It takes an expert’s eye to scrutinize and select the right candidate to hire the best resource for the organization. The task becomes more challenging when one has to hire a candidate for higher designation.
TimesJobs interviewed Pallavi Jha, Chairperson and MD, Dale Carnegie Training India. Here’s the excerpt:
What are the most important values you demonstrate as a leader?
Some of the most important leadership attributes are integrity and the ability to delegate. The key to delegation is unearthing the strengths of your employees and taking advantage of each person’s abilities. Whereas with integrity, you need to be a great example for your team to follow – and they also have to believe that you have their interests. Effective communication is also very important.
What is the greatest strength of a leader and the biggest weakness?
The greatest strength is the ability to lead a large team effectively and succumb to your idea to benefit the organization. The biggest weakness is not being able to delegate effectively.
How do you motivate your team?
Making your employees feel motivated and invested in the organization’s milestones is a fine art, and much of it relies on continuous feedback. It’s important to garner enthusiasm towards the hard work that is being contributed by the team members.
What is a leader’s best asset?
A leader’s best asset is his or her team mates. The quality and engagement of the people around are a huge factor in determining the success of your team or business. Focus on keeping your employees engaged and interested in the work that you’re doing and in the organization’s goals.
What is the most significant change that you think a leader can bring to an organization?
An alignment of employees with organizational goals, as well as employee satisfaction. If you are able to meet your bottom line and your employees are happily engaged while doing it, you have succeeded in bringing about meaningful positive change.
In the new-age work world which leadership style should leaders adopt?
Transformational leadership’s approach causes a deep-rooted change in individuals and their manner of functioning, with the end goal of developing them into conscientious, ethically responsible future leaders. Transformational leaders motivate employees to persevere towards goals that exceed immediate self-interest. This should be the leadership style that leaders should strive to adopt.