“No Man Should Be In A Management Position Who Wants to Look Smart at Expense of others.” – Peter Drucker
Toxic culture is not very unusual in the corporate world.
From backstabbing and brash bosses to manipulating coworkers trying to sabotage your work, sometimes office politics may be exhausting. Most of the time, employees try to avoid the game revolving around the power and relationships within the work environment. But, sometimes they get trapped in this sticky and tricky web. Besides the fact that employees have to groom themselves to maneuver in such a work environment for long-term survival, it is their leader’s duty, to train employees on how to deal with it.
As I was winding up a career webinar three months ago, a curious college student asked, “Is there a formula to be recognized as an iconic leader?”
“You have to exercise your choice to be formulaic or iconic”, I responded to her resolutely.
Of course, there are recommended and established traits to be a good corporate leader. Corporate Icons who garner a huge fan following have been different. Their actions did not conform to an established equation.
Several researches conducted in the last decade suggest that Resilience is one of the key attributes of successful leaders. Resilience can help you face challenges, navigate obstacles, and thrive in your role. What more? It can also aid you lead your team and your business to superlative results.
Standing Ovation – Packed Halls – Frenzied Admirers – Charismatic speakers!
If asked to list the most influential speakers transcending latitudes and longitudes, you will get them right. Think about them for a moment.
What makes them a roaring success on the stage? Humor, tone, gestures, charisma, language, wisdom- The reasons extend longer than your monthly shopping bill printed at the neighborhood supermarket
Let’s face it. The winds of change can be felt through an emerging communication medium, that’s hard to ignore. Webinars have become the flavor of the season. Do you know that the ON24 survey revealed that 75% use webinars to build their brand?
How speakers mastermind a webinar will dictate whether brands create a history or become history.
I am often asked, ‘Will automation be a challenge to my role?”. This question comes from the employees in the IT and BPO sectors. I counter with another- “Do you realize that automation has impacted you already?”
Think and list down every automated system that made your life easier.
Reaching out to our teams has never been so easy. Instant messaging channel has massively helped to fast track responses in organizations. Report linker survey has found that 43% of employees use instant messaging apps for business communication. With the shift in knowledge economy it is no longer ‘Business@ Speed of Thought’. Businesses are conducted @ speed of bandwidth. Anyone can reach everyone anytime.
Yet, how many of this ‘everyone’ like being engaged? The reality depends on how many experience the human touch.
Leaders dominate their domains. They surmount challenges. Truly speaking, how do they confront them? Not all alone, all the time. They get their teams aligned. So far, this is good going.
Here comes a shocking revelation! Not all leaders are fully equipped to take on challenges few years ahead. The narrative is changing.
What could happen to businesses when leaders can no longer orchestrate teams and deliver? What is the fate of leaders when their tricks run out of gas?
Before we delve into answers, let us deeply reflect the driving force –a seismic shift in workforce is impending. A recent Fortune article forecasted that millenials will be 75% of the Global workforce by 2025. This is a bigger challenge that limits leaders’ capacity to handle challenges. What worked until now will not be effective down the line. Leaders are in dire need for an upgrade.
‘Father of Your Team’ authored by Dr.Venkat has garnered a number of massive milestones-
Leaders learn all through their life. Learning all through the life shapes a leader. A survey revealed that most CEOs read 60 books a year. Experimenting with that learning amplifies their accomplishments. Every book does not offer something entirely new. Yet they help leaders reflect on the past and refuel their future. At times, the most impressive lessons are indirect.
A disaster offers lessons that few library membership cards cannot, only if you are willing to introspect. Get ready to ruminate on the five leadership lessons from Covid-19. At the end of this article, you will realize that these lessons will stay years after the virus lost its significance.
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