- Program Duration :– 2 – 3 days. Generally from 0930h – 1730h
- Number of Participants :– Between 10 – 30
- Venue :- Any suitable hotel/ conference room with some open space for simulations
- Methodology :- Interactive sessions with discussions, group activity, leadership simulations, case studies, clippings/ short films/ film on leadership and other experiential learning modules.
- Leadership :- 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 competence, but lots 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 meaning and resonance.
- Trust :- 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.
- Optimism :- 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 uplift the team spirit is 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 a great vision – could he create an atmosphere where his team mates agree with his vision?
- Leader Managers need to be….
(Essential Leadership Skills for modern day leader managers)
- Dynamic and Creative.
- Risk Taking
- Able to face daunting odds
- Willing to face and overcome challenges
- Step out into unknown and uncharted territory
- A ‘Can Do’, and ‘I Have Done It Attitude’
- Takeways :-
The following topics would be covered over a two day schedule. Each module is of about an hour to two hours duration.
- What it means to be a leader in a global economy.
- Creating committed leaders and followers.
- Developing a holistic vision (the Dharma Chakra or circle of life).
- Leading in a knowledge worker age.
- Communication, the key differentiators.
- Building and inspiring trust.
- Process oriented vs Task oriented leaders
- A Leader as a Coach
- Leadership Perceptions
- Motivating teams to stay together