Naveen Krishna Rai of IIM Indore trained the CISF assistant commandants on leadership
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 18, Oct 2022, 20:11 pm IST | UPDATED: 18, Oct 2022, 20:12 pm IST
New Delhi: ClSF, Regional Training Centre, Barwaha, Khargone, MP hosted a session on leadership and man management for newly appointed assistant commandants. This session was a component of their short commando course. The resource person for this training programme was Naveen Krishna Rai, Manager, Government Affairs, IIM Indore.
The goal of the session was to inform the trainee officers about leadership and man management and assist them in understanding the complexities of interpersonal relationships via the lenses of psychology, management, and philosophy. The session looked at various theories and models that describe and prescribe methods for managing individuals inside and outside a team, department, or organization.
While addressing the assistant commandants, Mr Rai underscored the necessity of a flexible leadership style. With the help of situational leadership theory, Rai advised them that the most effective leaders can adapt their leadership style to the situation and look at cues such as the type of task, the nature of the group, and other factors that might contribute to getting the job done. He suggested that no single leadership style is best. Instead, it depends on which type of leadership and strategies are best-suited to the task.
Discussing different situations & leadership styles, Rai suggested that if individuals lack the knowledge, skills, or confidence to work on their own and are often unwilling to take the task on, then the leader should tell the individuals what to do and how to do it. If Individuals are willing to do the job but lack the skills to do it successfully, then the leader should provide direction. But the leader should attempt to sell his ideas to get people on board. Suppose Individuals are ready and willing to do the task and have the skills but are not confident in their abilities. In that case, the leader should focus on relationships and less on providing direction. The leader should work with the team and share decision-making responsibilities. Whereas, If Individuals can do the task on their own and are comfortable with their own ability to do it well and they are also able and willing to not only do the job but to take responsibility for the task, then the leader should delegate most of the responsibility to the group. The leader should monitor progress and not get involved much in decision-making.