To be reasonably effective it is not enough for the individual to work hard or to be knowledgeable. Effectiveness is something separate, something exclusive. But to be effective also does not require special gifts, special aptitude, or special training. Effectiveness as an executive demands doing certain – and fairly simple – things. It consists of a small number of practices ……….
All the effective ones (executives I have met in forty-five years of work) have had to learn to be effective. And all of them have had to practice effectiveness until it became a habit.
– Peter Drucker, The Effective Executive (1999)
The aim of leadership is to help others to achieve their personal bests. This involves setting high but realistic performance goals for yourself and your staff, finding ways to improve operations and procedures, and striving for total quality in all areas.
Ensure that you involve all staff members in quality-improving programs.
Promotion to leadership positions used to depend on rising up the company hierarchy. Now, vital work is increasingly carried out by temporary teams working on specific projects, which provide ideal opportunities for learning leadership skills.
Use projects as a way of learning more about other disciplines.
Make friends with people in different departments, and get to know how they operate.
– Robert Heller, Learning to Lead (19990
A good leader is first a good subordinate.A leader must be decisive – his decisions a fulfillment of his duty, vision, and experience.
A leader is humble. He guards against ego distorting his vision…….
A leader focuses his subordinates on their common goal and inspires them by his own devotion to achieving it.
A leader orders hard work and enforces necessary discipline but doesn’t suffocate his subordinates’ initiative or spirit.
– H.W. Crocker III, Robert E. Lee on Leadership (2000)
My name is Iyer Subramanian. My qualifications are as under. Bachelor of Arts, Diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, Diploma in Labor Laws & Labor Welfare, Diploma in HRM, Diploma in Training & Development. I have around 25 years of experience in HR and write for Express Hospitality, Hospitalitybiz, Business Manager regularly on HR.