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Decoding Leadership


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By Pravin Rajpal

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Decoding Leadership

  1. 1. Decoding LEADERSHIP
  2. 2. <ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Both - organizational learning and personal learning are </li></ul><ul><li>extremely important for achieving the highest standards of excellence. Learning can result in enhancing value to customers, developing new opportunities and overall business performance. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  3. 3. <ul><li>Execution </li></ul><ul><li>Execution is the most important aspect of leadership, failing which all the plans and projects remain simply on papers. Leadership must act fast and expect others to act fast as well. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  4. 4. <ul><li>Agility </li></ul><ul><li>Success in today’s ever changing, globally competitive environment demands ‘AGILITY’ – a capacity for rapid change and flexibility. Organizations face ever-shorter cycles for new products & services and prompt responsiveness to changing dynamics keeps the organization miles ahead of the competition. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  5. 5. <ul><li>Daring </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders must be daring and courageous. </li></ul><ul><li>Different </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders must relentlessly follow the policy of being different. They must have different products, different business models, different work-style and different strategies to stay ahead and sustain the competitive advantages. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  6. 6. <ul><li>Excellence always </li></ul><ul><li>Nothing less than ‘EXCELLENCE’ should be provided to the customers. Similarly nothing less than ‘excellent’ should be expected from the work force and suppliers. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  7. 7. Risk taking Leaders must have the ability of taking well informed and calculated risks. E A D E R S H I P L
  8. 8. <ul><li>Soft skills </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders must have ‘soft skills’ to get the best out of people. They must develop passionate people and lead by using the emotional quotient. They must generate lot of excitement and enthusiasm. They must truly inspire people and become their role models. They must genuinely share their joys and sorrows. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  9. 9. <ul><li>Hard skills </li></ul><ul><li>Leaders must possess ‘hard skills’ as well. They must set the targets and demand excellent performance. They must act with authority when the situation demands. They must hold others accountable for the desired results. They must balance the soft and hard skills very well to derive the desired results. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  10. 10. <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation should be the top most priority of a leader for succeeding in the 21 st century. Innovation differentiates between the leaders and the followers. Leaders must focus on developing new products and services. They must encourage lot of creativity and out-of-the-box thinking. They must also encourage people to experiment, fail, but succeed finally. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L
  11. 11. <ul><li>Privilege </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is a great privilege to better the lives of others. </li></ul><ul><li>Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Great leadership is – ‘Great performance delivered.’ Performance is the ultimate measure of the effectiveness of leadership. Leaders must deliver the desired results for the customers, people, stake-holders and the society at large. </li></ul>E A D E R S H I P L