is not just about setting goals and establishing a vision. It's
about energising the entire organisation with a passion to succeed.
It's about simplifying issues and identifying the key drivers
to success, and then focussing on execution. It's about picking
great people and taking them beyond the limits of what they thought
they could achieve. A true leader believes in being informal so
that the flow of information is easy and quick.
It's true that leadership has different shapes
and hues, and the world's business leaders represent all of them.
Some are open, competitive and charismatic; others are quiet,
consensual and not overly aggressive. In different instances,
all of them have produced exceptional results, but the same leader
in a different role falls flat on his face. Why? In many cases,
it's not the lack of skills but the inability to change and adapt-
to a new culture, a changing business environment or competitive
Leadership is about building a unique culture
with terrific values but still being adaptable to change. Doing
all of these with absolutely the highest level of integrity so
that everyone in the organisation is proud to be a part of the
business is what I think is right leadership. And, finally, it's
about intensive people management to build an outstanding team.
Mostly it is measurable by consistent, long-term, sustainable
Businesses that win or lose often do so not
because of poor strategies but because they can't execute. Getting
an organisation that focusses on execution as much as on strategy
is vital. Leadership is also about being opportunistic as well
There are several contradictions within leadership.
As Charles Darwin said-"It's not the strongest that survive,
neither is it the most intelligent, but those most responsive