My tete-a-tete with Kaushik Mahapatra on Leadership

My tete-a-tete with Kaushik Mahapatra on Leadership and Leadership coaching - Joyner Sadhu

Questionnaire -

A) Leadership is a commitment to achieve something new and something which is unrealistic to other people. It’s about continuously improving yourself and people around you.

The definition of leadership has nothing to do with the hierarchy or anyone’s position.

A) Well anyone can be a leader. We can lead as an individual, as an employee, as a parent, as a child and as a responsible citizen.

The Job of leaders is not taking power, but the opposite: Empowering.

A)  I know It’s a never-ending debate. I would say Both- but mostly made. Some people are born with qualities that make them natural leaders, and other people acquire it by training, practice and experience. They seek to understand and be understood.

However irrespective of whether they are born or made they should continuously improve their ability with desire, determination and focus.

A) Motivational leadership refers to someone leading others by motivating them. It definitely gives you that initial push. The beginning to everything is the hardest part. Motivation also help you to appreciate the situation and Look at the brighter side.

However, Motivation is always short lived.

A)  A combination of Meditation and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) has tremendously worked for me. Human beings have huge potential to grow beyond our current limitations. However, we get limited by our own beliefs, our own thoughts, our own values, our own feelings, our own opinions and our own judgement. we keep holding to them and it does not allow us to move forward.

Meditation and NLP helps you to get rid of these limitations. Meditation mainly works on self-awareness as a Leader and NLP helps you to train your brain and achieving excellence in both your personal and professional life.

Both these tools help you to stay in a happy and beautiful state of mind no matter what people do to you. Happy people are successful.

A) How well you lead your life is directly proportional to how much you love yourself and others. The heart is much more wiser than your head. Trust your instincts and follow it.

A) In this transactional life, you would always be consumed with things – others want you to do. However, you need to give equal importance to what you want to do. Wherever focus goes energy flows.

Also, If you don’t use the energy, you lose it. Silent and passive people don’t learn much and hence can’t lead effectively.

A) 1. There is an extraordinary in every ordinary.

2. Everyone has a success story however only a few people realize it.

3. The best investment in Leading is the investment in Learning.

These are quotes which I wrote for myself sometime back and has influenced me a lot so far.

A) Affirmations always keep you on track. Some of my favorite ones which helps me to lead my life are:

Affirmation 1: I would be in a beautiful state always, appreciate things around me and empower myself to lead.

Affirmation 2: No matter what the situation is – I would find out a way.

Affirmation 3: I would always push myself hard to achieve more.

A) You can attend Leadership Training and Coaching workshops where you get exposed to leadership models and a tailored approach to create a positive ecosystem for yourself so that you can contribute to the best of your potential.

Indian Leadership Academy provides such Leadership Development Programs to create self motivated individuals who have a vision to lead from the front, have strong passion and attitude to lead themselves as well as others. The programs help you to assess your style of leadership and provide opportunities to identify specific areas of improvement and ultimately lead the life you deserve.

- Joyner Sadhu

Mentor, Coach & trainer
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