“Leadership is not about a title or a designation. It’s about impact, influence, and inspiration. Impact involves getting results, influence is about spreading the passion you have for your work, and you have to inspire team-mates and customers.”
This quote by the world-renowned author and humanitarian Robin Sharma sheds light on what leadership is all about in the corporate world. To learn to be a real leader, you need to reach within, explore your own style and then get the feel for using your best leadership skills in an authentic manner. If you can turn your leadership into a reflexive skill like riding a bike, it will serve you through the long term.
Briefly speaking, a leader has a broader vision and responsibility. However, the skills required to become a leader are not acquired overnight. It requires patience, perseverance, and a smart thought process. These values assume more significance in an employee-centric organization like Brainvire.
Brainvire had organized a transformational leadership workshop as part of its HR initiatives. It started and ended on a high note. This article will focus on the salient highlights and key takeaways of this event.
The workshop commenced at 09:30 AM IST on September 07, 2019. Brainvire’s top leadership displayed their down to earth nature in the initial introductory session.
The speaker, Ms. Prachi Shukla Shah, from Position Plus Consultants, Ahmedabad, took the participants on a journey of self-exploration. Without knowing oneself better, an individual cannot work on the upliftment of his or her team. This session gave all team leaders deep insights about themselves. They were also made to explore the personalities of their teammates.
Analyzing the internal strengths and weaknesses along with the external opportunities and threats is essential for an organization to function efficiently. Thus, Ms. Shah pinpointed the benefits of SWOT analysis on both a personal and professional level. Such an analysis can be done even by a common employee who can then rise to become a leader.
As leaders, we have the notion that leadership is all about learning new things every day and putting them into action. But this is not true. Unlearning old things will clear the clutter from your memory and make space for new knowledge.
Alvin Toffler writes:
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”
An exclusive slot of the workshop was dedicated to the topic of ‘Art of Unlearning’ wherein the participants learned how to tackle the challenges associated with unlearning. In a nutshell, unlearning recognizes the abundance of useful information and fuels our passion. This leads us to the pursuit of knowledge and makes us better leaders.
Before winding up the workshop, the speaker gave a secret success mantra to all the leaders of Brainvire. It is known as ‘GOOGLE.’
G – Growth
O – Organize time
O – Organize yourself
G – Gratitude
L – Leverage the right resources
E – Effective communication
The participants also engaged in fruitful discussions with the speaker while enjoying sumptuous meals and refreshments.
The Workshop is Never Complete Without Fun!
Boredom can set in even in the most interesting events. The speaker tackled it smartly with a host of games for the attendees. For example, she distributed the teams into the various airlines and made them complete a virtual journey. Everyone’s excitement levels reached their peak while playing these games.
Summing it up
Leadership workshops offer you an excellent opportunity to bring your professional challenges to the table and discuss them on a common platform. At Brainvire, such activities are held more than often so that we, as employees, can hone our leadership skills. You may also drop in your CV to take your career to a new high and become the greatest leader of all time.