Fear of Failure – while taking on leadership initiatives

  Fear of failure – leadership In our survey analysis, fear of failure came across as the biggest factor in deterring someone from taking up challenging initiatives as a leader. Generally people tend to settle down into a zone of comfort.  Taking up a leadership initiative is equivalent to stepping out of the comfort zone.  …

Leading turnaround culture change – My personal experience

Culture change at a bank Every so often you will draw the short straw and get an unenviable assignment where you would need to orchestrate a turnaround culture change.  The department or the team would be in shambles.  Nothing will seem right and you will feel depressed.  There will be negative attitudes all around and …

5 steps for a leader to bring about organizational change

Bring about organizational change This post continues with leadership and how to bring about organizational change.  Last week’s story dwelt on introducing a small change in the team or the environment, leading to a leadership quick-win.  Such a quick-win establishes credibility, helps the team taste success and instills confidence in the team that bigger challenges …

How to develop inspirational leadership qualities

“Ian”spirational captain – Ian Chappell Continuing with our leadership survey results, inspirational leadership qualities is another key aspect of effective leaders.  I remember playing in the second division of a league a few years ago.  We were a first division team but poor performance the previous year relegated us to the lower division.  The poor …

12 Valuable Business Leadership Lessons from Narayana Murthy

N.R. Narayana Murthy The best way to train oneself to become an effective leader is to follow an effective leader.  One of the most successful entrepreneurs and a truly acclaimed leader has written such a heartfelt and instructive letter that it can be mined for highly valuable business leadership lessons. Chairman Emeritus of Infosys, N. R. …

12 effective tips for training managers to become leaders

Important vs Urgent matrix Most leaders are good managers, but the converse is not always true.  Some very efficient managers fail in bridging the gap towards becoming effective leaders.  While charisma, looks and a magnetic personality play a small part in the physical make-up of a leader, there are some conscious attributes that can be …