Leadership

How to develop empathy in workplace?
Leadership, Managing People, Organisational development

How to develop empathy in workplace?

https://youtu.be/IvaL9P3t8No Paul Robinson shares an insight on developing empathy in the workplace Empathy is the bedrock of intimacy and close connection; in its absence, relationships remain emotionally shallow, defined largely by mutual interests or shared activities. Empathy is the ability to experience and relate to the motives, emotions or experience of others. It’s your ability to step into someone else’s shoes, be aware of their feelings and understand their needs. According to Dr. Daniel Goleman, it is one of the five key components of EQ (emotional intelligence) and the one that is most critical in developing and retaining employees. People who score low on empathy have concern only about themselves. When you are disrespectful, interruptive, bullying, making fun of ot...
Leadership

Managers to Leaders

Managers to leaders-21 ways to make the transition My profession as a keynote speaker takes me to several corporate gatherings every year. This gives me a deeper glimpse at the very fabric of organizational co-ordinance between managers and people. Great organizations know that the internal growth of the organization is in the development of its leaders at all levels, but the irony is that organizations develop managers to step into the shoes of leaders. Those shoes do not fit well, because managers are quite different from leaders. A lot of people think the words manager and leader are interchangeable.  They are not.  Leaders manage, but managers do not always lead.  In fact, most times managers are not leaders.  First of all leaders do not hate their job while ...
Why leaders listen to their people?
Leadership, Managing People

Why leaders listen to their people?

Great leaders are good listeners; they pay attention to their people’s ideas Great leaders are good listeners. They are no more the answering machines, which means, people with all the answers; instead they are the questioning machines, i.e. people who can lead with questions and get answers from their followers. Today’s knowledge workers are capable of lots of good ideas. Leaders of successful organizations know how to tap into the ideas of its people. Late C.K Prahalad once said: “Some leaders are like banyan tree. Nothing grows under them.” Great leaders are committed to people development. They are committed to developing the next generation leaders. They influence their followers to aspire, act and achieve greater heights. But on the other hand the banyan tree approach&nbs...
Ten Roles of a CEO
Leadership

Ten Roles of a CEO

To be a CEO, a leader must undertake several roles that complete and compliment the overall functions of leadership. These roles are vital to bring about efficacy at work. In the industrial era, leadership was about command and control, but in this information era, leadership is about inspiration, empowerment and strategic direction. The following are the ten most important roles a CEO must undertake to become a high performing leader. The number one role is of # The Chief Visionary Great CEOs are visionaries. They have the ability to peek into the future and take a glimpse at the coming attractions. They foresee before the followers could and they envision future scenarios that are both favorable and unfavorable. On a professional level, becoming a visionary means to act like...
Hallmarks of great leadership
Leadership

Hallmarks of great leadership

Great leaders are nice people too!! Great leaders don’t get to the top by accident. They get there by design. When you are nice, warm and approachable, you become a ‘likeable’ leader. To add on, if you have the capabilities of a leader, then you will make the terrific combo that no follower can resist. Some of the best leaders have some common qualities and traits that set them apart from the rest. # Leaders are Great listeners Great leaders are great listeners. Listening is a skill that you can only develop if you have utmost respect to another person. You can respect a person only if you value that person and you can find value in people only if you are humble by nature. Jim Collins states in his book ‘Good to Great’, that Humility or modesty is the fifth level of leadership an...