Building the team and acceptance as the trusted leader Dhoni has build a image and charisma of the trusted leader with his with his down to earth , simplistic approach, personal standards of excellence and natural motivational ability. People know there is no hidden agenda or politics behinds his actions or thinkings. What you see is what you get.
Buildingthe team and acceptance as the trusted leader • Dhoni utilizes every team member at his disposal and brings out the best performance whether he is a senior or junior player. • He provides opportunity for every team member to prove themselves and contribute to the best of their abilities whether it is Raina, Yusuf Pathan, Nehra, Ashwin, Joginder Sharma, Sreesanth etc
Strategizing smartly using the resources available Another learning from Dhoni is about, optimal utilization of resources, which is vital for any business. Instead of giving excuses for lack of best resources, especially with the current scenario economic crisis, it is better to perform in whatever resources a leader has to his disposal.
Strategizing smartly using the resources available MSD has used his resources brilliantly whether it is using the weak bowling attack ,the vast experience of Sachin, the picking the sharp brains of Sehwag ,Zaheer Khan or the coach and support staff. He also trusts his gut instinct to visualise the end result and achieve it even if it meant going against the conventional or traditional methods.
Have enormous self belief and self confidence • MSD has enormous self belief on himself and his team members to take the risk and shock the competition. • This results in team members having great self-confidence and giving their best. Also this helps in admitting the mistakes and moving on to make amends. .
Have enormous self belief and self confidence • He has dared to play Nehra in the semi-finals against Pakistan ( much against popular sentiments and naïve logic) and took a chance with the temperamental Sreeshanth in the finals or opening up the bowling with Ashwin. • He was candid enough to admit that in the semi-finals he read the wicket wrong hinting that he did gamble in the team selection.
Humility is at the hallmark of his leadership style • As opposed to the current trend of aggressive, credit snatching, attention grabbing leaders; MSD like the perfect leader lets his team members believe that they achieved it themselves. • Leaders need to be assertive yet humble and must rarely allow their personal egos to be an obstacle for the success of their organization and that’s what M.S. Dhoni showing us through his current leadership style
Humility is at the hallmark of his leadership style • In most pictures that the press published, of the winning team taken MSD is conspicuously missing or relegated to the background just reinforcing his humility in acknowledging collective team effort.
Operates unflappably to ensure that all are grounded MSD is never animated nor excited no matter what the situation. This makes him an exceptional leader, for controlling ones emotion under stress and thinking clearly under the crisis is the mark of the excellent leaders.
Operates unflappably to ensure that all are grounded • The calm manner in which he readily agreed to taking the toss a second time when there was a mix up in the toss in the final, • Giving Sreesanth’s 8 overs despite having alternatives, promoting himself in the batting order despite having a poor run with the bat are testimony to his maturity and temperament.
Always ready to lead from the front specially when in crisis • Sometimes a leader has to take charge and lead by example. The leader gains respect by walking the talk and showing to the team members that he is ready to face the fire.
Always ready to lead from the front specially when in crisis By promoting himself in the batting order over Yuvraj Singh in the final inspite of his poor form as it would help the team (having let hand-right hand combination) he took charge out there in the centre and lead by example. • In the post match ceremony mentioning that the coach endorsed his decision to bat higher up in the order, he recognized the contribution of the coach Gary Kirsten and valued his counsel. • He took responsibility thereby implying that he had a major role to play in the team selection for which.
Be In present and not in past • Lot of the leaders boast about their past achievements or give their own examples when they were of their team members age or experience. • Also, he has mentioned at several forums that he believes to live in the present and not worry about future or past.
Be In present and not in past • According to him - • “It doesn't matter whether people say we are the best team or not or whether we have won or lost the previous match. In every match, one has to start from the scratch. • It is important that we carry the momentum in the game. During the series we had the motivation, we had the plans and most importantly we executed those plans well”
Gives straight feedback without any malice • A leader should give frank feedback both positive and negative. He should be careful enough to focus on the issues rather than on the person. • In case of failure, encourage him / her to introspect and do it next time with more vigour and better planning.
Gives straight feedback without any malice • In acknowledging Gambhir’scrucial innings in the finals, he was candid enough to articulate that he would have loved Gambhir to have got a century but that Gambhir had only himself to blame for getting out. • Similarly he intervened to pull up Sreesanth when Graham Smith complaint of Sreesanth passing personal comments to him.
Building the team and acceptance as the trusted leader • Strategizing smartly using the resources available • Humility is at the hallmark of his leadership style • Have enormous self belief and self confidence • Operates unflappably to ensure that all are grounded • Always ready to lead from the front specially when in crisis • Be In present and not in past • Gives straight feedback without any malice