Leadership By Choice, Not Chance

One of the most commonly held Management Fallacies: You need to be an Executive Director, CEO, COO, CFO, Vice President, Manager to be a Leader.


It is totally, the other way round: To be a successful and great Executive Director, CEO, COO, CFO, Vice President, Manager, or Supervisor – YOU NEED TO BE A LEADER FIRST and the rest will fall in place. Designations do not make Leaders. In other words, a Manager may not be a Leader but, a Leader can be anything – Manager, Supervisor, or Officer.

In order to get to the bottom of Leadership, it is imperative to understand the difference between Leadership and Management. The areas of differentiation will throw light on the importance of both Leadership and Management. To make “Leadership A Choice” does not mean, we need to abandon the virtues of Management. In a simple analogy, “why and what” decisions need Leadership Skills and “how and when” require the attention of Management.

To make the understanding of the concept of Leadership easier, it is important to relate to examples at the Personal / Social Level. After experiencing the journey at the Personal / Social Level, it is now easy to translate the understanding to Corporate Level. For any Leader to pass the “Test”, there are two simple but forceful questions to be answered. Do you know them? In one minute, you can judge, whether a person possesses Leadership Substance or not? Once the first test is passed, then, it requires additional probing to establish True Leaders.

What is the changeless core essential for any Leader? If this core is applied by human beings to all types of materialistic things, we need to place the same emphasis on the Leader in Public or Personal Role. From this core, one can easily manifest the Essentials of Leadership. It is important to understand the “4 Es ” of Leadership – Live By Example, Let Us Envision, Light The Energy, and Lead In Execution.

If you want to leave a mark in your life, personal or professional, it is imperative you make “leadership” become a central part of your day to day living.

So, you have a Choice to make Leadership happen to you and not let some Chance Event lead you to it!!!

Arnab Ghosh

My name is Arnab Ghosh. I have been working as a Corporate professional for the past 19 years. After completing my graduation from City College {University of Calcutta}, I started my career with R.S.Software India, followed by Vedika Software Pvt.Ltd. Have worked with industry giants such as Convergys, Satyam Nipuna Services, Wipro BPO, Tata Teleservices Limited, Aircel, TaxiForSure, Brainware University among others. I am a certified trainer from Aircel Academy – Manager As a Coach & Trainer. I have also completed certifications from TBO Academy & Alison Education in the field of “Soft Skills“, the knowledge of which I apply to my students at my University regularly. I have also successfully completed “The Fundamentals of Digital Marketing” certification from Google and “Digital Marketing Course” from TBO Academy. I was awarded “Google Analytics for Beginners” certificate by Google after successfully completing their course. I have achieved CEFR level B2 (Upper Intermediate) in a test of English proficiency from the British Council English Score. I am a bundle of drive, energy, commitment, and dedication and firmly believe in living my life in my own terms, be it working my heart out to achieve business targets or enjoying my spare time doing things that give me joy and feelings of contentment. My hobbies include reading books & listening to music and blogging. I sincerely believe that one should never lose focus in life and that one has to put in a lot of hard work & effort to reach the top.