Be the effective leader in any organisation

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Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes – Peter Drucker

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected – Steve Jobs

I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people – Mahatma Gandhi

For me, to say I want to go to sleep and retire and prepare for my afterlife, I think that is very selfish. – Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad

                      DO MORE THAN MANAGE – LEAD !

Managers work with processes, leaders work with people. Both are necessary to make an organization run smoothly but have different functions. So what is the role of leaders? Leaders lead the people who manage the processes. If all work in an organization were performed by machines and processes were monitored and controlled by computers, organization would not need any leaders. But people do the work and manage the processes and people do not function like machines. They have feelings. They think. They have problems, hopes and dreams. Though people can be managed, they would rather be led. And when they are led, they perform at a much higher level.

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Characteristics of a powerful leaders around the world

1. Leaders Think Longer Term

They ensure the right things are done so an organization will thrive for today and the future. What are your personal, team’s & organizatio’s long-range goals?

2. Leaders See Larger Context

See everything in terms of entire organization and beyond –  good leaders should think even more global!

How do I fit in my area or department? How do all the departments fit in the organization? Where does our organization fit within the market? How is our market related to other industries and the economy?

3. Leaders Push Boundaries

They desire to find better ways, make improvements and to see progress. They make changes, retire old rules and invent new procedures. Ask “Why do we do it this way?”. Say “Let’s try this”. Leaders want to take new territories and that means crossing boundaries.What boundaries need to be challenged in your department in order to make progress?

4. Leaders Put Emphasis on Intangibles

These include influence, morale, motivation, momentum, emotions, attitude, atmosphere and timing. To gauge such things, read between the lines. Be comfortable dealing with such things.

What are biggest challenges expected to face today?

What opportunities could appear?

5. Leaders Invest Power in Others

Management is about control – control costs, quality and efficiency.  Leadership is not about controlling, it is about releasing. Look for good people and invest in them to point they can be released and empowered to perform. Better the leaders, more delighted they are to see members of their team finding their own new ways to get things done.

Who will you begin to mentor? How can you invest in this person?

6. Leaders As Agents of Change

Desire innovation and love new challenges. Want more than just seeing progress – want to help make it happen. Leadership is a moving target and it always will be. If desire to become better leader, get comfortable with change. 




  1. Learning organization
  2. Creativity and innovation
  3. Reengineering
  4. Self managing work teams
  5. Breakthrough improvement
  6. Empowerment
  7. Customer delight
  8. Shared leadership
Thinking Skills
  • analyzing information
  • solving problems   
Work Management Skills    
  • planning and organizing work
  • being resourceful
Interpersonal And Communication Skills 
  • communicating vision and purpose
Building Networks, Relating To Others
  • working with and through people
Leadership Skills        
  • motivating and inspiring others
  • coaching and developing others
Motivation Skills       
  • adapting to change
  • showing drive and taking action
Personal Factors       
  • demonstrating integrity and trust
  • modeling cultural values
  • displaying empathy when leading people from different generations eg Generation X, Y & Millenial
Organizational Skills        
  • focusing on customers and committing to quality
Technical Skills           
  • demonstrating functional expertise
  • knowing the business


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YouTube: Rachel Khor


Principal Trainer, Peak Success Abundance Sdn Bhd

From Directive Communication International & American Institute of Business Psychology:

– Certification in Colored Brain Communication
– Certification in Human Drive & Motivation
– Certification in Dynamic Speaking
– Certification in Curriculum Development
– PSMB Certified Trainer
– Certification in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP)
– Certification in Hypnotherapy from London College of Clinical
Hypnosis (LCCH)
– 18 years corporate training experience

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