Wednesday, July 20, 2011

“Are You a Leader Or a Ladder?”- Professor M.S.Rao

“The leader of the past was a person who knew how to tell. The leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.” – Peter Drucker

Behind the success of every leader there was someone who laid the ladder for his or her success. The ladder must have been friends, relatives, well-wishers, teachers, coaches or God. This is the fact every successful leader must admit. Although leaders succeed with their own efforts and energies there must have been a ladder that took them to the top of the world. Sometimes the ladder may be immediate superior in the corporate world who handheld them or trainers, teachers or coaches who groomed them. Great leaders pave the way for others to become leaders by becoming ladders. It is the great leaders who groom others as leaders. It helps ensure longevity for organizations apart from making these leaders taller in stature.

Companies began realizing that peak performance is possible only when its employees are constantly trained and upgraded with requisite skills and abilities to manage several challenges arising out of rapid changes in technology. And this is possible only through dedicated coaches.

Coaches are experts in application of right tools and techniques as per the needs of the leaders. They have their own assessments that enable leaders realize where they stand. Above all, coaches are experts in giving feedback that helps leaders know their blind spots and ensure their corporate upward movement. That is the reason, it is rightly said that feedback is the breakfast of the champions.

Books will help you acquire certain theoretical knowledge. The application of that knowledge into skills and abilities is possible only through good coaches. Since coaches have their own experiences with research, corporate and consultancy background they know what works well in the corporate world. They share the same with others to enhance their leadership effectiveness and success. In addition, they customize their coaching process as per the needs of the leaders. Hence, whether you are a leader or ladder or both you need a dedicated coach to reach to the top of the corporate ladder.

Professor M.S.Rao
Founder and Chief Consultant,
MSR Leadership Consultants, India
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1 comment:

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