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Be a Leader

  1. 1. • YOU!!!• Time Management• Building and Managing a Team• „One minute management‟• Q and A
  2. 2. • STOP Us whenever you want to ask/discuss/OPPOSE..• You ask more -- > you get more• So be an interactive Crowd• Is there someone who cannot understand Malayalam?• All the questions are open, grab your opportunity to jumpup and answer it. Many, if not all, answers will fetch a gift• What‟s your name?
  3. 3. Dare to soar - how successful you are is determined by your attitude.
  4. 4. • There is a time and a season• Consider as a starting point:• 1st step (18-30) basic learning• 2nd step (30-40) prove your skills and yourself• 3rd step (40-50) be an entrepreneur/Professor• 4th step (50-60) consolidate your gains• Plan on an early retirement, if you are lucky you won‟twant to retire, ever 
  5. 5. failed in business at the age of 21 ;was defeated in a legislative race at age 22;failed again in business at age 24;overcame the death of his sweetheart at age 26; had a nervous breakdown at age 27;lost a congressional race at age 34;lost a senatorial race at age 45;failed in an effort to become vice-president at age 47;lost a senatorial race at age 49; andwas elected president of the United States at age 52.This man was Abraham Lincoln
  6. 6. Henry Ford was broke at the age of 40.Lee Iacocca, known for engineering the Mustang, wasfired by Henry Ford II at the age of 54.Young Beethoven was told that he had no talent formusic, but he gave some of the best music to the world.In 1913, Lee De Forest, inventor of the triodes tube, wascharged by the district attorney for using fraudulentmeans to mislead the public into buying stocks of hiscompany by claiming that he could transmit the humanvoice across the Atlantic. He was publicly humiliated.
  7. 7. • One day a partially deaf four year old kid came homewith a note in his pocket from his teacher, "Your Tommyis too stupid to learn, get him out of the school." Hismother read the note and answered, "My Tommy is notstupid to learn, I will teach him myself." And that Tommygrew up to be the great Thomas Edison. Thomas Edisonhad only three months of formal schooling and he waspartially deaf.• In 1914, Thomas Edison, at age 67, lost hisfactory, which was worth a few million dollars, to fire. Ithad very little insurance. No longer a young man, Edisonwatched his lifetime effort go up in smoke andsaid, "There is great value in disaster. All our mistakesare burnt up. Thank God we can start anew." In spite ofdisaster, three weeks later, he invented the phonograph.
  8. 8. o Desire- A burning desire is the starting point of allaccomplish-ment. Just like a small fire cannot givemuch heat, a weak desire cannot produce greatresults.o Commitment- The quality of a persons life is indirect proportion to their commitment toexcellence, regardless of their chosen field ofendeavor.Vince Lombardio Responsibility- Responsible people accept andlearn from their mistakes.
  9. 9. o Hard Work- The average person puts only 25% of his energy andability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put inmore than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for thosefew and far between souls who devote 100%.--Andrew Carnegieo Character- George Washington said, "I hope I shall alwayspossess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider themost valuable of all titles, the character of an honest man."o Positive Believing- Positive believing is an attitude ofconfidence that comes with preparation.
  10. 10. o Give more than you get - Winners put in 100% and thensome more.o Persistence - Nothing will take the place of persistence. Talentwill not : Nothing is more common than unsuccessful people withtalent . Genius will not : Unrewarded genius is a proverb.Education will not: The world is full of educated derelicts.Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.--Calvin Coolidge
  11. 11. • Harry‟s Deathly Hallow: The Elder Wand- What onething will you change to make the whole difference?• Balloon Story: Not the Color of the Balloon, but what‟sinside it makes it fly!!!• Step 1: Change Focus, Look for the Positive• "Dealing with people is like digging gold” Andrew Carnegie• Step 2: Make a Habit of Doing It Now• “Never leave till tomorrow which you can do today” --BenjaminFranklin• Step 3: Develop an Attitude of Gratitude• Don‟t count your troubles, but your blessings.
  12. 12. • You must identify andkeep up to date a detailedlisting of your:• Strengths• Weaknesses• Opportunities• Threats• Keep this list confidentialeven secret• But, be sure to write it onthe back of your eyelids!Update it regularly
  13. 13. • Take 3 Minutes for each.• Form a Table and note down your points.• After writing Read through them for 3 Minutes• Some Hints:• Strengths and Weaknesses tend to describe the PRESENTsituation• Strengths and Weaknesses are typically INTERNAL to you.• Opportunities and Threats tend to describe the immediateFUTURE• Opportunities and Threats typically EXTERNAL to you• Strengths and Opportunities are POSITIVE Factors• Weakness and Threats are NEGATIVE Factors
  14. 14. • Lack on Interpersonalskills•Can be impatient•Time pressure•Do not handle multiple•Lack of Job opportunities•Time pressure•The multitude of everydaydemands•Website designs•Good Documentation•IEEE•Committed•Compulsive•Strong follow-through•Articulate•Writes well•Balanced work-life perspective•Multi-interested•AmbitiousStrengthsOpportunitiesWeaknessesThreats
  15. 15. “One always has time enough, if one will apply it well.”- Johann Wolfgang vonGoethe
  16. 16. • Imagine : M K Gandhi replied to all letters hereceived. Can you imagine doing it? Not mails,but letters… Phew!!!.. • Why not?• Unclear objectives• Disorganization• Inability to say “no”• Interruptions• More interruptions• Periods of inactivity• Too many things at once• Stress and fatigue• All work and no play
  17. 17. • Plan, Prioritize and Organize• Set Goals or Plan• Specific• Measurable• Achievable• Realistic• Time-based• Prioritize• Do• Delegate• Delay• Delete• Organize• Find your prime time for each• Use your waiting time
  18. 18. • You have 24 hours- how do you multiply?Delegate Confidently“assigning duties to another person or persons while stillbeing held accountable”• Pick the right person best suited for the task• Spend time and make him understand what is required ofhim and get his commitment• Delegation should be Task + Authority• Decide yourself as to what all to be monitored• Once the project or task is completed, carefully review
  19. 19. • Work Smarter, not harder (Story of woodcutters)• Learn to say „No‟• Rocks in a bottle…• Stephen Covey Quadrants of Time.Urgent Not UrgentNotImportantImportant
  20. 20. The Best Minute I Spend Is The One I Invest In People
  21. 21. • 1. Agree on your goals.• 2. See what good behavior looks like.• 3. Write out each of your goals on a single sheet of paperusing less than 250 words.• 4. Read and re-read each goal, which requires only aminute or so each time• you do it.• 5. Take a minute every once in a while out of your day tolook at your performance,• and• 6. See whether or not your behavior matches your goal.
  22. 22. 1. Tell people up front that you are going to let them knowhow they are doing.2. Praise people immediately.3. Tell people what they did right—be specific.4. Tell people how good you feel about what they didright, and how it helps the organization and the otherpeople who work there.5. Stop for a moment of silence to let them “feel” how goodyou feel.6. Encourage them to do more of the same.7. Shake hands or touch people in a way that makes itclear that you support their success in the organization.
  23. 23. 1. Tell people beforehand that you are going to let them know how theyare doing and in no uncertain terms.the first 30 seconds of the reprimand:2. Reprimand people immediately.3. Tell people what they did wrong—be specific.4. Tell people how you feel about what they did wrong—and in nouncertain terms.5. Stop for a few seconds of uncomfortable silence to let them feel howyou feel.the second 30 seconds of the reprimand:6. Shake hands, or touch them in a way that lets them know you arehonestly on their side.7. Remind them how much you value them.8. Reaffirm that you think well of them but not of their performance in thissituation.9. Realize that when the reprimand is over, it‟s over.
  24. 24. • People will get excited for SOMETHING or the OTHER!!!• But not with work. Why?• Imagine a Bowling without Pins to hit• Imagine a Football match without Goal posts• Ask someone without Goals whether they are doing well!!!• Feedback is the Breakfast of Champions- Goals enables selffeedback• Take A Minute: Look At Your Goals Look At Your PerformanceSee If Your Behavior Matches Your Goals
  25. 25. • Let us hear from you!. Why do you think this will work?• Analogy of a Pigeon• Analogy with a Dolphin ..• Analogy with Baby• Don‟t wait for exact right-You are here becausesomebody caught you doing approximately right.
  26. 26. • Immediate reprimand• No GunnySacks!!!• Addressing the misbehavior only-not the person• Second half of Reprimand-Let them know they areGOOD• „crisis intervention - Intervention Centers• Analogy with a Baby• Why not Nice n‟ Tough?