Leadership and The Art of Persuasion

Rhetoric Most people only know about rhetoric when it is ’empty’ – could you, hand on heart, say what it actually was? Until I read a book just recently I didn’t quite understand how important the mastery of this could be for leaders and managers too (and I don’t mean the mastery of empty rhetoric!). The book, ‘You…..Read the full article…

Leaders have ‘the ability to inspire followship’ #1

The start of a sequence of definitions I picked up about the key features and characteristics of great leaders. With the key wisdom that Leadership is ‘the ability to inspire followship’. Leaders MUST Develop and Communicate a Rallying Vision Make it simple, clear, understandable Inspire others by selling one’s ideas Be driven by customer needs Project…..Read the full article…

Leaders have: ‘the ability to inspire followship’ #3

Leaders MUST: Be a Catalyst for Change Champion new ideas Tolerate and support unconventional people Be willing to change everything except the basic values Keep learning, self improving, expanding and renewing Be intolerant of the status quo Drive constantly for better solutions Be flexible Have Earned the Trust of the Organisation Build confidence and credibility…..Read the full article…

Leaders have ‘the ability to inspire followship’ #4

Leaders MUST: Develop Good Strong Subordinates for Succession Look constantly for people smarter than oneself Spot future leaders and mentor them Set high standards in people selection Take chances, especially with young people Get ‘uncommon’ results from ‘common’ people Promote based on Values, Vision and Performance Make career development a top priority Be an Optimist and…..Read the full article…

Leadership: ‘the ability to inspire followship’ #5

To be show good Leadership… (now for the ‘Shoulds‘ rather than the ‘Musts‘…) One SHOULD Have Had Different Work Experiences Have experience in both line and staff positions Be exposed to different disciplines like Marketing, Manufacturing & Finance Use your experience to be sensitive to different view points Have Developed an International Orientation Take the opportunity…..Read the full article…

Leadership: ‘the ability to inspire followship’ #6

To shopw good Leadership… (more ‘Shoulds‘ rather than Musts…) One SHOULD: Understand and Know How to Deploy Technology Search for breakthrough technologies and practices Make critical links between technology and the market place Follow rigorously an innovation process Be open to new ideas Strive to continuously shorten the innovation cycle Aim for lowest cost in…..Read the full article…