You Need No Title to be a Leader!

  • It is observed with utmost fascination how human beings innately crave for attention to not only boast of their achievements but also making efforts to showcase importance whenever an opportunity presents in varied forms. Except for people who are identified as wiser, sagely, humane, humble, rooted to the ground and staying aloof/neutral from mundane happenings in our day-to-day existence, none of us can lay claim from not being affected by the pull to gain prominence.  Simply speaking, such urgings are natural occurrences and there is nothing wrong with attempting to highlight one’s accomplishments either.

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  • Delving further deep into the subject matter, there are numerous recorded happenstances in the history of humankind where inspirational leaders have trudged on this great universe without embracing the despicable form of brusqueness, brash, crude, inhuman, prudish, condescending, authoritative, and impetuous disposition to rule commendably setting an indelible benchmark worthy of emulation. Medieval times may have had any number of rulers adopting not so sophisticated methodology to evoke loyalty amongst subjects as compared to present times.  Not anymore.
  • As the process of evolution paved way for present-day necessities incommensurate with the modernity embraced by humankind, the power of soft skills is firmly established as one of the most potent traits in evoking loyalty/acceptance amongst the followers. Especially so in the professional front, intemperate and tempestuous behavior is passé and considered anachronistic in the contemporary world.  Ever wondered why exhibiting boorish attitude and foul-mouthing colleagues/subordinates invariably produce instant dislike and retort from the receiving person? Subjugation is not working for sure.

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  • Times have changed drastically and in keeping with the emerging trends, a so-called leader is expected to carry along the entire team to realize stated objective/goal rather than attempting to garner sole attention or credit for successful endeavours undertaken collectively, unlike earlier times. A true leader in the present day is required to be endowed with veritable virtues enabling him/her to inspire/influence the team unquestioningly believing in the efficacy to produce desired results.  A unanimous endorsement can be possible only if the leader succeeds in garnering unflinching loyalty.
  • An embodiment of leadership does not entail wearing a title concurred on the individual on the forehead any longer. Acceptance from different corners originates from interpersonal skills developed over a period.  Understandably, opposition to any changes envisaged cannot be avoided even though prudent leaders would always find a way to carry forward everybody without asserting superiority by position and/or title conferred upon.  The world has come to accept titular roleplay is not predominantly superior to a confident disposition to inspire acceptance from the team.

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  • Not for nothing the adage you are as good as the team is widely accepted, appreciated, adopted, and addressed as the leader is always dependent on the support of more than one individual. I no longer as any place and hence, we alone ensure success on desired lines.  Gone are the days of dictatorial and imposing personalities ruling the roost.  Thus, one needs no title to be a leader but should possess a genial and empathetic personality trait to wholeheartedly welcomed and accepted by one and all to lead from the front.

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Krishna MV
Krishna is a Post Graduate with specialization in English Literature and Human Resource Management, respectively. Having served the Indian Air Force with distinction for 16 years, Armed Forces background definitely played a very major role in shaping as to who & what he is right now. Presently, he is employed as The Administrator of a well known educational institute in Bangalore. He is passionate about sharing thoughts by writing articles on the current affairs / topics with insightful dissection and offering counter / alternate views thrown in for good measure. Also, passionate about Cricket, Music – especially vintage Kannada & Hindi film songs, reading – non-fictional & Self-Help Books, and of course, fitness without compromising on the culinary pleasures.


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