Nithin T S is the Director- Marketing (India), SemaConnect Charging Infra Pvt. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SemaConnect Inc. With B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras and MBA from IIM Calcutta, Nithin has over 9 years of experience in Engineering Design, Business Development, Market Research, and Marketing with stints in Aerospace, Telecom, FMCGs, Pharmaceuticals & Wellness sectors. At SemaConnect, Nithin leads the marketing initiatives for the Indian Market.
The global pandemic crisis brought about major disruptions and posed a threat to the meager survival of businesses at the global level. It also pushed the organizations to rethink their operational strategies and modify their working patterns. Ever since then, they have been trying to put their best foot forward in dealing effectively with both internal and external changes.
The emergence of dynamic leadership era
Considering the former, the coronavirus-induced instability majorly impacted the employees’ morale as well. During this time, even the leadership and managerial skills were put to test as managing and coping with such unforeseen situations was next to impossible! However, one thing became crystal clear- that the usual leadership strategies won’t be effective enough to sail through such turbulent times! Hence, the attribute of ‘dynamics’ especially at the leadership level has been introduced and has been significantly picking up pace. In order to cope with the ever-evolving industry scenario as well as the internal changes, dynamic leadership has indeed become the dire need of the hour. Have a glimpse at a few qualities that are required in order to be the new-age leader and exhibit dynamic leadership at the workplace.
Focus on the bright side
Of course, no change or crisis is positive! However, being the leader, it is our responsibility to boost the team’s morale and pull them out from the negativity. This can be done by spreading positivity by focusing on our strengths, milestones achieved both at the individual as well as organizational levels, and how this change could positively impact our organization or the team in the long run.
Foster a collaborative environment
Present at the leadership position, it is only you who can create a collaborative environment! Keeping every employee, team, and organization on the whole together and connected during such tough times is important. This will help foster the union of everyone as a single team. It would also provide a sense of relief to the workforce that they aren’t alone and that you have their back. This trust would further lead to them standing by you through thick and thin.
Enable two-way communication
In order to inculcate dynamic leadership, two-way communication is one of the most important aspects. One should listen to double the amount one is speaking. Listening to what your team, management, and other staff have to say and considering their viewpoint is one of the key attributes of a dynamic leader. This will be no less than an unbiased feedback that will help you improve yourself as well as enhance the working of the firm accordingly.
Constantly crave knowledge and learning
A dynamic leader is never satiated. He/she is always looking out for new ways to gather knowledge and indulges himself/herself in new ways of learning. Their hunger for knowing all the more and as much as possible makes them inquisitive, curious, and knowledgeable. Every day, every minute, every conversation, and every argument is a learning process for them!
Focused approach and critical thinking capabilities
Dynamic leadership comprises of focused approach and determination on the part of the leaders. They have to be sincere and dedicated enough so as to be persistent and consistent in their efforts. This is important as having these traits would help you achieve the goal of sailing through the crisis smoothly and effectively.
Quick decision-making ability
Being an efficient leader during dynamic times, the capacity to make quick decisions post thinking through is an important attribute. Crisis or changes are unpredictable events and require solutions that are not only instant but also effective. Hence, to tread on the path of dynamic leadership, it is critical to analyze the situation thoroughly and come up with feasible solutions instantly that would help in resolving the hurdle effectively and efficiently.
Being dynamic has emerged to be one of the prerequisites while leading the team and the organization. This becomes all the more essential during testing times such as the global pandemic crisis. Apart from having a positive attitude, being open and flexible to changes is an integral part of dynamic leadership. Passé are the days when traditional methodologies could work in managing the crisis, employees or the stakeholders. In the present modern times, being a dynamic leader is the dire need of the hour. The one who is adaptive, quick, and efficient, and can handle pressure is the one who can successfully transform from being a leader to a dynamic leader!