A: Anyone can leadership as long as one has a strong desire to make a difference to one’s own life and that of others.
For leading you need a good idea of what you are trying to do or achieve, you need a good idea about reality, you need right knowledge and skills, and you need strong beliefs and values. Anyone can get better at these with practice. Right practice programs and guidance can improve the rate of learning.
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Announcing: A Marathi Version of the Lead to Regenerate program book is in the works!
The aim of the Marathi edition is to make global quality leadership education easily accessible to Marathi business leaders, entrepreneurs, and their executives.
Initially this book will be made available for reviews and comments to industry and management experts.
Watch this space for further information.
Recently, a workshop on the Lead to Regenerate program was organized by an Engineering and Management Institute for its academic and administrative leaders.
Here is a feedback about the workshop:
“Thank you so much for your inspiring session for the team . You captivated our minds and thought process through some critical questions you raised. I hope we can count on you for a regular booster dose in critical process and project handling. We all have regenerated in some way or the other. Hope we have you with us again and again and keep the journey of regeneration on.”
Quoting from the article :
Learning new skills is what people want and expect from work these days, and employers who would like to hire and retain the best talent would be wise to create an environment in which learning is fostered.
Exactly. All this talk of employee engagement is like beating around a lot of bush. People of the type which you wish to retain care a lot about what they are learning, what they can reuse in their future career(s).
People who join the workforce in this age have to be ready for more than just a couple of careers. The best of the lot know this, even the second best know this implicitly.
If you keep on just throwing just money and parties and junkets and cafeteria at them, the best, the talented ones will go. You will keep the rest.
To keep the good ones and let go of the others pay attention to the quality of work. Let the good ones handle your projects better and improve your work processes.
Consider these: Learning Leadership at http://buff.ly/P2mKIj and the Lead to Regenerate program book http://buff.ly/P1TzFE
Once you taste some success with the Regenerative Leadership methods, your will ask for more. This is good time for innovation. While there many well known techniques of thinking for innovation here is a simple technique that you can straightaway apply.
Just ask these questions (to yourself first). What else? (again and again), why? and why not? (again and again), how? (again and again). The questions can be about customer needs, about quality, about markets, or about your people.
Give it a try.
Real work is organized effort which creates or adds value for the customer or organization. Learn to distinguish what is real work and what is not. Typically, business or technical processes create or add value for the customer. Projects for developing new products or establishing new processes or improving existing processes also indirectly add value. Practically, everything else is a waste.
Learn to distinguish the above from the rest of activities that you might be engaged in. Learn to focus on your processes and projects. This will avoid wastage of your time and other resources.
More in our programs Learning Leadership http://www.learning-leadership.com and the Lead to Regenerate workbook http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/
That’s right. Do right thing (s) and Do it (them) the Right Way. Some people are all about ideas. Ask them to actually do something and they will avoid action. Some other people would simply want get on with doing something (anything). Ask them to sit down and think, they will find it boring or they will consider it to be waste of time.
Doing right things and doing them well are both important for leading well. Doing right things means deciding what are important (vision, goals, objectives) and what all actions are needed to achieve them. Doing them well means taking those actions diligently and in time.
The above needs a good deal of high quality thinking and commitment to take actions.
Our Learning Leadership (web based coaching programs) at http://buff.ly/P2mKIj and the Lead to Regenerate program book http://buff.ly/P1TzFE help you in the above.
Simple. Compare how you spend your time before and after implementing your leadership program. If you spend a larger proportion of your time in pro-active agenda, you have improved your leadership skills. Read more in the book http://www.learning-leadership.com/blog/lead-to-regenerate/
The ‘Lead to Regenerate” book is not just for reading, but it is also meant to be “used”. Using this book for personal reflection and agenda setting is an experience of thinking like a leader. This experience and habit forming is essential for learning leadership. Without it, one can only get familiar with the principles.
Here are some examples of what the ‘users’ of the book experience and how they use the book as a ‘tool box’ as well.
“I have been going through various leadership enhancement program which focuses on particular type of leadership that I and my organization has chosen for me. I found “lead to regenerate” book gave me the base which could have been helpful for effectiveness of other programs. In my opinion , book is kind of leadership discovery before stepping into specific aspect of leadership. I have enjoyed exercises on time, people , work place and emotions but failed to create regenerative agenda as of now. Every leader must revisit the workout mentioned the books once in six month.”
Another feedback about using the book as a toolbox.
“BTW feedback from One of direct report and good friend, is very good, he would be writing to you directly soon. I have practically used lesson from understanding emotions to resolve some of the conflicts in team ( no two performers want to work together )”
The Lead to Regenerate program book has such user experiences related to every topic and workout. These experiences illustrate the thought processes of leaders.
Ultimately, one has to go through one’s own experiences and forming habit of thinking like a leader. Such learning stays and gets better and better through further use.