HR Knowledge

Free Letters

Mastering Leadership

Mastering Leadership: The Three C's of Success

In today's world, everything is changing, and leaders are the people who direct these changes in organizations. Good leaders are good at communicating and motivating others. They play an important role in the team's success. In fact  Effective leadership has three key components, often called the 3Cs: Confidence building, Coaching, and Consistency. Let's take a look at each:

Confidence Building

Confidence building requires building trust and acceptance within the team, creating an environment where all members feel empowered to do their best. Confident groups are stronger in the face of change and ready to see challenges as growth opportunities. This is the foundation of trust and growth. The base of good leadership is the ability to inspire confidence in your team. For example, Satya Nadella, Microsoft's visionary CEO, offers an example of how building trust can transform a company. Nadella increased the team's trust and confidence by changing Microsoft's focus on cloud computing.

What’s the output?

Microsoft's market value has more than tripled to over $2 trillion. Nadella's leadership took the company to new heights by encouraging people to push boundaries and embrace challenges; stock prices increased from $34 per share in 2014 to an impressive $380 in 2023

Another example is Tesla CEO, Elon Musk credits the company's team for making an impact in electric vehicles and renewable energy. Musk's leadership vision and unwavering belief in Tesla's mission to empower employees to overcome challenges. By communicating his vision and expressing confidence in his ability to transform the automotive industry, Musk fostered a culture where employees felt empowered and encouraged to push boundaries.

Coaching

Leaders play an important role in developing the skills and abilities of individuals in the group.Leaders act as coaches, guiding team members through their work and providing support, positive feedback, and personal development plans. This not only improves individual performance but also increases the overall strength and resilience of the team. Additionally, training is a way to develop the capacity for continuous improvement. Leadership goes beyond power; It happens under the guidance of a good leader. Former General Electric CEO Jack Welch exemplified the planting idea. Welch's leadership played a key role in GE's success during his tenure. By training and developing the company's future leaders, he contributed to the growth of GE's working capital, which exceeded $600 billion in 1990, Enabled the team to grow and develop by creating a culture of continuous improvement through positive feedback and personal development plans.

Satya Nadella also teaches leadership by emphasizing the importance of continuous learning and team development. Under Nadella's guidance, Microsoft shifted its focus to cloud computing and artificial intelligence. It Promotes a growth mindset and emphasizes the importance of learning from others, failure, and change. Nadella's approach to education includes providing skills development resources, training, and creating an environment that encourages experimentation and innovation.

 Consistency

After all, consistency is the glue that holds cultures together. Relationships in action, communication and decision-making lead to trust and confidence.Good leaders can promote stability and trust in their teams, especially in times of change. This  provides a sense of direction and purpose that are essential elements of success in a rapidly changing environment. Leaders who demonstrate confidence in their actions and decisions create a stable environment, set clear expectations, and encourage teamwork. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz provides a great example of how consistency leads to success. Schultz's unwavering commitment to quality and customer service transformed Starbucks into a global coffee chain. The company announced that its annual revenue will reach 35.976 billion dollars in 2023. This represents an increase of 11.55% in 2022 compared to the same period last year. Schultz's leadership will create an environment conducive to success by creating a sense of safety and unity within the team. Legendary investor and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Buffett is known for his consistency in investment and decision-making. Even though the environment is unstable and there is no market, Buffett is still committed to long-term investments. His unwavering commitment to principles inspires trust among shareholders and stakeholders. This relationship ensures Berkshire Hathaway's continued success over the years and underscores the importance of stability in times of change.

Thus good leadership in change is about creating a culture where trust thrives, learning is a continuous process, and relationships shine.  The 3Cs create a strong leadership foundation that leads to team empowerment and long-term success. Leaders value the importance of building confidenece, developing capacity through training, and maintaining consistency in actions and decisions to unlock the full potential of their teams and lead their organizations to excellence. As we look to the future of leadership, embracing these principles can undoubtedly form the basis for transformative success in the workplace.

Contributor
Dr. Smitha Shine Onatt

Director, Onatt Tech PVT LTD

India, Telangana, Hyderabad

Dr. Smitha, a leader in positive leadership and organizational well-being, holds a Ph.D. in Management with a focus on stress management. As Director of Onatt Tech PVT LTD since 2015 and faculty at Loyola Academy, Hyderabad, she’s a certified trainer in HR Management, with over 100 publications. Renowned as a keynote speaker, she’s received multiple awards for her contributions to education and personal development.

LATEST JOBSView All

RELATED ARTICLES

24 Apr, 2024 Human Resource
HR Planning - How to Manage Your...

HR Planning - How to Manage Your Leave Policy Structure HR planning is a crucial part of every business and one of its core elements is handling the leave structure. As per Forbes Advisor...

13 Apr, 2024 Human Resource
Mastering Leadership: The Three ...

Mastering Leadership: The Three C's of Success In today's world, everything is changing, and leaders are the people who direct these changes in organizations. Good leaders are goo...

26 Mar, 2024 Human Resource
Human Resource Planning - Making...

Human Resource Planning - Making Your Employees Secure after the Great Resignation Human resource planning process after the Great Resignation is something of a minefield to walk through....

15 Mar, 2024 Human Resource
Human Resource Planning - 5 Step...

Human Resource Planning: 5 Steps to Better Hybrid or Remote Working Remote work and hybrid work have become a part of business like never before. Now, if you want to grow, you have to bri...

04 Mar, 2024 Diversity
DEI in Corporate HR - A Mental H...

How DEI HR strategies Impact Businesses - A Mental Health Perspective Business workforce diversity has become a major topic for all kinds of enterprises. On one hand, DEI activities and i...

29 Feb, 2024 Human Resource
HR Coordinator for Startups - Wh...

HR Coordinator for Startups: Why Entrepreneurs Should Invest in this Job Role in 2024? Startups are the ideal dream for every entrepreneur in the world. But a dream is only as good as the...

28 Feb, 2024 Human Resource
Strategic HR for Startups - How ...

Strategic HR for Startups: How to Discover, Recruit and Engage High-Value Talent in 2024 Startup businesses have it hard in the world today for many reasons. One of the biggest is recruit...

27 Feb, 2024 Jobs & Recruitment
Intern Hell - How to Avoid Doomi...

Intern Hell: How to Avoid Dooming Yourself on Your First Job Getting an internship is hard work, particularly when you want the right job that will help you grow and learn. In 2024, if yo...

23 Feb, 2024 Performance management
Worried About Your Employee Appr...

Worried About Your Employee Appraisal at Work? These Performance Management KPIs Will Help You Outperform Everyone! Employee performance appraisal is easily one of the most dreaded sessio...