The economic and financial framework, in which organizations operate these days, is quite dynamic and volatile. Information and technology are paramount pre-requisites of functioning and change is very rapid. Therefore leaders at any level in an organization cannot rely solely upon their existing knowledge. Learning is part and parcel of every role irrespective of position or level of an individual.
The word ‘team’ in very simple words stands for bringing different people together for a common goal. I find “Trust” being one of the very important elements when people work together in any situation. But practically I have seen that it is a rarely found element in teams @ workplace.
We all know that strategies/projects fail sometimes and it happens due to various reasons. One of the reason that may cause a failure and which is neglected many time is Leader’s own perceptions.
Perception is a very vital and important part of a human behavior. It largely governs an individual’s approach to situations. Perceptions play an important role in defining the character of a leader.
I was with a client last week and got into a conversation after my coaching session with him. Discussing generally over a cup of coffee, he told me that senior leaders in his organization are not particular in approving/rejecting the leave applications they receive from their team members. The organization has provided the software where they receive the leave application on their cell phones as well as on emails and they have to spend a few seconds to approve/reject these.