SELF-LEARNING & EMPOWERMENT THROUGH LEADERSHIP William Shakespeare says in his famous play Twelfth Night, “Some people are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them”. If we slightly modify this statement, it also goes true with leadership. So we can say that, “some people are born leaders, some become leaders through their achievements and some have leadership thrust upon them”. Some people in this world are born leaders. It is engrained in their blood. They cannot but choose to be a leader. They have all the fine proportions and qualities that befit a leader. History is replete with many great leaders who showed light to common people. For example Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata an Indian industrialist was a great leader who founded the ‘Tata Group’, India's biggest conglomerate company. He devoted himself to bringing to fruition four of his key ideas: setting up an iron and steel company, a world-class learning institution, a one-of-a-kind hotel and a hydroelectric plant. Similarly Dhirajlal Hirachand Ambani was an Indian rags-to-riches business tycoon who founded ‘Reliance Industries’. Dhirubhai has been among the select few to be figured in the Sunday Times list of top 50 businessmen in Asia. Also Mahatma Gandhi & Subhash Chandra bose were the two great leaders of Indian-subcontinent. They did a lot of efforts for the social and economic uplift of our nation. In the various field these people worked & now being icon to all of us, but the one thing is common in these great leaders is ‘a big dream with big idea’, the idea which has power of total evolution of the nation. No one can deny the fact that today’s world also need great leaders for it’s prosperity and peace, irrespective of the fact that today people are more aware of their rights and obligations due to the spread of education and information technology. Today, our modern world is in need of great leaders as it needed them in the past. Leadership is an art, not a science. A leader can improve his abilities through constant effort. He has to keep liaison with the common people. He should know what their problems are. He should meet them quite often and the people should feel that he is one among them and not an alien. If a leader intermixes with the common people and tries to understand their grievances then the people will start loving him and he will gain the respect and confidence of people. He should stand by the people through thick and thin. A leader should be prepared to face all the difficult situations and should prove his mettle in worldly affairs. He should stand like a firm rock against difficult times and should not leave his people in lurch. He is the conscious of the poor people. He is also answerable to God for his actions and for the gift which God Almighty gave him in the form of qualities of leadership. So he has to take great care while performing his duties as the lives and future of so many people depend on him and he will be answerable before god. Name: Devidas Narayan Rode. Login ID : dnr655393. Dept : ERC VEH II, Pune
In today’s scenario it seems that organizations also need to be able to do more than just adapt; they must be able to do so quickly, in the face of ever changing conditions. And if organizations are to adapt quickly and intelligently, they must make learning a central part of their strategy for survival and growth. If leaders and the people within their organization are learning all the time, faster than competitors, and applying the right strategies at the right times, the organization has hope. The former president of Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam said in his book 'Wings of fire' that the achievement of leader in any organization is nothing but having created a challenging environment for teams of people work in. In their formative stages teams are much like children in spirit they are as excitable as full of vitality, enthusiasm, Curiosity & desire to please excel. As with children, however, these...
References: 1. Besterfield, Dale H., Total Quality Management, Pearson Education, 3rd Revised Edition,2011. 2. A P J Abdul Kalam, Wings of Fire. Name: Devidas Narayan Rode. Login ID : dnr655393. Dept : ERC VEH II, Pune
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