“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
Leadership is both a research area and a practical skill encompassing the ability of an individual or organization to "lead" or guide other individuals, teams, or entire organizations. Specialist literature debates various viewpoints, contrasting Eastern and Western approaches to leadership, and also (within the West) United States versus European approaches. U.S. academic environments define leadership as "a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task".
Importance of Leadership:-
Leadership is an important function of management which helps to maximize efficiency and to achieve organizational goals. The following points justify the importance of leadership in a concern.
Initiates action- Leader is a person who starts the work by communicating the policies and plans to the subordinates from where the work actually starts.
Motivation- A leader proves to be playing an incentive role in the concern’s working. He motivates the employees with economic and non-economic rewards and thereby gets the work from the subordinates.
Providing guidance- A leader has to not only supervise but also play a guiding role for the subordinates. Guidance here means instructing the subordinates the way they have to perform their work effectively and efficiently.
Creating confidence- Confidence is an important factor which can be achieved through expressing the work efforts to the subordinates, explaining them clearly their role and giving them guidelines to achieve the goals effectively. It is also important to hear the employees with regards to their complaints and problems.
Building morale- Morale denotes willing co-operation of the employees towards their work and getting them into confidence and winning their trust. A leader can be a morale booster by achieving full co-operation so that they perform with best of their abilities as they work to achieve goals.
Builds work environment- Management is getting things done from people. An efficient work environment helps in sound and stable growth. Therefore, human relations should be kept into mind by a leader. He should have personal contacts with employees and should listen to their problems and solve them. He should treat employees on humanitarian terms.
Co-ordination- Co-ordination can be achieved through reconciling personal interests with organizational goals. This synchronization can be achieved through proper and effective co-ordination which should be primary motive of a leader.
Tips for Effective Leadership
Learn to lead by example.
Share the glory.
Know how to develop a team.
Become a master of communication.
Be courageous and assertive.
Show empathy, be kind and understanding
Stay strong and resilience
Yoga Exercises for enhancing Leadership
Shoulder blades feeling like two knotted, gnarled ropes? Try eagle arms, an “ahh” inducing stretch for the upper back and shoulders.
“Eagle arms can easily be done sitting at a desk,” says Renee Kennedy, a private and corporate yoga teacher. “Holding for just a few breaths will dramatically release tension in the upper body and help counteract the effects of stress.”
Agnistambhasana (Ankle to Knee or Fire Log Pose)
As an entrepreneur, there’s a good chance you spend a lot of your day either at a desk or in the car. It’s an inevitable part of doing business, but being seated for so many hours of the day can really do a number on your hips and low back.
Virabhadrasana III (Warrior 3)
Most entrepreneurs love a challenge. Want to kick it up a notch? Try this intermediate level pose, also known as Warrior III,
“Warrior III requires focus, strength, balance, and pure willingness to defy gravity,”
Childs Balasana (Child’s Pose)
Its name says it all. This restorative resting pose is the same one a child naturally curls up into when she’s feeling upset or overwhelmed.
Chakras, empowerment, combined relaxation, sensory, body scan and deep meditation