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 …

How to become really effective – manage the important tasks!

Important note Effective leaders must be able to manage their tasks and time efficiently.  Not only should they plan their tasks well ahead of time, they should also be able to select the right tasks and prioritize them effectively.  More importantly, they should be able to decide which tasks are to be avoided. Consider the …

The Two Horses

Race-horse and cart-horse You’ve seen it before.  A bright student gets away with minor misdemeanors.  A driver with a clean track record gets away with the odd violation.  A talented employee gets a longer rope.I call this the race-horse vs cart-horse syndrome. Whether it is in a large family, your team at work or even …

How to practice Impactful Writing

Impactful writing Effective leaders write well. A well-written piece exhibits clear thinking on the part of the author. If your thinking is flawed, muddled or incomplete, this will surely show up in your writing. Therefore it is important for effective leaders to practice impactful writing. A well-written passage possesses the following characteristics: a. It is …

Reading

Develop deep reading habits Effective leaders read.  They read a lot.  If you aspire to become a leader, you should start reading….. a lot.  And I want you to develop what I call “deep reading”. Let me first explain what is NOT deep reading. My dad was an avid collector of books, and would buy …