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Leadership in 150 seconds 1


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A presentation by an author who is known for his books based on leadership. Popular among youngsters who have just started their career.

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Leadership in 150 seconds 1

  2. 2. PRINCIPLE-1 LEADERS ARE BORN AS WELL AS MADE “leaders aren’t born, they are made” -Vince LombardiAbility of leadership consists of skills and traits.“Skills” can be learnt and mastered eg. Organizationalskills, delegation, discipline are all learnable skills.Traits can only be gradually imbibed. People are bornwith some traits eg. Tact and diplomacy, charisma, desireto learn, creativity.You have to give yourself time. Don’t attempt to becomea great leader overnight.Events and challenges throw up great leaders. Secondworld war produced great military and political leaders likeWinston Churchill, Eisenhower, Montgomery.Training programs mentoring and books help inbecoming good leaders.
  3. 3. PRINCIPLE-2 “Most pathetic person is someone who has sight but has no vision” - Hellen Keller Vision is fundamental to leadership.Vision is not a dream but a reality which needs to comeinto existence.Vision of the leader gives a sense of direction to theorganization.Compelling reason of the leader needs to be put inwords, which then becomes the organizational goal andvision.Vision should be short. Google’s vision is “ To provideaccess to the worlds information in one click”-Only tenwords.Vision must be backed by hard work to accomplish it.
  4. 4. PRINCIPLE-3 LIVE ,THINK AND ACT LIKE A LEADER “Anyone who has never made a mistake, has never tried something new” - Albert EinsteinLook at yourself in a mirror everyday and imagineyourself as a leader.You must bring change and the first change must be inyou-To think you are a leader.If you have an idea then speak about it.Capture the imagination of others by thinking different.You will waste resources if you do not act on yourthoughts. Indian army took forty years to make their fullsleeves shirts(sleeves folded) into half sleeves.They could have saved two million meter cloth everyyear, that is the power of action.
  5. 5. PRINCIPLE-4 COMMUNICATION-AN ART YOU MUST LEARN “great speakers are not born, they are trained” -Dale CarnegieContent is the king. So work and collect material on whatyou are going to speak.Constantly update about your own field, specialization, &domain.Do your home work. prepare all details before a meeting.Structure your thoughts, break each part in to sub partstill things are crystal clear to you.Be brief and speak with conviction. You should soundgenuine.Add a dash of humor.It can work wonders.Practice, practice and practice – rehearsing pays.
  6. 6. PRINCIPLE-5 PREGNANT MINDS-CREATIVITY “Imagination is more important than knowledge” - Albert EinsteinConceive, nurture, deliver- that’s what a pregnant minddoes.Innovation need not to be totally a new idea.Innovation is simply something different from others.Creativity is a part of life and not an engineered process.So think you are creative.Metaphoric thinking brings creativity. This is an analogyto explain an idea by use of a word. Eg.“I slept like a log”Broaden your experience by reading on different subjectsand be prepared to make mistakes.New ideas always have fog around it.
  7. 7. PRINCIPLE-6 SENSE OF JUDGMENT IS VERY IMPORTANTGood judgment comes from experience, experience comes from bad judgment. -Bob PackwoodA leader needs to judge and gauge, people, situationsand problems.For a good leader like a pilot, judgment is moreimportant than controlling instruments.Judging a person is a most important task of a leader andthe most difficult one.Humans are complex creatures with many masks, therefore difficult to judge.Assess a complex situation on your gut instinct.Overanalysis sometimes leads to paralysis.Political and business decisions usually depend uponappreciation and judgment.
  8. 8. PRINCIPLE-7 WIT AND HUMOR “Without humor you cannot run a sweet shop, let alone a nation” -John BuchanHumor gives you a pleasant disposition and costs younothing.Humor should be used with caution. Never at someoneelse’s cost.Bosses having sense of humor are liked by others.Must use humor keeping in mind the situation.Humor and wit(intelligence) go hand in hand and are apowerful tool for success. Akbar-Birbal stories are full of witand humor – yet convey great thoughts .Humor must be cleverly used in presentations anddiscussions.
  9. 9. PRINCIPLE-8 NO POLITICS PLEASE “In war you can be killed only once, in politics many times” - Sir Winston ChurchillPolitics in the organization is a leadership function.It refers to the manipulation of people, power, position tosecure promotions & favors.In the process you piss off many people, hurt some andalso make some enemies.Politics sinks not only people but also organizations.If you have politics, people in your organization will spendmore time covering their ass rather than working.Politics always starts from top and the leader is totallyresponsible for it.You have to do nothing as a leader not to play politics!Just done play politics.
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