BEING A LEADER

BEING A LEADER

Everyone of us wants to be a leader. How can we be a leader? Leadership is not available a corner shop to go and buy for ourselves. Then how can you be a leader? This is a question to be answered by yourself.

What’s Leadership? Leadership critical to every company. Team members need someone to look to, learn from and thrive with.

Every Leader has his own style and strategy. You can be a leader by learning and getting trained. It’s quality of your way of being which you can build by training yourself.

Leadership is not the designation it’s your choice. It is you who takes responsibility and accountability of something and start working on and making it happen. Inside of this you will train teams who can execute and accomplish that task. This is critical as some time the results may not  be as desired. Leader takes the risk and make it happen.

Effective leader is someone who does the followings,

  • Creating the vision of the future
  • Inspires team members to engage in that vision
  • Creates and manages to accomplish that vision
  • Coaches and builds the team to be effective to accomplish the created vision
  • Takes risk to lead and train everyone to build on for fulfilling the vision
  • Creates leaders to lead independently

Leadership Quotes :

  • Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.  – Robin S. Sharma
  • People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.  – Theodore Roosevelt
  • Leadership is unlocking people’s potential to become better.  – Bill Bradley
  • The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. – Ralph Nader
  • Leadership – leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses.- Mitt Romney
  • No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it. –  Andrew Carnegie
  • Leadership is a privilege to better the lives of others. It is not an opportunity to satisfy personal greed. –  Mwai Kibaki

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Having a effective Meeting

HAVING A EFFECTIVE MEETING

How can we have effective meetings in the organisation? Many times we think of something and something else happens at the meetings. Let’s look at how can we make the meetings effective.

Set the agenda 

It’s really very important to set the agenda for the meeting. As that’s the key points to discuss in the meeting. Without any points you will spend more time without knowing what to discuss. Look at who are suppose to attend the meeting. What is the outcome of the meeting you are setting up?

Set start and end time

Timing for the meeting can be thought much before the meeting, based on the agenda to discuss you can clearly see how much time do you need for the meeting. Intimate the timings each member who will be attending the meeting. That will give clarity to everyone about the agenda and the timings. So that everyone can schedule their other activities.

Conclude the accomplishments of the meeting

Keep some time scheduled in the meeting for the conclusions of the meeting. That will have everyone to to get present to what’s being discussed, what new actions are scheduled and what future needs to be accomplished further.

Points to Notes

  • Keeping things simple and clear will have workability for everyone.
  • Acknowledge the team members for their accomplishments and anything pending to from each one to get present at the start of the meeting
  • Have ground rules for the participation in the meeting
  • Have a clear future to be accomplished for the organisation and also what needs to be accomplished in the meeting