Leadership is in the eyes of other people; it is they who proclaim you as a leader. • Carrie Gilstrap, • Hewlett-Packard2/5/2012
Exercise• Rank the animals individually in order of your personal preference• lion,• dog,• Parrot• elephant.
Numeric Value• How you want others who are significant in your life to perceive you• How you think others actually perceive you• How you would like to be perceived by others in future• How you truly want to be – without worrying about what others in your life think about you
Interpretation• Let’s say someone lists order of preference as: Lion, elephant, dog and parrot. It means the person wants others to perceive him with lion like qualities. These qualities are dominance, detachment, aloofness, decisive and proactive. The person however believes he is perceived by others with elephant like qualities. These qualities are passive nature, tolerance, calm, strong, controlled and so on.
What do you look for and admire in a leader, someone whose direction you would willingly follow?2/5/2012
Steve Jobs: 10 Lessons in Leadership• Simplify• The Power of "No"• Money Is Overvalued• Its not What You Say; Its How You Say It• Recognize Good Ideas• Shun the Majority• Eat Your Own Lunch• Strive for Perfection• Small Teams• Follow Your Heart
The leadership principles of Infosys’s Narayana Murthy• Adversity• Value• Enhancing trust• Governance• Managerial remuneration• • Fairness with respect to the compensation of other employees • Transparency with respect to shareholders and employees • Accountability with respect to linking compensation with corporate performance• Integrity
Credibility is the foundation of leadership.2/5/2012
The Kouzes-Posner First Law of Leadership If you don’t believe in the messenger, you won’t believe the message.2/5/2012
High Management CredibilityWhen people perceive theirimmediate manager to have highcredibility, they are significantlymore likely to ––• Be proud to tell others they’re part of the organization• Feel a strong sense of team spirit2/5/2012
High Management Credibility, Cont’d • See their own personal values as consistent with those of the organization • Feel attached and committed to the organization • Have a sense of ownership of the organization2/5/2012
Low Management CredibilityWhen constituents perceive theirmanager to have low credibility,they are more likely to –– • Produce only if they’re watched carefully • Be motivated primarily by money2/5/2012
Low Management Credibility, Cont’d.• Say good things about the organization publicly, but criticize it privately• Consider looking for another job if the organization experiences problems• Feel unsupported and unappreciated2/5/2012