As we stand on the Threshold of Knowledge today, Mankind is taking a tiny step into the World of Wisdom. A New Era is taking Birth and we the People are experiencing both the agony and the ecstasy.We call it the New Normal
One factor that can get us through this state of turbulence is Leadership.
Yes the World needs New Leaders.My presentation will cover the concept called Absolute Leadership” which will survive the Test of Time Absolute Leadership will revive and revisit Values Of the human race which has contributed to the goodness in our planet and will leave behind a legacy to cherish.
Why are Absolute Leaders necessary?
Absolute Leaders are Renaissance Leaders. They are capable to manage and lead through times of change. To give you examples:- Socrates, Lincoln , Vivekananda, Gandhi .They were all Absolute Leaders who created a concept called distributed Leadership.
Absolute Leaders determine direction.
They create a movement and give that movement a direction from where they are in the present situation to where they want to be ..a Vision seen in their inner mind.
Absolute Leaders make things happen.
They shape the culture for the future to inhabit. They break down dogmas,rituals,customs,behavior,rigid mindsets and create a new pattern where the the new human race equipped with new knowledge and empowerment can settle down comfortably. From a burning platform they create a new platform to take mankind ahead.
Yes they use management as a Tool to make this happen.
Today if we look at society at large we see people are reluctant to adopt and adapt to new ways.If we observe the movement of society underneath a magnifying glass we will see that there are three distinct levels or layers in movement
1. The Technical Layer (Innovations and scientific developments)
2. The Political Layer (Hierarchy and Social Structure)
3. The Cultural Layer (Traditions and Habits )
They all need to be in Sync for the forward movement .Even if one of the layers is out of sync friction is created and the effects are visible in that society or nation. The struggle we see in society is for the alignment of these 3 layers
Absolute Leaders address the issues at all the 3 layers and hence are able to create the necessary Impact
Finally Absolute Leaders are Revolutionaries.
They face Reality and mobilize appropriate response. Facing reality is the first Crucial step that Absolute Leaders take if they want to bring about a change (e.g. Gandhi and India’s Freedom movement) Once the Leader has figured out the problem/challenge/opportunity he or she has to:-
1. Determine what actions need to be taken to deliver a response.
2. Make sure that these actions get implemented promptly and in the desired sequence.
Absolute Leaders need to Mentor and create leaders who are able to encourage others to tread the Path. Only when this happens there will be momentum and the momentum can be sustained over a period of time. It is true that one person alone change the world but he can certainly make the difference.