The Investor Sentiment - Equity and investments forum for Sri Lankans

Display results as :

Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
»  5000 Post Milestone - Congratulations
Today at 11:59 am by Ethical Trader

» Honey trap for SL politico's
Today at 11:30 am by Ethical Trader

» Hello and CSE ?
Today at 11:16 am by Ethical Trader

» SPEN.N0000
Yesterday at 6:41 pm by Backstage

» Dividend Announcement
Yesterday at 12:19 pm by nihal123

» Flying is the Safest mode of Transport
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:57 am by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» Land of Idiots
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:46 am by CK

» Protectionism not sustainable, Sri Lanka ceramic industry told
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:13 pm by Backstage

» Credit growth to surge beyond Central Bank’s expectation if agriculture sector picks up
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:26 pm by Backstage

» Beware the Ides of March !
Thu Mar 15, 2018 2:15 pm by The Alchemist

» ලංකාවේ දුවන්නේ ලොරි බස් – ධම්මික කියයි
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:57 pm by nihal123

» Happy Birthday
Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:53 pm by nihal123

Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:37 pm by spw19721

» Obituary Notice.
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:37 pm by sashimaal

Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:23 am by lanka

» “ ඔසු උයන ” at Kahathuduwa, Piliyandala
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:01 pm by AjithR

» Oil,gold, silver Prices
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:00 pm by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» SLT Suspends Free Email Service
Tue Mar 13, 2018 1:14 pm by slstock

» Perpetual Treasuries
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:49 pm by slstock

» මහනුවර ප්‍රචණ්ඩ ක්‍රියා: සැකකරුවන් අසූඑක් දෙනෙක් අත්අඩංගුවේ
Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:35 pm by Ethical Trader

» ලෝකෙ ඕනෑම තැනකට විදින්න පුළුවන් මිසයිල අපි ලඟ - පූතින්
Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:15 am by soileconomy

Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:27 pm by Ethical Trader

» Micro Finance
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:20 am by yellow knife

» නිවැරදි බුදු දහම
Tue Mar 06, 2018 5:08 am by Ethical Trader

Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:39 pm by Ethical Trader

» Laughter the Best Medicine
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:42 pm by pee ratio

» වචන නම් අපේ ඒත් තනුව ?????????
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:52 pm by Rana

» The largest known Prime Number
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:14 pm by Ethical Trader

» "My Entrepreneurship Mind and the Leadership Heart” Mr. Dhammika Perera
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:05 pm by Backstage

» "My Entrepreneurship Mind and the Leadership Heart” Mr. Dhammika Perera
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:00 pm by Backstage

» Citi rating model tops Sri Lanka as most attractive frontier market
Fri Mar 02, 2018 8:41 pm by Backstage

» JINS.N0000 ( Janashakthi Insurance PLC)
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:51 am by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා

» Aircel, country's last small mobile phone operator, files for bankruptcy (India)
Thu Mar 01, 2018 10:23 am by sashimaal

» Alliance Finance
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:33 pm by Ethical Trader

Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:13 am by Ethical Trader

Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:08 pm by Ethical Trader

» East West properties
Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:07 pm by Ethical Trader

» Resus Energy වැඩි බලය Trydan Partners යටතට
Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:13 pm by Ethical Trader

» බුද්ධ භවනා
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:35 pm by Ethical Trader

» හවුල් ආණ්ඩුව තවදුරටත් පවතින බව පාර්ලිමේන්තුවට දන්වයි
Wed Feb 21, 2018 5:17 pm by Ethical Trader

» ජීවිතය පටන් ගන්නේ 60න්
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:14 pm by lanka

» EAP ගනුදෙනුවේ සැඟවුණු ගැනුම්කරු හෙළිවෙයි
Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:39 pm by lanka

» මිලියන 4,000 ක අකිලගේ ටැබ් කොන්ත්‍රාත්තුව අබාන්ස්ට
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:55 pm by nihal123

» Dhananath Fernando wins $ 10,000 for Sri Lanka in Think Tank Shark Tank in Asia
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:35 am by Ethical Trader

» උදයංග වීරතුංග රැගෙන ඒමට පොලිස් නිලධාරීහු ඩුබායි වෙත
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:24 am by soileconomy

» ධම්මික පෙරේරා කෝටි 16 ක කාරයක් ගෙනෙයි
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:31 pm by soileconomy

» ආර්ථික අර්බුදය ඉක්මවා ගිය දේශපාලන අර්බුදය හමුවේ 'රුපියල'
Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:00 pm by Ethical Trader

Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:12 am by pjrngroup

» විගණකාධිපතිගේ 2016 වාර්තාව මෙන්න
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:31 pm by Ethical Trader

» Boost for foreign investment in Govt. securities
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:45 pm by Ethical Trader

March 2018

Calendar Calendar


Information posted in this forum are entirely of the respective members' personal views. The views posted on this open online forum of contributors do not constitute a recommendation buy or sell. The site nor the connected parties will be responsible for the posts posted on the forum and will take best possible action to remove any unlawful or inappropriate posts.
All rights to articles of value authored by members posted on the forum belong to the respective authors. Re-using without the consent of the authors is prohibited. Due credit with links to original source should be given when quoting content from the forum.
This is an educational portal and not one that gives recommendations. Please obtain investment advises from a Registered Investment Advisor through a stock broker

5 leadership lessons you should learn as early as possible.

Go down

5 leadership lessons you should learn as early as possible.

Post by කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා on Fri Jun 05, 2015 8:54 pm

There are leadership courses and leadership seminars which can improve your abilities to delegate and manage strategies and teams on a high level, but there’s no real substitute for experience.

Some professionals go their entire lives without grasping the most important fundamentals of excellent leadership, while others seem to learn them almost immediately, with no explanation other than each leader having different experiences shaping them.

Of course, it’s better to learn the fundamentals of leadership early on in your career — the earlier you learn them, the more time you’ll have to put them into practice and refine them through your professional progression. Unfortunately, there isn’t a list of simple rules that govern what separates good leaders from bad ones.

However, there are some basic lessons you’ll need to learn about leadership to get yourself moving in the right direction.

1. Finding the right people is the ultimate priority.

You can’t do anything as a leader unless you have the people you need working under you and with you. It’s your responsibility to make sure a great team is in place. Only then can you begin delegating responsibilities, managing direction, and getting people to work better together.

There’s no right or wrong way to build a team; it’s completely dependent on your goals, your strengths, and your weaknesses. But you need to find people that you can count on to execute specific responsibilities. They need to respect your position as a leader, but they also need to be comfortable enough to bring up their own opinions and use their own expertise to make decisions.

In the words of Ronald Reagan, “surround yourself with the best people you can find, delegate authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”

2. Mutual trust is essential.

This tenet of leadership works tightly with the first. In order to accomplish anything, an air of mutual trust needs to be present. That means you need to trust your employees, your employees need to trust you, and your employees need to trust each other.

The first step is to hire trustworthy people — people who are honest, open, and self-motivated enough to work for the good of the company. But beyond that, it’s your responsibility to create a culture and an atmosphere that encourages both honesty and co-dependence.

Allow your employees to express their opinions and air their grievances freely without fear of penalty, and don’t conceal your intentions. Admit mistakes, be transparent about your motivations, and reward your employees for their accomplishments.

These habits breed a sense of familiarity and trust, which will allow your team to work more efficiently — and be happier doing it.

3. Adversity is a reality of leadership.

This is a tough lesson to learn, and understanding the logic behind it on paper is much different than experiencing it firsthand.

As a leader, you’re going to go through some tough times. It doesn’t matter how effective you are, what kind of team you’re working with, or what conditions you enter.

You’re going to face some extremely tough days, and since you’re the leader, the brunt of the stress is going to fall on you.

You must be prepared for this eventuality. If you let the extra stress get to you, it’s going to take over and corrupt any chance you had at fixing the situation. Instead, you need to learn to view adversity as an opportunity.

If there’s a new challenge, consider it an opportunity to look at things from a new perspective. If you’ve made a mistake, consider it an opportunity to improve.

Patience cannot be underestimated in these high-stress situations.

4. Ideas must be grounded in pragmatism.

As a leader, it’s natural to infuse your own idealism into your leadership style. If you have a vision for a company and for a culture, you want that vision to be executed perfectly. You want the perfect set of values dictating the actions of your workers, and you want only perfect products leaving your warehouse.

Unfortunately, the world isn’t perfect, and some ideals simply aren’t possible to execute practically. As a leader, your ideas must be grounded in pragmatism, meaning instead of relying on your ideals to dictate your approach, you must consider how your ideals can be shaped to realistically fit into a practical world.

5. You have never learned enough.

The amount of information out there is infinite. There should never be a point when you, as a leader, decide that you have learned enough. There are always new ideas to consider, new strategies to try, or new events to digest, and without this continuous infusion of new perspectives and new data, your business and your team are going to become stagnant.

Make it a point to constantly refine yourself. Attend seminars and lectures. Read books.

Read more.
කිත්සිරි ද සිල්වා
Top contributor
Top contributor

Posts : 7130
Join date : 2014-02-23
Age : 60
Location : රජ්ගම

Back to top Go down

Re: 5 leadership lessons you should learn as early as possible.

Post by nihal123 on Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:44 pm

Thanks Kith
Top contributor
Top contributor

Posts : 4388
Join date : 2014-02-24
Age : 52
Location : Waga

Back to top Go down

Back to top

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum