Five Leadership Principles For Beginning Leaders

A little while back I went to a leadership training meeting. The training was for a new leaders.  My role was to support the new leaders I oversaw. As part of the training, they discussed many topics related to effective leadership. One of the speakers mentioned five leadership principles that really stuck out to me. They are discussed below.

I. Determine Needs

Before much progress can be made the leader needs to determine the needs. In a corporate culture, there are three areas of needs that must be identified. These areas include the needs of the customers, the needs of the employees, and the needs of the corporation.

Two approaches you could take to determine these needs are to ask and observe members of each group specifically. By asking what the needs are, you get direct feedback. When you cannot ask what the needs are or they are not explicitly stated, it is very important to be observant so you can recognize the unstated needs. Once the needs of the specific groups are determined, you can determine how to best fill the needs.

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Technology Drives Change

Technology drives change in every aspect of life. It has been the case since the beginning of time. In recent times, however, technology has increased at an exponential rate. It has been said that 80% of the technological advances since the beginning of time have happened since 1900.

Technology Drives Change

Technological changes are happening at an ever-increasing rate because each time a technology is advanced it creates more possibilities for other technological advances.

Recent technological advances

Technology has changed life dramatically in the last 30 years and 30 years is a very small amount of time when compared to the history of human beings. The following list contains just a few technological changes that have dramatically changed life.

  1. Internet
  2. Cell phones
  3. Flat screen TVs
  4. Laptop computers
  5. Video conference technology
  6. Fiber optics
  7. Advanced video cameras on portable devices
  8. Smart phones
  9. GPS
  10. Onboard computers in cars

This list only shows ten technological advances out of the hundreds that have occurred in every industry known to man. Each advance, however, has changed the way we live life. Read the rest of this entry »

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6 Reasons People Hate Their Jobs

Ali JafraThis is a guest post by Ali Jafra. Throughout his professional career Ali has been associated with globally recognized consulting firms, including PriceWaterHouse Coopers & Mercer consulting where he has undertaken a number of Business Process Reengineering (BPR) assignments, which has given him a diverse and unique perspective on Change Management. He has successfully managed relationships for blue chip companies, such as, Pepsi International, Microsoft, General Motors, Standard Chartered Bank, Polycom, Du Pont & Al Ghurair Group.

He has also worked as a Lead Project Manager for United Nations (UNDP) project to build capacity of Ministry of Economic Affairs Team in Pakistan to strengthen their online presence and virtual coordination for technology cooperation among developing countries.

In his passion to facilitate dissemination of knowledge with ease, he has moderated more than 100 Live Webinars on MILE’s platform by successfully engaging speakers from Top Academic Schools in the world and Global Consulting firms, such as Harvard, Columbia, Oxford, INSEAD, London Business School, Wharton, Babson, Yale, Standford, Carnegie, IESE, Cranfield, Oliver Wyman, Strategy&, United Nations Chief of E-government and many more.

Ali is a Certified Practitioner of Personality & Preference Inventory program (PAPI) which is a Psychometric tool developed by Cubiks an entity of PA Consulting U.K.

Ali holds a BSc. Degree from Elon University, North Carolina, USA.

6 Reasons People Don't Like Their Jobs

Why People Hate Their Jobs

When you go to a subway in the morning to board your office bound train, you realize that very few people are really excited about the day ahead of them. If you start up a conversation, you get to know that most of them hate their jobs and give some really interesting and sometimes sarcastic reasons such as long working hours, uncompromising boss and lack of incentives.

It is pertinent to discuss why so many people simply hate their jobs or cannot adjust in a workplace. Following lines outlines some of the most important reasons. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Traits Of A Dynamic Leader

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6 Traits Of A Dynamic Leader

Being a leader is not just showing that extra charm, quality and a dominating behavior. It requires much more than that, effective leaders show such dynamic qualities that it becomes next to impossible not to be intimidated by them or ignore them. These leaders display a perfect balance of traits, which inspire others and have the ability to achieve anything under any circumstances when given a team or a force to work with.

Traits of Dynamic Leaders

The fact and the point that leaders are created and not born, means leaders should and will continue to evolve or learn skills which make them exceptional and dynamic. Their dynamism will come from all the experience they have and amazing communication skills that they possess over a period of time. These leaders are called dynamic leaders of their time. If you aim to lead a workforce or are the leading ones and now looking to take your leadership skills to a whole new level, then learning the following four traits of a dynamic leader is going to really help you. Read the rest of this entry »

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3 Traits of Emotional Intelligence in Great Leaders

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3 Traits of Emotional Intelligence in Great Leaders

When you picture an image of a great aspiring leader, who makes you feel absolutely stunned, gives you the persona which is so strong that it is undeniable and has the qualities which can shape up not only you and your community, but the entire nation and circumstances around you.

You also think that such a leader will be so perfect and balanced that emotions like anger, depression and panic will have no control over him; he will not be a materialistic freak and is someone who lives for others and sets an example of compassion or gratitude. If this is the picture you imagine to be of a true leader, then one thing is common in all his traits and that is an extremely high value of emotional intelligence.

What is emotional intelligence?

For a large part of this new century, the concept of emotional intelligence was not very popular or discovered by many people. Slowly it became an entire science, where millions of dollars are invested upon to fund research and effective training programs, that can help develop strong emotional intelligence. So what exactly is this new concept, which has suddenly become so important for a leader who is aspiring and inspirational? Read the rest of this entry »

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Developing On the Job Leadership Traits in Four Ways

This is a guest post by John Kelly. He is a top class academic writer who also actively gives out speeches and lectures on leadership seminars. Currently, he is connected online with the Write my custom paper at AoneEssays.net Company. His major responsibility is to provide assistance to the fresh students who are willing to make a prosperous leader.

Developing On the Job Leadership Traits in Four Ways

What is leadership? Are leaders born? Can a person be modeled into becoming a leader? Everyone asks such questions when he or she talks about leadership and leadership traits.

To start with, leadership is the ability to lead others and guide them in order to achieve an objective or a milestone. A leader has the quality that everyone looks up to and wants to take inspiration from.

Furthermore, the fact that leaders are born rather than made is a complete myth. Yes, it is pretty much evident that people, some of them are born with natural traits of being confident and becoming a leader, but this doesn’t mean that anyone else cannot be trained or remodeled to become a successful leader. Read the rest of this entry »

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5 Proactive Ways to Perform at a Peak Level

This is a guest post by Thomas Blake. Thomas is a writing consultant and owns an organization which provides professional essay help to college and university students. He also runs a training centre where students are given IT training.

Proactive

In today’s cutting edge of technology, managers have to build effective action plans to meet workplace and economic challenges smoothly. Due to high competition and inflation managers have to plan ahead to steer their workforce in the right direction. Therefore it is crucial for leaders to learn proactive ways they can empower them to deal with unstable economic pressure easily and quickly. However, if you’re also a manager or leader of a reputable firm, then you should learn proactive ways to smartly deal with bad economies.

Positive Attitude

The very first thing that any business needs to perform at peak level is the positive attitude. With positive attitude you could easily move toward your required goals. Keep in mind to avoid all distractions that negatively affect your business operations. If you will believe in negativity, then it would become a nightmare for you to beat others with hard work. Thus consume your energy in positive elements to steer your workforce in the right direction. Read the rest of this entry »

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4 Techniques to Develop Leaders

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How to Understand and Develop Leaders

The world we live in is crying out for people to guide other people that don’t have a sense of direction. There’s so much terror and poverty in so many countries over the world and the tragic thing is that there’s nobody doing anything about it. It’s a widely renowned fact that things don’t change for anyone until they themselves try to change the course of things. For that reason, it is very important to develop leaders. Read the rest of this entry »

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What Does It Take To Be A Strategic Leader?

This is a guest post by John Kelly. He is an able writer and willing to write leadership strategies, business enhancement ways etc. Usually MBA students contacting him and ask him to write an essay for me and he provide excellent tips to complete your task.

What does it take to be a good strategic leader

While there may not be a definite answer to the question that whether leadership is a natural talent or one can learn to be a great leader, the fact remains that even the best leaders that the world has ever known honed their skills over time to become an even greater force than they were. Considering that, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that one can polish and learn some skills that will make them a leader or at the very least make them a better person.

The way businesses work has changed a lot in the last couple of decades and so has the concept of leadership. Now there is more than one type of leader in a company. But perhaps the most important one in any business is a strategic leader. Read the rest of this entry »

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Tips to Prepare for a Job Change

This is a guest post by Swati Srivastava. She is an avid writer who loves to pen down her ideas and career tips for job seekers and professionals. Her blog posts, new stories, and articles are focused on the extensive domain of employment sector in the gulf. Currently she is writing for Naukrigulf.com. Follow her @TwitterILinkedInIGoogle+.

Tips to Prepare for a Job Change

Tips to Prepare for a Job Change

In today’s competitive job market, individuals change their careers or jobs more often as compared to employees of decades ago! The rate is increasing due to several reasons such as the availability of more career choices, more focus on career growth, and the openness to find out new job roles. However, changing a job can be challenging, stressful or take you to a ‘dead end’ if you are not fully prepared to deal with it.

So, what you should do to prepare for a job change? If you can get someone who can guide you all through your career path, it is like everything you want!

Here are a few tips that can help you in your career/job change:

Gain clarity

Being on a right career path becomes difficult if you lack clarity about what to do and how to do it. Hence, it is vital to know your purpose for finding a new job and learn the best way to achieve what you want next. Read the rest of this entry »

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