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Leadership Self Awareness

There are a few pitfalls that trap most humans involuntarily. A leader should constantly evaluate if s/he is in such a trap.

The first pitfall is about shifting the blame outside of oneself for undesirable results. This stumps learning and the strategy should be avoided like poison. Facing the past bravely and learning from it is a golden strategy that constantly sharpens the saw.

My way of breaking through emotional upswings

As a leader, one cannot avoid being consumed by emotions. It is human nature to be emotional. Although popular writing states that your state of mind is your choice, in real life, it is quite hard to keep control at the rational mind at all times. However, only leaders who exhibit cool headed, confident and assertive posture are seen as effective by their followers and people who are effected by the leaders actions.

What should drive results - the heart or brain?

Team BuildingLast week I participated in a team building session with a set of very successful leaders/ managers. Roughly about 50 people participated in this session. The group was split into 4 teams. All four teams had to do just one assignment. Each team had to sing a song of their making for three minutes in chorus. They could copy from any popular song. However, music instruments need to be mimicked with human voice during the performance. Acting the song out during performance was an expectation. Each team had fifteen minutes to prepare and three minutes to deliver. Teams were to be ranked on performance. More points for better creativity. All four teams delivered well.

There were many interesting observations from this exercise.

CODC Leadership - Yes We Can :)

Emotional Self Awareness

Emotional IntelligenceAnybody wanting to lead relationships (professional or personal) has to be fully aware of ones own emotional state at all times. Otherwise, it is just impossible to respond to stimulus in a manner that is worthy of a leader.

கடமையைச் செய். பலனை எதிர் பார்க்காதே!

பகவத் கீதை சொல்லும் அறிவுரை "கடமையைச் செய். பலனை எதிர் பார்க்காதே!"

Karmanye Vaadhika-raste,
Maa Phaleshu Kadachana;
Maa karma-phala-hetur-bhoorma,
MaTe sangostwakarmini.
कर्मणये वाधिकारस्ते मां फलेषु कदाचन । मां कर्मफलहेतुर्भू: मांते संङगोस्त्वकर्मणि ।।
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter II, Verse 47.

நடைமுறையில் கடைப் பிடிக்க முடியுமா? கடினம் என்றே சொல்ல வேண்டும். விழிப்பு இருந்தால் தன்னைத் தானே ஆராய முடியும்.

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 உன்னை அறிந்தால் நீ உன்னை அறிந்தால்
உலகத்தில் போராடலாம்

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