Popularity, Visibility, Results – Is That Leadership?
A lot of times, we consider leaders as those with power and position. The CXOs in organizations or the top-level management team members are taken as leaders. But, is that it?
A man who does it all by himself and seeks credits is not a leader.
Terms like position, title and authority are often confused with ‘leadership’. However leadership is not about the actual position that one owns. Whether an individual is a country or organization head, the title does not make him or her leader.

Leadership is when an individual’s influence plays an important role in someone else’s life. A leader’s influence causes people to work towards a shared vision. Leadership is more about the effect caused in others’ existence and relationship.

This is where the cross-cultural management training in the Global Leaders for Innovation and Knowledge program by Fujitsu-JAIMS Foundation comes into picture. It is a three and half month certificate management program that nurtures individuals to help them become effective leaders.

It fosters leadership skills with practical wisdom, arming them with a global perspective and local knowledge. It offers features which include a multi-campus network of four countries: Japan, the U.S. (Hawaii), Singapore, and Thailand. It teaches how to capture the essence of the situation, exercise good judgment, and take action within the changing context.

Leadership produces more leaders, not followers.
New leaders are often taken by surprise on the fact that a large part of their job involves influencing others outside of their control. These leaders believe that if they could control people, they would get the results they wanted. The reality is that you cannot control anyone.

Control is an illusion. It is limiting, demoralizing and doesn’t scale. The best leaders don’t lead from position. The people who we consider as great leaders of all times, majority of them did not have any formal position or authority. The lives of these real leaders are not dependent on the position they possess. And, these are the individuals who changed the course of history. Their leadership was defined by the impact they had on the lives of others.

The hallmark of effective leadership is the influence one has on the lives of others. The greater influence one is, the greater leader he or she is. Thus if you want to improve your leadership, you need to improve your influence.
Fujitsu Scholarship program helps you experience leadership and its importance at the crux. Sign up for the program and improve your skills to be a great leader of today and tomorrow.