The high usage of smart phones and social networking sites and the record breaking success of the games like angry birds has opened up new business opportunities and avenues in gaming business.
The gaming industry has huge potential as global companies are using the services from India and china in this segment. The size of the gaming industry is estimated at Rs.1300 crore and increasing day by day, and India needs 10,000 game developers every year to meet the current demands.
Game designing is a creative and specialized art, and includes a host of functions like script and story writers, designers, animators, programmers, and engineers and the gaming industry opens business opportunities in all these related fields.
Business opportunities in mobile and casual gaming space are also increasing with the boom in the gaming industry.
India is a country rich in culture, arts, history, customs and we are a country who loves cinema, stories, any content of high drama, emotion, action and entertainment and gaming is the new opium of this century.
Information and technology is a sector where a quarter of the total work force comprises women, but when it comes to a leadership or the role at the top the figure sadly is very low, even when women have proved to be as capable, efficient as men in this sector. Women have all the requisite qualities needed for good leader.
Only one in every 10 senior management positions is occupied by a women in the Indian IT sector, but it is the most preferred sector by women only in the entry level positions while the count of the middle level position remains constant. So, though their numbers have increased in this sector their numbers at the top leadership is not satisfactory.
There are many factors attributing to theses dismal low figures of women at top leadership and it is alarming that a large number drop out of the race at crucial period of their career due to family reasons or due to child birth, or pursuing other career options. Women also find it difficult to find suitable jobs to come back after a break of 2 to 3 years.
This is a huge setback for women in it sector as time and again they have proved their mettle in leadership skills and they are top performers at their work. They also possess a better understanding of human relations, co ordination, multi tasking and possess strong business ethics and blend in the business culture with ease.
A recent survey said that only 36% of the women in the information a technology sector wanted to be at the top leadership position and be part of the senior management, while 18% of the women said they wanted to own their own firms. Clearly this indicates women do possess leadership skills but the numbers prove to the contrary.
There is famous proverb that says, “Action speaks louder than words”.
To adapt this proverb a new kind of leadership style has given birth to style of leadership whereby the leadership style changes with the changing situations, in today’s chaotic economy, with job cuts, pay cuts, recession, and inflation being the part and parcel of the corporate world.
This kind of situational leadership adapts a different approach of leadership to any given situation, with maturity, poise, rational and balanced thinking which would prove beneficial to the company and the team working under him.
Situational leadership is a relevant style in corporate world where large teams are working on project level jobs and software delivery teams co ordinate and a true leader must be able to lead and motivate these teams in any adverse situation without a glitch.
Situational leadership revolves around situations and people. It is imperative that a situational leader is fine tuning its implementation with his task force. The approach used by situational leader should make his team comfortable and motivate to give their best.
A situational leader is expected to implement his leadership skills as per his domain requirements. As a leader he must have a grip on all the situations and subordinates who come to him for advice and handling people who need little handholding. Also he must have the ability to deflate the inflated egos of his team members and create a stress free environment to get the set targets accomplished.
Tailoring your approach with a flexible approach in your thinking, actions, decision making, is the key in situational leadership.
The situational leaders must have qualities of coaching, advising, and must lead and change strategies in different situations swiftly and efficiently and ensure to keep the company’s cultural principles, business ethics intact.
A situational leader will surely be able to handle any kind of situation with ease and emerge victorious.
In a business or enterprise or corporate world the face of the company is the leader who runs the show efficiently, implements the ideas in to actions effectively, co ordinates all the activities, deals with human resources, finance, logistics, banking and makes the business in to a profitable venture.
Every leader has own style of leadership. One such style of leadership which is gaining popularity is the conscious leadership, and this style of leadership has made a great impact on organizations success.
Some of the traits of a conscious leader are mentioned here:
- A conscious leader always leads with self awareness and uses his experience and perspective to the best of his abilities. He is a balanced matured individual with heart of steel to face the rough business conditions and circumstances and leads by example.
- A conscious leader has the ability to be grounded, hard working and humble and stay connected with oneself and the team which he leads. He must motivate the team to, nurture their positive traits, guide them, and give them an unconditional support at all times.
- Humility, modesty makes a conscious leader very approachable, and accessible.
- A conscious leader even from the top must view his people and business situation and dive back to intervene if required and set the things right.
- A conscious leader puts the always chooses his company’s interest and goals over his personal agenda.
- A true leader always takes a full responsibility of all his actions and even takes the onus of the actions of his teams.
- A true leader must be ethical, honest and maintain the integrity and business culture of the company at all times.
By following these above mentioned traits a person can be a leader of the masses and be liked and appreciated for his work and professionalism.