The NorthCap University organized a workshop on Authentic Leadership by Dr Pramath Raj Sinha, Founding Dean of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and Managing Director, 9.9 Mediaworx Pvt Ltd on 28 May 2016, as a part of its outreach activities to share the wisdom of its esteemed faculty. Mr Sinha has a vast and enriching experience with a multitude of blue chip Indian companies and MNCs. His module on ‘Authentic Leadership’ focussed on three key lessons:
1. Leaders deliver results and they strive to deliver results in all situations. Steve Jobs founded Apple on this philosophy and his famous quote, ‘Real artists ship’ speaks about the importance of delivering results.
2. Your team’s eyes should shine with the vision. Believe in the people who are following you. As astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson summed up, if you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
3. Thank people who have made your life better – they are leaders for you. Leadership is about these small things. Gratitude is vital, it keeps us humble and connected to the people and organizations upon which our success is built.