Leadership And Management

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Leadership and Management – Two of the most heard words in the corporate world!

Initially those two words continuously confused me. Ever since the school days, everyone talked about having leadership qualities and there were workshops to start building those. It’s the first word to hear out of the two, and later, Management came in as a subject.

From there onward those two words were used inter-changeably, sometimes without even addressing what would have been the correct word to choose. It’s acceptable that those two go together, meaning there is an attachment with each other. May be that’s the reason for using them quite often together.

But, what’s the real difference?

I can relate leadership more into group work. And Management is not necessarily have to do with a group.

Talking about management first, it can start with yourselves. You can manage things in life, may be both personal as well as professional. Having the day organized is also a flavor of management. For those who are interested in starting a career in management, it’s better to start with your lives. There are plenty of lessons to be learned about managing a day, a week and a month to achieve certain things. If you started to get comfortable and to see expected results, there it’s a good indication that you are ready to take over major and more responsible tasks.

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And it should inspire you as well. The more you involve in managing things, the more intention and curiosity should be built inside of you. If you are not passionate enough with what you do, it’s better to quit it for a better option without delaying it, as it would save you a lot of time in the long run.

Leadership, where does is plug into that equation?

It always has to do with more people. It’s a quality which will radiate out of you, and that will bring success for a team or a group. It’s necessary for every person to have unique and successful leadership qualities if he/she is leading a team, or be responsible for a team effort. It’s also important to inspire all the team members as well during the journey, as they will rely on you and automatically you’ll become a role model for them. That comes with a bit more responsibility, unlike just managing stuff, you’ll have to be extra cautious about your decisions. The things won’t be perfect all the time, and there will be times that you’ll fail. If you are dare enough to be a leader, you’ll definitely will be able to manage all the positive and negative aspects which will come on your way.

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What’s the relationship between the two?

If you are manager, then you may have better managerial qualities. But you can make yourself a better manager – who will stand out from the others, when you have leadership qualities as well. If you can set an example for others in doing things, and continuously find new ways of handling matters, you’ll feel how much you are getting comfortable in managing things in your life. If you are responsible for a project, your creativity will make your life easy which comes as a by-product out of being a leader.

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Finally, more work has to be done to develop leadership skills and it takes time. It’s the same reason why it’s advisable to start early. Everyone should identify their own method of leading styles. Try to be unique and develop communication skills as well. There is a lot you can do with your PR skills, and if you could win people’s hearts, you can utilize that to achieve many things.

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Why Creativity Cannot Be Taught

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Creativity – is a common word we use in everyday.

How many times have you come across it in your life? The answer is most probably an uncountable number. When was the first time we start to think of it? Again, it runs all the way back to the early stages of our lives.

Most people think that it’s something you bring by birth, and that’s highly relative from one person to the other.

Well, let’s try to break that into more simple terms.

Creativity can be classified as a skill of a person, which is unique for an individual. Imagine the times you drew pictures in kindergarten. Most probably that was when you compared your work of art with others. Can you remember in how many different ways the others drew the same picture as you did? That’s a good indication to understand the relativity of creativity.

It grows gradually from there, and the level of creativity increases with your maturity. For example, if you are an artist, the work you do may show clear indication of your mastery over the years, and you may find yourself even more creative than the previous times.

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So, is there a link between experience and creativity?

Personally I believe in it. It’s difficult to teach someone how to do something in an unique manner. Only the concept and few examples could be taught, but to drive it forward from there is totally up to the person and that depends on how much creative that person is.

And it’s applicable to any field as well. The creativity is the driving factor to any exercise in any field, or whatever you are involved in. It’s the same reason to highlight yourself among the others due to your unique ways of getting the things done.

So, can you follow creativity? In other words, can you copy them?

The straight forward answer for that is; yes, you can.

But, once you’ve done that, it’ll no longer be unique and the happiness and the success which follow that will be temporary. You can always get hints from other works, and it’s a common thing to get lessons from other creative works. But that does not allow you to repeat the same. You’ll realize that you need to have a considerable amount of creativity in you, even when you are about to modify something which is already there.

As I’m more interested in writing, here are some things you can follow to be a better writer.

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It’s same as any other profession. The more you write, more you’ll become better with words. First pick a topic you like to talk about, as you should not stuck with words as it’d slow you down. Now put your thoughts into words, one by one, and keep on writing until you are satisfied. Don’t worry about the content you are writing at first, as you can re-visit what you wrote in the editing phase.

Read a lot and a lot. I mean, a lot!

Grab anything you can find that you can read. Pay attention to different styles of conveying the messages rather than the story. Yes, it’s not what the writer or author intended the reader to do. But if you want to become a better writer, you need to do some extra work. Re-read the sentences until you get the pattern and try to write a different sentence using the same.

Eventually, you will figure out what suits you the most. Once you found a method, keep on practicing it, and don’t try to change it until you become a master in it.

Bottom line, the public will identify your creativity as a change for what is existing at the moment. The difference is what catches the eyes, and if that’s a pleasant one, it’s guaranteed that you’ll attract more people for your work.

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Writer’s Block – Have You Ever Fallen Into It?

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I hope you read this because you said “Yes” to the title. That is something I have to face every now and then. But after several struggles of not being able to write, I created a plan to take me out of that pit.

As a writer – whatever it may be that you are writing about – need a bit of inspiration to take those beautiful words and thoughts out of the system. Yes, there are some lucky few who have those natural talents for writing, no matter what they are doing or wherever they are. But even if that’s the case, we need some sort of a setup to fill a blank paper.

Don’t trap yourself into the writer’s block

Never do that. Don’t even think there is one. More you believe in it, more you waste time without writing. Yes, sometimes it’s true that nothing comes out of the brain regarding what you write. But think about it. It’s completely relative.

Alright, let’s have a look at it with an example.

Imagine you are writing your book, and all of a sudden you feel like stuck in the middle – may be for a complication of characters or may be with the storyline itself. Then you feel like lost and find yourself thinking about what you believe as writer’s block. Well, it’s not what you really think it is. Your brain is not pumping out anything of what you are writing at the moment. May be it has gone bored about the topic and needs a bit of a break to gather up the energy back.

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But don’t think that your whole brain has become a victim for it. Change the subject of what you are writing. Take a pause from your novel, and focus on something else. Look outside, be with people and come up with a different topic to write a small article. That’s where a blog comes in handy. For a writer, a blog can be used in various ways, and I just named one.

Don’t try to judge how bad the situation is. Spend your time to write about different things, until you feel alright to go back to your story again. You will be surprised to find more new ideas you now have to fill your story with.