Business Is Like War… There Is No Room For Second Place. Business Leaders Must Have Passion And A Go-Getter Attitude To Succeed. An ‘Also Ran’ Is Just That…. An ‘Also Ran’.
In any operation, be it a military one or a business project, leadership becomes a key factor. Leadership is character. It isn’t just a superficial style. It’s got to do with who we are as human beings and what shaped us. It’s a continuously evolving process. Among all the characteristics of a leader Judgement and Character are the most difficult. Rarely does a person fail due to technical incompetence, but many don’t make it due to lack of judgment and character. There are four aspects that a leader must possess:
Purpose and Vision (Task Orientation):-
A strong determination to achieve a goal – a conviction, a passion. Any team will be in trouble because the opposite of having purpose is drifting aimlessly. The aim or the purpose must be to be able to galvanize and energize and enthrall people. It has to have a meaning and resonance.
Leaders generate and sustain trust. To trust other people, to have confidence in them, we need to see evidence of competence. Trust is openness even to dissent.
Many leaders perceive that they can really change the world. What is important is pervasive optimism. The leader must be able to translate this hope into action and uplifting of the team spirit when everything seems lost.
Action and Results :-
A bias toward action. The capacity to convert purpose and vision into action. It just isn’t enough to have great vision – could he create an atmosphere where his team mates agree with his vision?