True leaders don’t create followers they produce more leaders. That’s exactly what Adeel Anwar’s (Director Organizational Excellence at Warid Telecom & President Pakistan Human Capital Forum) mission is in life.
Basic values are ignored in the race of achieving big, which is why Mr. Adeel emphasizes on the importance of the fundamental code of professional ethics. We either make ourselves miserable or make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. It’s just what you choose for yourself to be. And if you are having a difficulty identifying the essential ingredients to refine your personality, here is a list of few that matters.
- Fair mindedness
- A persuasive, congenial personality
- Ability to cope with conflicting point of views
- Function under pressure
- Demonstrate Discretion
Integrity is making sure that the things you say and the things you do are in alignment. People may doubt what you say but they will always believe what you do. Hence the consequences of your actions always lie in the consistency of your act, values and principles in life. And whoever is careless with the small matters can never be trusted with important matter. And just like the wiser said, if you have integrity nothing else matters, and if you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters.
As Adeel accentuates, to be a fair leader you have to challenge wrong where it is wrong. Being kind is easy, but being fair is hard. And kind might bring you affection, but fair will get you the truth. You pick the value and you stick to it. When you know the truth you speak the truth and even if you are the minority of One, the TRUTH is still the TRUTH.
Getting tasks done is no big deal when you are enjoying a superior position at a company. The real joy is putting efforts to persuade people, engage and implement decisions with warmth and togetherness and achieving a shared objective. Working in isolation might get you favorable results, but team work will make the dreams work !
When you are working, conflicts are inevitable but resolving them is an option. And how gracefully you do it defines just enough how much audacity are you capable of to work under pressure. Now winners may perform extra ordinary on occasions but champions are the ones who can keep the ritual alive. Courage is not to raise your voice to shut the others, it is to co-exist and rise among them the others.
So, if you incorporate all these ingredients in your personality I can ensure you the success of your character, an elegance in your actions and a sensation in your work. They may say it’s easier said than done, but I am not telling you it’s going to be easy. I am telling you, It’s going to be worth it.
Blogger: Ms. Yasmeen Butt, Manager Career Counseling & Placement Center