A number of you may say that a leader is the one who is a good speaker. Yes, speaking and making yourself heard is definitely a trait that every leader possesses. However, what matters the most is whether, as a leader, you can inspire your listeners and followers.
While thinking along this line, I realized that being a leader, I should be a better listener than a speaker. If I do not listen to the problems that my teammates are facing, how am I supposed to come to a solution?
I also realized that it was essential to let my teammates enjoy the work. Yes, it is necessary that we adhere to the deadline. However, what matters more is the quality of work. Once we work with love and passion, compromising on the quality of work would not be a headache. And, if we can enjoy the work, do we really have to worry about the deadline?
I don’t know if I am a good leader. However, I know that I am trying to be a good listener so that I can help my teammates out. I hope I can live up to their expectations and help them achieve their dreams.
Shreya Dutta is the Founder & Creative Head of StarWords India and the author of “Dance in the Rain”. She is an engineer by qualification and a writer by passion. Years ago, when little girls were jotting down their bucket list, Shreya was lost in her dreamland in which she was immortal. Dutta had started off writing at an early age because she believed that writing not only helped her to voice her opinion but also led her closer to immortality. With every write-up that gets published, Shreya believes that she gets embedded in the pages of history to inspire the youngsters who dream likewise. Writing is not just her passion; it is her way of taking the road less travelled.