Summary of leadership presentation (Leadership Primer)

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This is a personal understanding of the presentation called Leadership Primer. The intent is to share the quick learnings with emerging leaders.

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Summary of leadership presentation (Leadership Primer)

  1. 1. Leadership Primer Reference - http://www.slideshare.net/hempaz/Colin-Powell-Leadership-Primer Quick Summary of Presentation for Emerging Leaders Yeshraj Singh
  2. 2. Recognize <ul><li>Lesson 1 - Reward a creative & productive person making differential performance. </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 2 - Reward a well tried failure </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 3 - Reward for daring attitude, risk, speed and agility </li></ul>
  3. 3. Act with efficiency & speed <ul><li>Lesson 4 - No blind obedience to anyone, encourage everyone’s evolution </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 5 - Implement ideas rapidly and efficiently, challenge the process hindering the speed </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 6 - Don’t wait for official blessing to try out the things, Do it unless explicitly told “NO” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Foster informal & open culture <ul><li>Lesson 7 – Proactively take steps to solve problems as they emerge </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 8 - Create an environment where the best, the brightest, the most creative are attracted & retained </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 9 - Titles means nothing, real power is the capacity to influence and inspire </li></ul>
  5. 5. Be a change <ul><li>Lesson 10 - Challenge old, comfortable ways of doing things </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 11 - Leaders honor their core values, but they are flexible in how they execute them </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 12 – Have a attitude to change the things, achieving awesome goals, and being the best </li></ul>
  6. 6. Be vigilant <ul><li>Lesson 13 – Hire people with integrity, judgment, energy, balance, and the drive to get things done </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 14 - Keep It Simple, Stupid </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 15 – Take a decision, if you have enough information to be more than 40% right. Don’t wait till 100% information, procrastination in the name of reducing risk actually increases risk </li></ul>
  7. 7. Empower <ul><li>Lesson 16 - Shift the power and the financial accountability to the folks who are bringing in the beans </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 17 – Have a work life balance </li></ul><ul><li>Lesson 18 - As you create an informal, open, collaborative culture, prepare to be lonely </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Leadership is the art of accomplishing </li></ul><ul><li>more than the science of management </li></ul>

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