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What are you upto today?

“The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?”

Yes!! I am doing my bit here.

Training people on project management and bringing the revolution of each of their hearts about this simple subject is what I like about training them.

What are you upto today?

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Leadership Styles – Which one do you exhibit?

leadershipProject management is a team work and projects are successful when this team work is performed with zeal. Though there are many more variables for project’s success, the leadership of a project management professional is constant.

The one question which arises here is whether the leaders are born or they are made. From the examples of exemplary leaderships in all types of industries, it can be concluded that the leaders are born but the inborn quality which they possess should be nurtured by mentors. The leaders are made as well but again there is that little difference of imbibed quality and possessed quality of leadership.

A Project Manager has a huge responsibility of not only making the project a success but also to make the team members equally satisfied with the work they have performed. The interpersonal skills like leadership, influencing skills along with decision making skills which they possess plays an important role.

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Leadership is defined as the action of leading a group of people or having capability to do so. It is said correctly, that a person leading a group of people or having a capacity to lead is said to have leadership quality. Let us say, you have a team and the team leader or a Project Manager who is not very proactive, he rather gauges his every move carefully and does not take any decisions without consulting his team. Do you think the project manager has a leadership quality. Well, the leadership style he possesses is different than that of a common perception of a leader.

There is a misconception about the leadership quality possessed by the people at key positions. In this article, several leadership styles are discussed in detail

Popular Leadership Styles

Autocratic

We see a lot of autocratic leaders around, leaders overpowering their team are called as autocratic leaders. In the past the world has seen autocratic leaders like Adolf Hitler.

Bureaucratic

These types of leaders more often go by the book. They are people of rules and for them it is essential that their staff should follow all the rules explicitly.

Democratic

A project manager with democratic leadership style always consults the team members before taking important decision.

Charismatic

Charismatic leaders lead teams with lots of enthusiasm and their main aim is the drive others in the right direction. Obviously, they exhibit high levels of energy.

Laissez-faire

The project manager possessing this type of leadership style lets the team work on its own. He demonstrates full confidence in team’s capability.

Servant Leadership

These types of leaders are not recognized as such and hence categorized under servant leadership style. This type of leadership comes under bottom up consultative leadership styles.

Task Oriented Leadership

As the name specifies, the task oriented leaders are more focused on accomplishing the tasks on hand.

Facilitating Leadership

Leaders should be good facilitators. A good facilitator is a combination of a person having good interpersonal skills with enhanced leadership qualities. When the Project Manager facilitates team members it is more likely that the team members would contribute more to the team and to the project.

Transformational Leadership

It is said that the transformational leaders are the natural leaders. Transformational leaders are the best when it comes to boosting performance of team members. These leaders are equipped with relevant types of mechanism for achieving their vision of a project. Transformational leader is also attentive to the progress of a team member, encouraging the team member to take further challenges and is quick to identify team’s strength and weakness.

These are some of the leadership styles which you can identify in people surrounding you. A smart leader is the one who changes his style according to the situation.

So, have you identified your leadership style yet?

The article is published here “http://blog.simplilearn.com/project-management/leadership-styles-which-one-do-you-exhibit-as-a-project-manager”

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Love what you do…

Articulating, off late has become my passion. Without it a day seems to be incomplete. So much need of expressing and writing has never been there before. Spending hours and hours together at the desk, sitting, pondering over a plenty thoughts. Pondering, that too with no particular direction, manifesting a free flow, flow like a river, facing hurdles but just eroding those with tremendous force, the force of articulation.

Every object is a subject with subjectivity, may be because it is the belief which brings out the best. The good concoction of words comes through the sweet bitter experience which you get through these objects. Working on varied topics adds to the zing just like that lemon tinge in vodka.

While the life revolves around the objectivity and subjectivity of the beliefs, sometimes there is just nothing to it; something like void exists if you just look at the other end of the life. Working on every moment is what brings you to this void which is just nothing. So is it that nothing for which we work? Yes, that void seems to be a fulfilment, just like a space scientist working on to find out what is there in the void of space. It is that curiosity which has brought to us so many myths and secrets about space. Am I curious about the void? Absolutely not. I am just worried to the core about my present moment, fearful of losing it, afraid that it is slipping out of my hand, till that point where I make myself sure that I will not let it slip empty. I will adorn every moment with a take away. Sometime this obsession is so much that I lose my sleep to it; the restlessness it gives to me is just like labour pains when the baby is trying to get out of the stomach. Bringing something new in this world is so difficult and challenging!!

The objects are the subjects of my musings; they are the core of my passion. Everything around gives my brain an essential fodder. Then, the phase of Trans. A phase which moves me from this objective world to the subjective world. Which is my own and where I rule and ask my words to help me rule. This ruling doesn’t have the arrogance though. It is the purity of each and every thought which is the essence of the wordy empire.

The struggle of existence is crucial. The process of writing has many facets to it. The empire of words which is built on the concept of objective subjectivity has to go through the pyre of fire to prove its worth. The pyre is nothing but marketing. The by-product of this Agni pariksha can be called as a deliverable which is acceptable to the client.

Is it worth the exercise? I would say yes. The acceptance of your thought process makes you feel appreciated. I fall in love with what I do, yet again. Believing that what Steve jobs said is absolutely right. Steve turned his passion into love of his life. Look at the absolute love in all the animation movies of Pixar… complete divinity in motion. He could only do it because he loved all of it. But then where the company called “Apple” come from. Steve could see beyond the void that’s why he is a new age technology sage, whereas the mortals like me are still stuck in making every moment work for them. Long way to go……

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