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20100610 Think Like a Leader - Vivekananda Inst. of Human Excellence, Ramakrishan Math, Hyd.


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A special presentation made for the programme on Leadership Training, conducted by the Vivekananda Institute of Human Excellence, Ramakrishna Math, Hyderabad.

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20100610 Think Like a Leader - Vivekananda Inst. of Human Excellence, Ramakrishan Math, Hyd.

  1. 1. Think ?
  2. 2. ? Think Like a L E A D E R Prof. V. Viswanadham
  3. 3. Think What do you Want to be in your life ?
  4. 4. Do you want to become a follower ?
  5. 5. Do you want to become a LEADER ?
  6. 6. Why ?
  7. 7. L eader is one who ‘ knows the way’, ‘ shows the way’ and ‘ goes the way’ and leads you to SUCCESS.
  8. 8. 13 Signs of a LEADER
  9. 9. 1 of 13 Signs of a LEADER VISION It’s a terrible thing to see, and have no vision. ~ Helen Keller VISION is knowing where they are going, what they want to accomplish, their commitment to bringing others along – so compelling that inspires others to participate in the fulfillment of the vision
  10. 10. 2 of 13 Signs of a LEADER DISCIPLINE Discipline is the BRIDGE between Goals and Accomplishments Leaders are disciplined individuals. They exemplify focus and commitment. They walk the talk.
  11. 11. 3 of 13 Signs of a LEADER EMOTIONAL STRENGTH He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, and He who rules his spirit, than he who captures a city. Leaders anticipate challenges and are not derailed by obstacles. They are not easily shaken, remain strong when things get tough.
  12. 12. 4 of 13 Signs of a LEADER EXPERIENCE Good judgment comes from experience; Experience comes from bad judgment. Leaders carefully and consciously accumulate experience – observing others and themselves. Develop the ability to differentiate between activity and accomplishment, between efficiency and effectiveness.
  13. 13. 5 of 13 Signs of a LEADER RESPECT Respect is LOVE in plain clothes. Leaders respect and get respected. They earn respect because of their qualities and do not demand it.
  14. 14. 6 of 13 Signs of a LEADER PEOPLE SKILLS Knowing how to deal with people, how to respond, etc. Leaders are friends even to the unfriendly. Treating people with respect and dignity, they connect with others on a personal and emotional level.
  15. 15. 7 of 13 Signs of a LEADER MOMENTUM AND TIMING Knowing the terrain and the task, knowing whether it is uphill or downhill; knowing when to act. Leaders know when to speed up and when to slow down, if necessary. When to strike and when to retreat. With a great strategy, they develop great followers.
  16. 16. 8 of 13 Signs of a LEADER LIVE WITH MORALS AND VALUES People will sense your integrity, will respect your opinion and willingly follow you.
  17. 17. 9 of 13 Signs of a LEADER MAINTAIN A POSITIVE ATTITUDE People get attracted to a positive attitude. You start attracting, Happiness and exciting possibilities.
  18. 18. 10 of 13 Signs of a LEADER EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION SKILLS People get attracted. Your listening skills, along with verbal and non-verbal skills must attract and maintain your Leadership.
  19. 19. 11 of 13 Signs of a LEADER CREATING AND SUSTAINING MOTIVATION People get attracted. Motivate them to get Self-motivated.
  20. 20. 12 of 13 Signs of a LEADER WILLINGNESS TO ADMIT AND LEARN FROM FAILURES People appreciate your honesty; improves your image, retains position and leads to regaining control and success.
  21. 21. 13 of 13 Signs of a LEADER WILLINGNESS TO LEARN CONTINUTOUSLY AND PURSUE EXCELLENCE Love to learn and love to teach. Pursuing Excellence inspires and further improves your chances of success.
  22. 22. Please name some outstanding LEADERS
  23. 23. LEADERS
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  29. 29. 10 CRITICAL LEADERSHIP MISTAKES <ul><li>Power hungry </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t delegate the powers </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Unwilling to lead by example </li></ul><ul><li>Won’t accept others’ ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Blaming others </li></ul><ul><li>Not watching their talkback </li></ul><ul><li>Taking credit for others’ ideas </li></ul><ul><li>Not surrounding themselves with good people. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Dont’s ( X ) 1. Don’t sacrifice quality for quantity of production. 2. Don’t criticise your sub-ordinate in front of others. Do so, if necessary, separately. 3. Don’t shout at your sub-ordinates; don’t use abusive language. LEADERSHIP AND MAN MANAGEMENT SKILLS
  31. 31. 4. Don’t become so intimate and friendly with your sub-ordinate that you can’t exercise your authority when needed. 5. Don’t take credit for the sub-ordinate’s work or achievements. Give due credit to him. 6. Don’t depend on or refer to HRD/Personnel Department for all human-related problems. Think you are the HRD/Personnel person in your department.
  32. 32. 7. Don’t get carried away by mischievous elements who complain on others. Take decisions based on facts and data. 8. Don’t kill ideas of your sub-ordinates; don’t discourage or ridicule their suggestions. (Avoid ‘Do it as I say’ attitude). 9. Don’t disturb the work priorities of your sub- ordinates as much as possible.
  33. 33. 10. Don’t be aggressive or submissive; be assertive. 11. Don’t keep grudges and settle scores with your sub-ordinates. (‘I’ll teach him a lesson’ attitude). 12. Don’t say that every job is urgent; your ‘urgency’ loses its value.
  34. 34. <ul><li>Don’t under-supervise </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. giving a job to sub-ordinate and not checking the progress periodically) </li></ul><ul><li>or over-supervise </li></ul><ul><li>(i.e. giving a job and following up constantly). </li></ul>14. Don’t postpone decisions. 15. Don’t be inconsistent in your moods and decisions.
  35. 35. 16. Don’t kiss the top (being a ‘yes boss’ to your supervisors) and kick the bottom (shouting and being rude to your sub- ordinates). 17. Don’t compare one sub-ordinate with the other. In case you have to, do so tactfully. 18. Don’t be egoistic.
  36. 36. 19. Don’t demand respect; but command respect. 20. Don’t always use your positional power (power and authority given to you by your organisation); use personal power (based on your job knowledge, skills and good human relations).
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