Leaders Should Adopt Balanced Approach of Toughness and Kindness

Leaders Should Adopt Balanced Approach of Toughness and Kindness
The key question to ask is not just what the intent of the leader is but the impact they have on the followers and course correct from there. Self-interest vs. the interest of others is a key distinction between tough and toxic leaders.

How do you define the leadership traits one must have for addressing future challenges and needs? What kind of new set of critical skills should modern leaders embrace to remain relevant?

TG Leadership for the future requires you to be constantly in a learn-and-unlearn cycle around technical skills and in an adaptive mindset around leadership skills. There is no such thing as good leadership; there is such a thing as good leadership at the moment because leadership has to be contextual. All models of leadership that are taught have limits to their applications and they can break down outside of context. So, I suggest not chasing a trend but rather chasing a mindset of constant learning, growth, and evolution. Being uncomfortable is one of the biggest skills leaders need today. Ask yourself when was the last time you did something new for the first time? What was the last book you read which was not from your domain? When did you last spend time harvesting your learning and experience? Through this relentless pursuit of learning, growth,...

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Dr. Tanvi Gautam

is a multi-award-winning keynote speaker, executive coach, author, senior faculty and program director at Singapore Management University (Executive Development). She uses a combination of head and heart-based tools for upgrading leaders and culture transformation. A certified Storytelling coach, certified Conversational Intelligence coach, and certified Culture Talk Tools coach, she takes a 360 intervention approach with MNCs. She is the author of two books and listed as the top 200 global influencers on leadership by People Hum in 2022 and 2023.

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Dr. Tanvi Gautam

is a multi-award-winning keynote speaker, executive coach, author, senior faculty and program director at Singapore Management University (Executive Development). She uses a combination of head and heart-based tools for upgrading leaders and culture transformation. A certified Storytelling coach, certified Conversational Intelligence coach, and certified Culture Talk Tools coach, she takes a 360 intervention approach with MNCs. She is the author of two books and listed as the top 200 global influencers on leadership by People Hum in 2022 and 2023.

April 2024

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