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LEADERSHIP SECRETS

The Perfect Recipe For Success

By Sanjay Jain, Country Managing Director, Accenture

Sanjay JainLeadership is all about communicating with your subordinates and inspiring every single person who works with you. Leadership is about making the work environment less authoritative and more friendly. It's about talking to people and making them think like you and think with you. Leadership is about having a vision and convincing people around you to have the same vision.

Leadership is about involving every member of the organisation, especially during a crisis. An ideal leader is one who can convince the management to include the entire team to collectively take a decision. In fact, the new name of our company-Accenture-was adopted after suggestions from 5,000 employees across the globe. An exercise of this kind brings a sense of belonging to the entire team.

But leadership is also about realising that not all decisions can be arrived at by a consensus. In certain situations, a leader needs to take charge. When you are in charge, people see you as more than just their boss. They see you as a mentor and guide and extend complete cooperation. Leadership is about stressing on teamwork and partnership. Indian companies are weak on alliance management. No leader has all the qualities that brings success to an organisation. A leader needs alliance and network in a company. Gone are the days when one could say: ''Here is a chief with all the qualities.'' An ideal leader is one who recognises his strengths and weaknesses.

Leadership is about trusting. A leader must have faith in his people. It is not possible for anyone, no matter how competent, to do any task single-handedly. Therefore, he should give responsibilities to the other members of the teams. This not only makes people more confident and responsible but contributes towards creating leaders of tomorrow.

Most important, leadership is about hiring the right people. It's the people who make an organisation. So picking up the right people at the right time can create a perfect recipe for success.

   

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