As a leader, Arif Bhalwani have witnessed some of the greatest and most powerful leaders. It is up to the individual to decide what they will take away from a program. A professional trainer can help to train, coach, encourage and hopefully motivate people, improving their leadership skills.
I always ask my trainees what they expect from attending these programs in the beginning stages of my training sessions. Some “spit out” every cliché they can in an effort to impress me. Others are just trying to get brownie points. Some offer me introspective solutions, listing just one or two of the most important things. Some people attend these programs and seem to believe that they do not need to be there as they are already leaders.
People who believe they don’t need more leadership training are not likely to reach the highest levels of leadership. Many people believe that because they have “been there, done that,” they have all the knowledge and experience necessary to be a leader. While experience is definitely beneficial, it can only be constructive when the experience is positive. It happens all too often that, even if someone has done something before or multiple times before, it doesn’t make them an expert.
As a youngster, I was a part of my school’s team for tennis. I watched many players who were more consistent, played more matches than I did, but their competitive results were less impressive. I defeated many players with greater skill, speed, athleticism, and faster serves. I often defeated players with higher skill levels, faster serves and more athleticism. However, I often had a better record in matches because I had the “mental toughness,” attitude, gamesmanship, and gamesmanship to exploit my opponent’s weakness. This often frustrated a better player into making many unforced errors. The same goes for leadership. If a leader is merely focusing on his skills and not thinking about the attitudinal aspects, such as how well he presents a public speech, conducts a meeting, or prepares documentation, it can be detrimental to his ability to maximize his chances of success.
A leader is someone who has to be constantly trained, learn, and adapt to new circumstances. A leader must be ready for any eventuality, have a good plan and motivate others. It takes self-confidence. This confidence doesn’t have to be flashy. However, it allows you to quickly assess the situation and make the right decisions. This only happens if people are willing to learn, listen, and work hard to achieve excellence and continuous improvement. It is difficult to find a person who will accept this approach, but it is the only truly winning formula.
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