Published on November 22, 2013
BY…. o o o o J. Jagan S. Krishnaraj A. Mohamed Shaik Yusuf D. Manikandan
Outline What is Leadership? Who is a Leader? Ingredients of a good leader Is Leader and Boss same? Myths about Leadership Qualities of a good leader Types of Leadership Leadership Qualities to be learnt from famous personalities
What is Leadership? o o Organizing a group of people or a team to achieve a common goal Ability to direct the people in the right direction
WHO IS A LEADER?
Who is a Leader? A leader is a one, who o Knows the way o Goes the way o Shows the way
INGREDIENTS OF A GOOD LEADER
Ingredients of a good leader A good teacher Doesn‟t put down his/her team Gets the most from them Works with the framework of rules
WHO IS A LEADER? WHO IS A BOSS?
Who is a Leader? Who is a Boss? Boss/Manager Focus on things Do things right Organize Direct/Instruct Control the team An assigned position Leader Focus on people Do the right things Influence Inspire/Motivate Build the team An achieved position
Myths about Leadership A leader may/mayn‟t have a formal authority Persons who are leaders in one situation mayn‟t necessarily be the leaders in other situations The qualities of a leader are demonstrated from his/her behaviour, not their position
Myths about Leadership There is no any written rigid rule for being a leader The style of a leader depends on his/her Philosophy Personality Past experience
Myths about Leadership o A Leader need not possess sound technical platform Statistics……………. o 75% of US presidents were in the bottom half of their school classes o More than 50% of all CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies had ‘C’ averages in college o About 50% of all Millionaires, Entrepreneurs had not finished their graduation
QUALITIES OF A GOOD LEADER
Qualities/Traits of a good leader “Leadership is not just one quality But, rather a blend of qualities”
1….Self-knowledge Leadership begins with selfknowledge Ask you the question, “What do you know about yourself as a leader?” It is said that, “Self-knowledge is the basis for character; Character is the root of integrity; Integrity provides the foundation for Leadership”
COMMUNICATION …..Without it you travel alone….
2….Communication Communication is the heart of leadership Involves Listening, Speaking, Feedback Build good rapport with your team members Communicate effectively, “It is not what you say, but also how you say”
3….Personality Should have attractive and pleasing personality Honesty,Sincerity,Humility,Dignity Inspire people through your words and action
MOTIVATION AND SELF-C0NFIDENCE
4….Motivation and Self-confidence Have self-confidence Instil them to others by motivating them It is said that, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in their leader; A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves”
5….Emotional Intelligence Be emotionally stable and shouldn‟t lose your temper at any stage Should have good Presence of Mind Need mental toughness since no one can lead without being criticized/discouraged
RESPONSIBILITY AND DECISION-MAKING
6….Responsibility and Decision-making Take the responsibility and always try be an initiator Have enough courage to accept the failure Should be able to judge one‟s decision and say …..This will work …..This won‟t
KNOW YOUR TEAM WELL
7….Patience and Knowing your team well Be patient enough to collect the feedback and suggestions from your team Know the „plus‟ and „minus‟ of each individual in your team Make your plans public and provide them good guidance It is said that, “The ears of the leader must ring with the voices of the people”
DON’T ASK THEM TO DO, MAKE THEM TO DO
8….Don’t ask them to do, Make them to do When the best leader‟s work is done, the people say, "we did it ourselves” The job a leader today is not to create followers; it is to create more leaders It is said that, “Give me a fish, I‟ll live for a day Teach me to fish, I‟ll live for lifetime”
9….Focus Concentrate on your task without mood-swings Haste makes waste….So deal everything on the basis of one-at-atime Prioritise the “To-do” list Hard-work and Persistence are your two eyes It is said that, “Winners never quit; Quitters never win”
10….Holding-court quality An unique quality which can‟t be taught Ability to keep the eyes of the people sticked on you CHARISMA—ability to uniquely inspire people
TYPES OF LEADERS
Types of Leaders Leader by position/power achieved Leader by personality and charisma Leader by moral example Leader because of the ability to accomplish things
Leadership Styles o o o o o Autocratic Leadership Bureaucratic Leadership Laissez-Faire Leadership Democratic Leadership Transformational Leadership
Autocratic Leadership Retains the power and decisionmaking authority Do not consult staff nor allowed to participate Expects his/her team to obey without questioning
Bureaucratic Leadership Leads “by the book” Doesn‟t think on his/her own Does things according to the procedure or policy He/She is mere a police officer and not a leader
Laissez-faire Leadership o This means „let it be‟... o The leader doesn‟t care about his team o Detached and far removed from the people he/she is supposed to serve o Goes in his/her own way and lets his/her men proceed in their own ways
Democratic Leadership More recommended style Also called as Participative style Encourages the team to be a part of decision-making Keeps the team informed about everything that affects their work and shares responsibilities
Democratic Leadership Develops plans to help the team members evaluate their own performance Recognizes and encourages personal and group achievements To say shortly, it is the leadership “For the people; By the people; Of the people”
Transformational Leadership The leader has Charisma(ability to uniquely inspire people) Inspire people with words, personality and thoughts Make changes happen in self and others Extremely powerful and hard to teach
LEADERSHIP QUALITIES TO BE LEARNT FROM SOME FAMOUS PERSONALITIES
Mahatma Gandhiji A self-less and honest leader Lord Mountbatten remarked him as “One-man boundary force” With his charismatic leadership style, he won Independence He had led many social movements like o Salt Satyagraha o Non-cooperation movement o And many Boycotts
Gandhian Management When he initiated compromise between two opponents—he was a GOOD MEDIATOR When he applied his qualities of truth,love and non-violence—he was an AUTOCRAT When he gave procedural details to accomplish a goal—he was a BUREAUCRAT
Vision “I have nothing new to teach the world; Truth and Non-violence are as old as the hills”
Adolf Hitler Austrian-born German politician Leader of Nazi‟s Responsible for starting World War-II Served as a German soldier in WW-I Took leadership in WW-II and aimed to provide stronger government
Achievements German military power seemed unstoppable during WW-II Successfully invaded more than 10 countries with his brilliant strategic planning Ultimate Autocrat and a Dictator “Had a vision of expanding Germany into Russia and terminate Jews”
Vision Expanding Germany into Russia and terminating Jews from Germany
Abraham Lincoln “The greatness of Napolean,Caesar,Washington is moonlight to the sun of LINCOLN” Leo Tolstoy 16th President of USA Self-educated man Faced many failures before becoming the President
Qualities Best Democratic Leader Had strong belief in his principles Graduated as a Lawyer Skilled in everything from Wrestler to Orator
Vision Government is “For the people; By the people; Of the people”
Indira Gandhi Known as “Iron Lady of India” Charismatic Political Leader Elected as Prime Minister for 4 times Described as “Architect of Modern India”
Achievements Nationalisation of banks Took good decision during Indo-Pak war World‟s longest serving woman Prime Minister Launching of India‟s first satellite Development in Nuclear Technology
WHY LEADERSHIP QUALITIES ARE MORE STRESSED THESE DAYS?
India……A nation of Youth o About 45% of Indian population is YOUTH o The Hindu says, “India is set to become the YOUNGEST COUNTRY by 2020” o But still deficient of efficient leaders
UNITED WE STAND; DIVIDED WE FALL Without good leadership and good leaders, it is impossible to achieve the goals of nation
WANTED ????????? GOOD LEADERS
TODAY’S YOUTH ARE TOMORROW’S LEADERS
LEADERSHIP IS NOT A DIFFICULT TASK JUST ‘4’ THINGS
Have enough COURAGE to initiate and take RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop STRATEGIES to ACCOMPLISH the task
Be CHARISMATIC and direct your team to the final DESTINATION
FINALLY……… LEADERSHIP is not what you do TO PEOPLE; LEADERSHIP is what you do WITH PEOPLE
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE
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