A good leader must also inspire, and at the same time hold their ground in situations where their ideas are challenged
Being a leader is not just about a team reporting to you. A good leader must also inspire, and at the same time hold their ground in situations where their ideas are challenged. It is the leader’s persona and commitment that can keep a team together, and make them work towards a shared goal—that which benefits not just the individuals involved but the organization as a whole. In his book, Awakening A Leader’s Soul, global business educator Gaurav Bhalla uses famous poems—from Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost and Walt Whitman to Confucius—to present a people-centric narrative focused on the purpose of leadership. Bhalla says it’s vital that leaders have traits like empathy and humility. From handling a team to implementing your vision for the company, Bhalla’s book lists simple steps to become a “soulful leader". We take a look at the four key takeaways from the book.