KB 22 Leadership

KNOWLEDGE BEANS - 22 a huma n r e s ou r c e news l e t t e r

How to be an effective Learner

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unconventional ideas in training sessions. Failure in training sessions may lead to successes in real life. ‰ Focus on Specific Areas of Development: One of the world’s foremost motivational speakers Tony Robbins said“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power”. While in training, always ensure you focus on the right topic and concentrate hard when other topics are being discussed. ‰ Value your and other People’s Time: In summary, respect your and others time by turning up on time for the training and returning punctually from breaks. Also, best utilize the time in class to ensure the training is a great success.

OD experts speak leadership and culture We live in a world of constant flux and uncertainties are the only constant. Individuals and corporations are constantly grappling with challenges and trying to adapt to new realities.What separates one from the other is the quality of leadership.

Prof. S Jayraman

S Jayraman is a professor of Human Resource Manage- ment at International School of Business & Media. He has 25 years of diverse industry experience and 7 years of experience in field of teaching, consulting and training.

How do organizations build a leadership pipeline that enables them to deal with the demands of constant changes in the environment and the perilous conditions?While there are no quick fixes and success mantras,creating a performance driven culture within the organization is a step in the right direction. Leaders do not lead people but lead cultures.Culture is created and therefore can be managed and changed.The greatest challenge for leadership is to maintain a positive culture and counter negative culture within the organization. An organization’s culture must have the following traits. ‰ Interaction: How we communicate with each other drives relationships and these drive culture and culture drives success. ‰ Association: People with similar values, beliefs and ambitions create small groups and these should be discouraged and the organization must create conditions of inclusiveness which will promote diverse collaboration. ‰ Trust: Promoting a culture of trust within the organization creates an open culture. Absence of trust limits dialogue, destroys effective collaboration and employees seek to protect themselves from criticism and blame. ‰ Work tempo: Work tempo and attention to time deadlines indicates the appreciation of the needs of the team members and the organization. ‰ Satisfaction: Employee satisfaction occurs when knowing what is expected from them, having the wherewithal to meet the expectations of the organization and opportunities exist within the organization to realize their full potential. ‰ Learning: A learning environment is another hallmark of a healthy organization. Institutionalize self-reflection and continuous learning.

Leaders, who display courage and effectively create a culture, can build organizations wired for success under all conditions.

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