My Online Diary covering all aspects of what i Experience and Learn along with what i read and like to revisit from time to time !!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Collin Powell's Leadership Lessons
Collin Powell' Lessons on Leadership - A scintillating Talk had the opportunity to attend
"Being responsible sometimes means pissing people off."
"The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help them or concluded that you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership."
"Don't be afraid to challenge the pros, even in their own backyard." (if you have
a yes-man working for you, one of you is redundant. Good leadership encourages everyone's evolution)
"Never neglect details. When everyone's mind is dulled or distracted the leader must be doubly vigilant."
"You don't know what you can get away with until you try." Forgiveness is easier then permission
"Organization doesn't really accomplish anything. Theories of management don't much matter. Endeavors succeed or fail because of the people involved. Only by attracting the best people will you accomplish great deeds."
"Organization charts and fancy titles count for next to nothing."
Part I: "Use the formula P=40 to 70, in which P stands for the probability of success and the numbers indicate the percentage of information acquired.” Part II: "Once the information is in the 40 to 70 range, go with your gut."[Excessive delays in the name of information-gathering breeds "analysis paralysis." ]
"The commander in the field is always right and the rear echelon is wrong, unless proved otherwise." ….. (Too often, the reverse defines corporate culture ) `- Shift the power and the financial accountability to the folks who are bringing in the beans, not the ones who are counting or analyzing them.
"Have fun in your command. Don't always run at a breakneck pace. Take leave when you've earned it:Spend time with your families.
Integral Part of the Core Leadership Team in Apac & One of the Key Founding members of the Satyam APAC -MEIA Operations .
Currently Accountable to Re-energize our focus in Non English Speaking markets ( Japan ,Greater China ) and Emerging Markets like Africa.
Recently transitioned out of being the head of Middle East & Africa Business. Also have Extensive experience in Market Development which includes setting up Beach heads in the Region which have now grown to fairly large Independent Operations . The Beach Heads which I have been instrumental in setting up are in Malaysia , China , Australia , Thailand , South Africa and quite a few countries in Middle East.
Primary responsibility for a Significant part of the last 8 Years has been in setting up a Multi-national Marketing and Alliance team across APAC which includes team members who are Japanese, Chinese ,Korean , Singaporean etc . Marketing and Alliance activities across the region has been about Building the Brand across the APAC markets through Events, thought leadership forums ,Substantial Alliance , Analyst and Third Party Advisory driven activities.