Monday, December 12, 2011

Developing Leadership

Leaders are a rare commodity these days. We see people with narrow vision, inability to energize people and poor communication skills. Vision, energizing people and good communication are the hallmark of a great leader.
Leadership is a must in today's connected world. It is a flat world.
I was interested to know what a flat world is. I browsed the Internet for the meaning flat world. I could not visualize the meaning of what Internet said is a flat world. Then I tried to discover the meaning myself. I asked myself What is a round world? I told myself round means continuity. You give and you get back. And it continues. Then I told myself that a Flat world is where there is discontinuity. You give. The End.
The software programs Twitter stresses on leader-follower thing. So this social networking says it all. How is today's world?
Just teaching theoretical stuff on leadership development is not good enough. You need to have drills and exercises continued for many days which should force leadership into you. Everything can be developed. Even leadership can be.
What sort of exercises can develop leadership skills? Or do you believe it is an inborn trait?

5 comments:

Rahul Bhatia said...

There are few inborn leaders. The others acquire the skills as they go along to lead!

Kirtivasan said...

I think you must be right.
I was thinking about leadership from the emotional intelligence angle.
Thanks for your comment,Bhatia.

Kirtivasan said...

I have blogged about improving verbal communication in www.extroverted-ravi.blogspot.com.
Emotional intelligence will help in developing talking too.

kalaiselvisblog said...

well said buddy...

Leader must be a person who should respect his colleagues first, pointing their mistakes in a way dat encourages them to do better, don't make them feel inferiority, sometimes friendly & understand their situations.....

Kirtivasan said...

Yes, I think you must be right, kalaiselvisblog. You must make persons working under you comfortable and help them do better.