Civilisation War: The Evolution of Leadership

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The economy, the emerging markets, and the financial world have been falling apart due to multiple reasons unknown to all those who know less of leadership. It is then when the actual need for a true leader comes into the picture. Over the past decades, some of the renowned leaders have proven their skills to reframe some of the finest companies. They have marked their territory with their unmatched dexterity and flamboyant approach towards designing new structures for organizations. “A LEADER IS HE, WHO INSPIRES TO FOLLOW.”

We’re in the 21st century with some of the most amazing technological and improvised methodologies to run our economy and financial framework. Yet we are deprived of achieving the Balanced Scorecard. Ever pondered?

The answer to this question is highly subjective and perfectly debatable. It is all in the vision of the leader that is either faulty or misinterpreted. Either risk taking or risk denying. Either commanding or inspiring A leader with a vision is capable of creating an environment which is ambitious and not disregarding the team spirit.

Here’s why leadership was a process 4 decades back and now is an experience that varies from individual to individual.

  1. Planning with Poise:
    Being able to strategize the actions 5 years down the line describes a leader’s ability to envision the future, just as the world knows Mr. Ratan Tata for being an iconic leader. He took over in 1991 and changed the no-layoff policy at Tata. He envisioned the future competition due to the onset of the New Economic Policy (NEP): that gave birth to Globalisation. He didn’t want to overburden the company with overstaffing, so without worrying about the consequences he took this decision which has very much proven to be fruitful today.


  1. Evolutionary Entrants:
    The leaders these days are more focused on bringing a transformational change. Leaders want to inspire people. And they do. Mr. Steve Jobs is the best example of a transformational and inspirational leader. Replacing him at Apple is impossible because of his special skills in nurturing new products that have significant market potential. If only influence were quantified, we’d know what Steve Jobs was to Apple.


  1. Pragmatic Leadership:
    So, quality and quantity are both interrelated and yet independent events. Most leaders have been able to tap either of them. However, in the current scenarios, leaders are focussing on achieving a perfect blend of both. The leaders are laying realistic and achievable goals that bring out the maximum potential of the employees. This results in satisfied customers. This way the vicious circle continues with the utmost parity and smoothness.


To say that the leaders have changed due to emerging competition is an understatement; rather it’s the dynamism that’s taking the world by a storm – for they have evolved.

Uncapping zones, Embracing Challenges, Creating Breakable Norms & Bidding Adieu to the Stereotypes – They are leaving no stone unturned and are inspiring as never before!

The function of leadership is to create more leaders and not followers.