Executives today are
overloaded with strategies and tactics to solve every problem. While all
that is preached is worth emulating, it is taxing to perform like a page out
of a management textbook. It is, therefore, necessary that we shift through
the plethora of suggestions and solutions and absorb only the essence .The
following three virtues are the most important for an executive seeking
success in the corporate jungle.
Competence indicates the ability to perform, as the situation demands.
To scale the ladder of corporate hierarchy, competence is a must. While one
can rule through authority, one can earn respect only if one has competence.
We have not only to qualify academically, but also through training, from
experience and by reading. Decision -making at the top level becomes easier
if we possess the vital information and are aware of its implications
through past experience and present knowledge of the subject.
Competence is necessary for the survival of a free, democratic society.
Democracy means equal opportunity for all to grow with national progress.
Individuals have to seize the opportunity. This can be done only if
individuals are competent. In order to achieve excellence in the field of
our choice, competence is the foundation on which dedication and hard work
can create an empire of excellence.
It is not easy to maintain credibility in our dealings on a day-to-day
basis. Credibility is based on one's performance, behavior, attitude etc. It
is "to mean what we say and to do what
we mean". Credibility is built up over a
period of time. One's actions, judgments and reactions are based on sound
principles and fair assessments. Executives, who enjoy the credibility of
their peers and subordinates, can contribute to a greater extent as regards
efficiency and productivity as it is easier to work with and under such
people. Besides, because of their credibility, they will also be able to
convince the top management of their genuine requirements for investment and
expansion. This will help the organization to grow and prosper.
We often come across people whose signatures on documents are proof enough
of its genuineness. Credibility thus encompasses other virtues like
fairness, a principled approach to life, and honestly of purpose.
Research, innovation, re-engineering, value-analysis etc. are key words in
today's industrial world. All these activities spell creativity.
Drastic improvements and cost reduction can be achieved only through an
innovative, original approach. It is all about new methods and different
processes, unconventional and innovative ideas to reach the same target, in
less time, at lower costs. Education and experience warn us of impending
pitfalls and produce results in a traditional manner. However, progress can
be achieved only through a creative approach. Executives have to think of
new ways of doing things, every time and all the time to achieve cost
reduction, competitiveness, and all round excellence.
approach of Competence,
Creativity is a surefire formula that
guarantees a successful career.
Wish you a good luck.