A LEADER PLUMBS THE DEPTHS OF EFFECTIVENESS BY SOUND IMAGINATION, ENTREPRENEURIAL TALENT, THE BOLDNESS TO START UP NEW WAYS OF DOING THINGS, PERSEVERANCE AND STEADFASTNESS OF PURPOSE. THE LEADER’S CHARACTER RENDS CERTAIN SUCCESS OR FAILURE.
The leader’s character is the basis of his or her leadership. If the leader’s character is strong, dynamic, proactive and value-oriented, he or she will be able to motivate the people effectively towards a common goal. On the other hand, a leader with a poor character devoid of enduring values and ethics creates unnecessary stress in the workplace and puts the health of his or her people to risk. In such a situation, morale will dwindle and productivity will be adversely affected. Thus, when a leader’s character is sound, a lot of positivity attends the people and the organisation.
By radiating empathy and trustworthiness, and by spiritedly getting up a vision with mental and physical dimensions, that inspires others, a leader reveals his judgement and character.
A leader plumbs the depths of effectiveness by sound imagination, entrepreneurial talent, the boldness to start up new ways of doing things, perseverance and steadfastness of purpose. An effective leader’s character is strongly savoured with a good measure of creativity.
By reflecting on his experience and those of others considered relevant, a leader distils out ideas that enable him to shape the perspective to his values, his enduring convictions. To fully express himself, he launches out from a platform of enduring wholesome values that transcend the self. He perseveres as he explores and masters his ideas. Latching onto strategic thinking, he outmatches the orthodoxy of an industry and starts up innovation. A sound leader’s character that makes the assurance of success double sure is one that transcends the selfish or egoistic considerations of the little self.
To put authenticity to his actions, a leader clarifies his values, convictions and perspectives and ensures that they are aligned to Wholeness. He makes room for innovation by creatively conceptualising and synthesizing ideas to do new things. He adapts the learning of the past to live fully in the present and to imagine the future.
Confronting challenges and not shying away from unprogrammed novel tasks secures to leaders great learning. Letting people participate, as when appropriate, helps him to create a conducive work environment free of ego contests.