Career Magazine - Leadership Digest

Dr. Abdul Kalam

What makes a productive leader

In my opinion, a productive leader must be very competent in staffing. He should continually introduce new blood into the organisation. He must be adept at dealing with problems and new concepts. The problems encountered by an R&D organisation typically involve trade-offs among a wide variety of known and unknown parameters. Skill in handling these complex entities is important in achieving high productivity. The leader must be capable of instilling enthusiasm in his team. He should give appropriate credit where it is due; praise publicly, but criticize privately. - Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.

Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak

What Makes a Leader? It is Deep Listening

It is combination of many traits that makes a person, a leader in the real sense. In this issue we are highlighting one of the traits of leadership, 'Deep Listening'.

The big ear of reverred Ganeshjee is a symbol of 'Deep Listening'. But in spite of all such importance given to listening, it continues to be a neglected area in management, in parenting, or in our educational system. A very few organisation cover training on listening or undertake planned exercise for improving the listening skills of their employees. Read Article