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Leadership, Stewardship, Rulership, Lemmingship

Walk The WalkThe book titled Walk the Walk written by Alan Deutschman defines leadership as the act of changing the way people think, feel and act. A leader does this with two simple tools. One is talking his/her thoughts out to others - i.e., what they say. By 'talking' we really mean what a leader articulates as virtues that are of highest priority to the leader. Other is acting out those virtues even during most trying times - which is referred as walking the walk.

The author says everybody who takes a leadership position or thinks he is leading other people may not necessarily be practicing leadership in it's real sense. People who really focus too much on words and very little on action that matches those words are not real leaders.

Connecting the dots - Are Gen Y any different?

Putting the pieces togetherWe asked earlier if Gen Y was any different from the previous generations.

I had the opportunity to interact with and observe the Gen Y's in my work place. Through my son who is technically Gen Y++ actually, I had the opportunity to interact with his peer group who is getting ready to walk into the work place soon. We are talking about Youngistan (with due credits to my son for the term) urban youth here. What is presented here is not well researched. The insights presented are just my takeaways at this time.

Leadership and Bonding

Leader's BondPeople value four aspects that they feel will nurture and drive their career growth. These four aspects are closely interrelated. First is their own ability to contribute. Second is the challenge from the assignment that constantly draws their best. Third is a nurturing and enabling work environment.