Leadership may mean different things in different contexts. In corporate context , in simple terms it means attaining corporate objectives with social responsibility. That would translate into different benefits to different stakeholders: healthy ROI for investors, fulfilment of customer needs cost effectively & competitively with high standards of service and job satisfaction & growth of employees. Along with all this, leadership involves taking the organisation to greater heights in all spheres despite myriad challenges on the way; and this requires extraordinary leadership vision.
Indeed, it is the most challenging of modern day tasks!
When one takes stock of one’s repertoire of leadership skills, in a sense one is assessing the sum total of a lifetime of learning
The basic assumption behind this programme is that anyone who has the will and the motivation can better at leading once he understands the steps.
Research in Indian context (Dr Ishwar Dayal) points to following three critical processes in leadership development:
★ Gaining orientation towards achievement, setting life goals for oneself;
★ Maturing or crystallisation of ˮWhat I want in Lifeˮ
★ Achieving wisdom derived from one’s experiences. This enlarges the scope of one’s own thinking, feeling and behaving: Becoming One Self.
All the above processes have management of feelings at their base. The functional coping with variety of feelings within and without oneself strengthen these processes.
1. My ideal self discovery;
2. My real self discovery;
3. My Learning agenda based on above;
4. Experimenting and practising new behaviours, thoughts, and feelings to the point of mastery;
5. Developing support network; for that makes the above change programme effective and even possible.