Guide for Excellence in Leadership Vinod Bidwaik http://vinodtbidwaik.blogspot.com
Leadership SkillEach one of you can be a Leader, you have to worktowards it!Leadership is a skill that can be acquired with theimplementation of carefully thought of steps! :Vinod Bidwaik http://vinodtbidwaik.blogspot.com
Leadership SkillIn this guide: Who Is a True Leader?: Modus Operandi Change Management: Leader’s Initiative Taking Initiative A Leader’s Job Problem Solving for Leaders Leading Your Team To Success Handling Subordinate
Who Is a True Leader?Who would be able to guide others either by doingsomething himself or by directing a specific course ofaction.Who believes on performance rather thanexperience.Who is able to create a image of role model.
A leader is made, not born! The Modus OperandiAlways look for a silver lining Follow this golden rule in any situation that you find negative. Try & learn from experiences. Focus on what went wrong & why. Evaluate each & every action that you perform.
A leader is made, not born! The Modus OperandiSet realistic & achievable goals Focus on the task in hand Be clear what you want to achieve
A leader is made, not born! The Modus OperandiKnow the value of discipline & truth Accept the responsibility for consequence of your action. Never do something that goes against your conscience. Begin & take a task to its completion. Commit with your goal.
Look inwards, know yourself asa person & give yourselfwhatever input needed tobecome a better person. Remember: Where constant striving stretches its arms towards perfection :Rabindranath Togore
Change Management: Leader’s InitiativeFor change, leader will need to be able influence others &bring them around to his way of thinking.
Incorporating changeAttitudinal Change: A Job specific Approach Clarify that attitudinal change that you so desire is a job specific one & nothing personal. Demonstrate how the way that you are advocating work. Keep the job specific nature of the attitudinal change in focus & to highlight it.
Incorporating changeAttitudinal Change: A Job specific Approach Invite suggestions & incorporate a few. Analyze the person & judge the right kind of approach required & then decide on an appropriate approach.
Incorporating changeBe prepared with facts Once you have created an atmosphere of compliance, come out with hard facts to support your stand. Be prepared to defend your stand.
Incorporating changeBe open towards positive suggestions Invite others’ opinions & be willing to listen with an open ear and mind. Treat them on par by valuating their suggestions & trying them out if they sound feasible.
Taking Initiative-A Leader’s Job There is always hesitation when it comes to being the first one to do something.
Taking Initiative-A Leader’s JobSelf Conscience Try to develop a mindset wherein if you are sure about something you just go ahead & do it, not waiting for another person to show you the way.
Taking Initiative-A Leader’s JobSeize the right moment Know when to take the initiative. Develop the knack of being able to seize the right moment & lead the way. Assess yourself & analyze about success. See you have adequate time. Take a stock of resources.
Taking Initiative-A Leader’s JobRight Mindset Be open & perceptive towards sensing a situation where you can take a initiative. Always grab the opportunities. Always attempt to look at situations from different perspectives.
Taking Initiative-A Leader’s JobHandle the obstacles Arm yourself with attitude to think of ways to surmount the blockages. Visualize the task that you are about to perform & then ponder on the possible hurdles.
Taking Initiative-A Leader’s JobKeep an open mind Keep open ears & eyes Be receptive to ideas that you see & hear. Be proactiveInvolve your team Encourage new ideas Delegate task
Problem Solving for LeadersThe only thing that every problem has is a solution!
Problem SolvingTry, Try & Try Till You Succeed The wise learn from others’ experiences and fool from their own”
Problem SolvingBe Objective Tackle the problem objectively. Analyze the facts about it. Pinpoint what went wrong & why. Ask lot of questions both to self & others. Do not let emotion colour your opinions. Listen well.
Problem SolvingHow important the problem is? Give the problem the credit due to it, neither more nor less. Imagine a situation where it is not solved, hypothetical consequences would answer your question.
Problem SolvingBreak down into tasks & delegate Identify the tasks to be performed. Assign the tasks specific people. Give specific requirement & concise directions. Show the way to arrive at the solutions. Beware of being overconfident.
Problem SolvingImplement your solution Always cross check facts & discuss ideas with other people. Once a solution is decided upon, go ahead & implement it. Always test your solution Once they are implemented, monitor them.
Leading Your Team To Success The mark of good leader is his or her ability to lead the team to success!
Leading Your Team To SuccessIntegration of various activities Integrate various activities Various activities means various peoples. Coordinate the activities Integrate them towards desired goals.
Leading Your Team To SuccessThe snowball effect –How to prevent it? Arrest the problem before it grows big Stop the snowball from gaining in size. Anticipate & prepare for problem.
Leading Your Team To SuccessGuide your team to take decisions, don’t make it forthem.Ensure that each individual member of the team knowswhat role to play.Group discussionsGet agreement of the team members on desiredresponsibilities.
Leading Your Team To SuccessA virtual tool Visualize the process of performing the task. Anticipate the possible obstacles that may be encountered. Modify your solution if required.
Handling SubordinateLeadership is all about how well a leader allows his subordinates to grow under his guidance.
Handling Subordinates A good leader does not let his subordinates feel their inferiority. The subordinates should be aware of are the positive qualities of the leader & which, in fact, had led to the position that he is in.
Handling SubordinatesSome oxymoron of leadership An oxymoron is a figure of speech in English, where two apparently opposing words are used together to create the effect of emphasis. (Boss or a Leader) Treating subordinates with respect & affection is in no way a compromise on leadership qualities.
Handling SubordinatesSympathy & Empathy Do not use sympathy as a ploy to achieve your end; it will eventually show. Sympathy & Empathy must be genuine. Genuineness can achieve much more than a well planned out strategy can.
Handling SubordinatesPower within power Know that single person can not know or do everything. Delegate the tasks. Get done the task.
Handling SubordinatesIt does not hurt to give credit & power where it is due(without) hurting your position) and you have taughtone chapter on the true colours of leader.
Vinod Bidwaik is a seasoned HR professional with more than 14 years of experience in HR with 10 years of leadership experience in big Indian and Multinationals industries, viz: manufacturing, media, automobile and life science & material science companies. Vinod is currently working with DSM India Pvt Ltd as Country Head –HR for engineering plastics division. He is also a part of India Management Team of DSM India. DSM is the part of Royal DSM NV, life science and material science company. He has wide experience in Indian and MNCs like M & M, Semperit Group and Sakaal Media Group on senior level positions. He has rich experience in HR and IR. He has an expertise working on Greenfield projects and establishing HR department.Vinod is fully professional, pro-active, innovative & creative minded HR professional with having business acumen. He partners therole of business HR partner and his organizations (past and current) witnessed the persistent growth through aligned talentmanagement practices. He is well experienced in implementing conceptual & innovative HR practices. Vinod has closely workedwith CEOs, COOs, Business Heads and Functional Heads. He handled manpower of 1000-3000 during tenure with differentcompanies.He has an expertise working on Greenfield projects and establishing HR department. He implemented various HR practices; ODinterventions in his organizations. During his tenure with Semperit, the company was awarded for Best Innovative HR Practicesduring 2002 by NIPM.Balanced scorecard, Employee engagements, Implementation of Global HR practices, global compensation and benefits andtalent management are his areas of expertise.He holds Master degree in Personnel Management, Diploma in Production Management. He is a regular writer for variousmanagement journals like BMA Review, Human Factor and other management Journals. He writes regular columns in variousnewspapers on management and development. He is also a life member of Bombay Management Association and holds varioushonorary positions in different associations.His blog http://vinodtbidwaik.blogspot is well ready by all spheres of professional.Disclaimer: Views expressed here are his own views and do not represent his organizations(current & past) views.