How do we build higher influence as leaders?
How to become a better leader?
What are the timeless qualities that have helped leaders to create the right impact?
Through our sensitively designed session, we focus on 28 necessary qualities for an individual to demonstrate leadership behaviour consistently. Refer the end of the article to understand the significance of the number 28 from multiple standpoints.
Chakra translates to “wheel” in Sanskrit, and you can imagine them like wheels of free-flowing positive energy enabling self-development and organization development. The objective of building our leadership “Chakra” is to allow the unabated flow of positive energy to develop higher levels of leadership effectiveness.
The wheel has been of significance to human civilisation for thousands of years now. It signifies growth, dynamism and non-stagnation at all times. Every organization needs their individuals to demonstrate leadership constantly, irrespective of their roles or designation. Leadership is acquired and nurtured consciously through the right thinking, intent and actions.
- Commitment – The commitment to oneself, the team and their responsibilities. It is also the commitment to deliver one’s promises as a person to reiterate the bigger vision of the company.
- Compassion – Compassion in intention, action and interaction makes an individual trustworthy and approachable in an organization. Compassion is necessary not just within the organization but also when interacting with customers or clients in understanding what problems they face and how they can be solved.
- Courage – An individual with good leadership abilities demonstrates courage even when it’s tough if it’s for the right thing. One needs to stand up for their beliefs and values in the workplace.
- Conviction – A good leader is affirmative about their beliefs and has conviction in their ability to think and anticipate. This makes it easy for others to believe in the person.
- Collaboration – Collaboration is key to growth. An individual who doesn’t understand how to use the strengths of everyone on the team and make it work as one would have failed as a leader. A good leader collaborates and sets the culture of collaboration.
- Communication – One’s leadership ability is only as good as one’s ability to communicate ideas. It is not just about what to say but also how it is said and conveying the why while communicating.
- Creativity – The key to problem-solving and innovation is creative thinking. It is of utmost importance, placing it on par with a person’s intelligence. Creativity opens doors to new ideas and approaches in this ever-dynamic world.
- Care – People in an organization only listen to and work with people who care. To build meaningful relationships in the workplace, one needs to care about others with a deep intent to care.
- Consistency – The repute of an individual’s leadership ability is built on the foundations of consistency. Consistency is not just about sticking to a plan but also about reaching the goal no matter how many times a plan needs to be changed. It is about delivering on promises consistently.
- Confidence – It is in the nature of people to trust those with confidence in their talk and actions. Individuals need to be confident in themselves and their decisions.
- Strategic thinking – It is necessary to be strategic with long-term thinking, keeping in mind the people, processes and values of the company. Preparation and planning are key ingredients of strategic thinking.
- Intuition – A great leader is always intuitive in nature. Their intuition is as strong as their reasoning and their emotional capacity.
- Ease – Simplicity is a very powerful thing, much like ease. An individual with great leadership ability is always easy to work with and approachable. They also carry ease of mind and actions, reflecting simplicity.
- Empathy – To build meaningful and long-lasting deep-rooted relationships, one needs to be empathetic in their approach. Empathic leaders also build trustworthiness and reliability.
- Execution focus – In this fast-paced world where learning is continuous, it is critical for an individual to be quick at execution and implementation. Executing an idea once is much more valuable than discussing it several times.
- Ambition – Ambition is the root of great leadership. Every individual’s ambition may vary but the spark of ambition always remains when one wishes to make a difference in something one deeply cares about.
- Discipline – “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” says Jim Rohn. To be disciplined is to conquer oneself. ( Add more)
- Persistence – One needs to be persistent in moving towards their goals, especially when times are tough and testing. With purpose comes persistence. ( Add more)
- Positivity – Being optimistic is a state of mind that can be of great use when things go differently from the plan. Positivity makes the workplace vibrant and spreads to others in the team as well.
- Focus – “If one does not know to what port to steer, no wind is favourable to them.” One needs to be always clear on where they need to focus and have laser focus on the path to success.
- Alertness – Being watchful and alert is a necessary leadership trait. A leader is always attentive and alert to their surroundings viz. The workplace, the teammates and have an understanding of what needs to be done at all times.
- Learnability – We learn every day as an adult, irrespective of our age, qualification or designation. Good leadership ability demonstrates a high learning curve and being able to learn from conversations, experiences and journeys of others.
- Humility – When people in the workplace are humble, they seem more approachable and accommodating. When a co-worker, the manager or the executives are humble, people learn to work as a team and aim higher to further the organization.
- Self-orientation – Every individual needs to have a thorough understanding of themselves and align their strengths with their roles. An individual needs to have self-orientation and not self-obsession or be self-centric.
- Non- self-orientation – Putting others ahead of us is a key leadership trait. This applies to individuals at all levels, irrespective of their roles. A person needs to develop the capacity to anticipate the consequences and results of their actions on everyone involved in the team and the organization.
- Love – Love flows through us for various reasons and purposes at multiple levels. We need to let love be our approach towards our work, our goals and the way we accomplish things. Love is a path that every leader takes towards greatness.
- Trustworthiness – Trustworthy individuals display outstanding resilience in the face of adversity and are always open to suggestions and feedback. A person can be deemed trustworthy when they walk their path of integrity over and over again.
- Divinity – Being in touch with an attribute much higher than our existence, gives us a great force of inspiration, strength and wisdom. It is a guiding light taking us in the direction of righteousness and morality at all times. A leader is constantly involved in making decisions and having divinity enables them to think and act better.
Why the magic number 28?
The number 28 holds a great deal of significance, representing the moon, Chandra, which is the symbol of mind and also Dharma as well as Saturn, regarded as Shani, which represents knowledge and righteousness.
It is also considered sacred from a spiritual point of view and it signifies prosperity and auspiciousness. Beyond this, the number 28 also has significance in the scientific world of nuclear physics. A magic number is when the number of nucleons is arranged into complete shells within the atomic nucleus, which is either of protons or neutrons separately. This leads to the creation of stable nuclei such as the most renowned seven magic numbers of 2,8,20,28,50,82 and 12.
When we explore numerology, we dig into the inherent meaning and essence of each number that they already carry. 28, as a number, reflects the ideas of independence, self-determination, relationships and diplomacy, all of which an individual with leadership abilities hold close to themselves.
Building leadership qualities would take time, willingness and consistent efforts . One needs to be open to changes and experience multiple facets of people and themselves in order to truly transform.
During our enablement modules, we dive deep into each of these 28 aspects and ensure that the people experience an enriching transformational journey that changes the way they look at things and work.
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