Driving Towards Leadership


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A presentation in the form of an ebook, helping anyone aspiring to be a leader.
Simple steps to take that will drive a person to leadership

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Driving Towards Leadership

  1. 1. Driving Towards Leadership A Learning Guide for the new Leader who has acquired the Leadership Role or for Anyone who aspires to be a Leader Presenting an e-Learning Leadership Series
  2. 2. Disclaimer <ul><li>This material is for Learning purpose only. </li></ul><ul><li>Every effort has been made to ensure that this material is free from error or problems. This is with an understanding that though I’ve worked hard and long to provide accurate information, I can’t take any responsibility for loss or action to any individual or corporation acting, or not acting, as a result of the material presented here. </li></ul><ul><li>This is the personal work of Shabbar Suterwala’s Leaders Workshop. If you would like more information on this material or any other book, presentation, workshop by Shabbar Suterwala – Leaders Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>please call +91-9892225864 or email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  3. 3. How to Start the Journey of Leadership? <ul><li>Reading Books </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop and Seminars </li></ul><ul><li>Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Coached from Mentor </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to put Theory into Practice? <ul><li>Applying to work area the Leadership Skills Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Taking up projects to apply the Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Analyzing what works and what does not </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluating self performance </li></ul><ul><li>Learning from the Mistakes </li></ul>
  5. 5. Understanding the Leadership Styles <ul><li>The Three Shepherd's Leadership Style </li></ul><ul><li>The Personality Trait Model </li></ul><ul><li>The Transformational & Transaction Style </li></ul><ul><li>The Situational Leadership </li></ul>
  6. 6. The 3 Shepherd's Leadership Style <ul><li>Leading from the Front </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Walks ahead of everyone, opens the gate and allow the flock to follow. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supportive Leadership Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stands behind the sheep and pushes them or guides them through. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive Leadership Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moves from front to back and some times remains in the middle of all. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Personality Trait Model <ul><li>Autocratic Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Telling way, where the leader crosses every “T” and dots every “I”. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Democratic Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Involving way, where people are involved, and the process of consultation and persuasion is used. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Laissez-Faire </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The absence of leadership. A hands-off, let-things-ride approach. Refers to a leader who abdicates responsibility, delays decisions, gives no feedback, and makes little effort to help followers satisfy their needs. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. The Transformational & Transactional Style <ul><li>Transformational Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A leadership style focused on effecting revolutionary change in organizations through a commitment to the organization's vision. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transactional Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Transactional leadership is characterized by low-emotion leader-follower exchanges. Transactional leadership induces followers to achieve routine, agreed - upon performance. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Situational Leadership <ul><li>Directing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The leader Defines, Structures, Controls and Supervise tasks. High on Directive and Low on Supportive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The leader Solicits questions & suggestions & Supports progress. Highly Directive and Highly Supportive. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Supporting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The leader Listens, Supports, Reassures Facilitate Problem-solve and Appreciate. Low on Directive and High on Support </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Delegating </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The leader Empowers and give Challenges and people achieve. Low on Directive and Low on Support. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Which is the “Effective” Leadership Style? <ul><li>Using different strokes for different folks at different times is what is maturity, so.. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no fixed style which works for all. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowing how to apply different leadership styles in many different kinds of situations is Effective Leadership </li></ul>
  11. 11. How to Develop the Leadership Style? <ul><li>First build awareness about your Dominant style then.. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what your Goals are.. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand what your Preferences are.. </li></ul><ul><li>Understand which people you are with and what their Preferences are.. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish benchmarks.. </li></ul><ul><li>Be Flexible to Change.. </li></ul><ul><li>Take regular committed action. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Which Skills are Essential for a Leader? <ul><li>Team Building Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Interpersonal Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Organizing Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Setting Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Time Management Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Decision Making Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict Resolution Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation Skill </li></ul><ul><li>Motivational Skill </li></ul>
  13. 13. Which Traits/Habits needs to be polished? <ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Originality </li></ul><ul><li>Flair </li></ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul><ul><li>Self Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>Poise </li></ul><ul><li>Body Language </li></ul><ul><li>Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Passion </li></ul><ul><li>Winning Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Can-do Attitude </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive ness </li></ul><ul><li>Respect for others </li></ul><ul><li>Timely </li></ul><ul><li>Sincerity </li></ul><ul><li>Honesty </li></ul>
  14. 14. What are the common Pitfalls? <ul><li>Using same style with everyone or inability to use the appropriate style. </li></ul><ul><li>Imitating or Mirroring someone’s else style. </li></ul><ul><li>Not being proactive in developing the leadership skills and styles. </li></ul><ul><li>Giving up or Quitting the leadership position against the odds. </li></ul>
  15. 15. How can Leadership be upgraded? <ul><li>Continuous Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Continuous Sharing & taking Feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Books </li></ul><ul><li>Digging from History </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop and Seminars </li></ul>
  16. 16. Knowing is Knowing, Doing is Doing, Knowing and Doing are two different things
  17. 17. For Leadership Skills Workshop Contact: Shabbar Suterwala Email: [email_address] Or Call: +91-989 222 5864 Designed & Created by
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