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Indian Leaders are short on Emotional Intelligence! (says Management Next)

  lshape MNJohn Knights finds Indian leaders to be on par or even better than many global leaders in most aspects of leadership, yet, according to ManagementNext’s interpretation of his article there’s something amiss which make them behave the way they do – centralize decision-making, don’t respect other’s time, hence don’t confirm schedules, among a few. If Indian leaders were to invest in acquiring emotional intelligence, they have the opportunity to maximise their potential.

EACH TIME I LAND in Mumbai or Delhi or elsewhere in India, I feel a rush of adrenalin. I am here again to meet business leaders ranging from elite companies to start- ups – but they all have one thing in common; they are interested in how ‘leadership development’ can improve their business performance.

As I
 drive to my hotel to get some shut-eye before the first meeting I reflect on
the fact that only 30% of my agenda is confirmed but I know from experience that it will all work out and I will have a number of interesting meetings I
am not yet aware of. The mood that engulfs me is immediately optimistic, enthusiastic, friendly, open-minded and can-do. That is the effect India has on me – and these are all important characteristics for a nation on the up
– and also necessary to overcome the many serious challenges it faces.

So what about leadership in Indian businesses? And critically, what about its impact on sustainability? I see three themes that are particularly important for India at this point in time. They relate to ‘structure’, ‘process’ and, most important of all, ‘behaviour.’

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Effective Leadership

Danielle Grant, Director, LeaderShapeIn a recent edition of Managing Partner Magazine (26 Nov 2010: Volume 13 Issue 4) LeaderShape’s Danielle Grant comments on the entirely different disciplines of management and leadership.

Too often, effective leadership is simply assumed to result from good management practice. This isn’t the case. Leaders need to earn the respect and loyalty of their followers, even as their desire for continuous learning, engagement, involvement and recognition increases.

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REAL Leadership Article Published.

Leadership AcademyJohn Knights of LeaderShape is a regular contributor to the Newsletter of the Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is run by six universities in the South East, led by The University of Surrey’s School of Management.

John’s article; Get REAL! Radical, Ethical, Authentic Leadership, is published in their latest newsletter.
Previous articles include:
The Seven Essences of Leadership
The Neuroscience of Leadership.
Is Coaching Enough?