or
recognize ideas, alternatives, or possibilities that may be
useful in solving problems, communicating with others,
and entertaining ourselves and others.
Methods of creativity
Utilizing a round-robin
Working with a colleague
Setting up an innovative center
Holding think-tank sessions
It helps as it:
Allow employees to unleash their talent at the same
time eliminate potential barriers.
Vision refers to the category of intentions
that are broad, all-intrusive and forward-
Vision is ....
Building a personal commitment to values by
creating visual images of the future.
The collective values and aspirations of individuals.
A dream created in our waking hours of how we like
our lives to be.
The Bottom Line
Look at your own work and acknowledge your
strengths as well as what skills you need to improve.
Your focus should be to lead your organization to
Ensure positive results through implementation of
Acknowledge your competencies
Putting it all together
Based on the situations you face everyday you can
determine which of the competencies you will use to
ensure the success of your efforts.
Recognize that sometimes we have to 'stretch'
ourselves to make a positive difference in the lives of
Excellence is measured one step at a time, and it all
begins with effort.