For Evolving Leaders
Reviewed in Business Line Newspaper:
A good leader is one who can listen to and appreciate others and yet maintain objectivity, writes Naveen Khajanchi in Evolutionary Leadership: A holistic perspective (EastWest). This, in his view, is often the secret of successful team action, because when people feel they have been listened to before the action is taken, they are more aligned to it.
The author cautions against meetings that focus on what cannot be done or achieved, where the entire discussion is about pitfalls. “Later, we smirk when it goes wrong since that is all we were hoping for all along. This is nothing to be proud of.”
The healthy alternative is to have objective discussions that can solve issues, where feedback is shared, and participants agree to disagree. “But once a decision has been taken we should work towards it as team-players…”
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