Ten ways to make a solid first impression

Distinguish yourself Effective leaders follow a certain template whenever they take on a new assignment or lead a new team.   I have witnessed firsthand some very successful leaders and found a pattern in how they start setting things in motion.  They make a solid first impression. I have found ten behavioral aspects that distinguish effective …

Listening with Impact

Listening Listening, both active and empathetic listening are important tools for effective leadership.  Practicing and making listening a habit provides huge benefits, not limited to the following: a.      It leaves a lasting impression on the other person b.      By listening you make the other person feel respected c.       Listening builds a certain level of trust, …

Strategically Improving Performance

Team competition Effective leaders understand competition and the art of using competition in strategically improving performance.  The big difference between the performance and results of government-run companies when compared to their counterparts in the private sector is a direct result of competition.  In any industry, regulators seek to break monopoly and introduce competition.  Competition  helps …

Twelve mantras that will transform your leadership mindset

Transforming your leadership mindset Effective leaders have certain decisiveness about them.  They are measured but solid and very assured.  While a few may have been born with some gifted attributes, the vast majority worked on their personality. Here are some mantras that you can keep in mind as you transform your leadership mindset: 1.       Look …

Effective Leadership Development Framework – Grooming Future Leaders

Banyan Tree Leaders are more effective when they are allowed to run the show, without distraction.  The feeling of ownership, control, responsibility and accountability for high-quality performance comes when they know that the buck stops with them.  When the victories or defeats go against the leader, the leader should be able to call the shots.  …

Developing effective leadership qualities through sports

Coaching junior cricket Younger leaders can effectively develop leadership qualities through sports.  Spending time learning, practicing and then executing your skills in a team game against a committed opposition helps build effective leadership qualities in oneself. I have been blessed to have played cricket for more than 20 years and that too competitively.  I have no hesitation …