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1. He made every one feel that he is one among them.
2. He believed in the one who failed in the series. At crucial times players who were not able to deliver the whole series done miracles.
3. He believed in every member in the team.
5 Second Leader has to be humble in way to consider part and parcel of the team and not above the team
6 Genuine respect and trust to his team members
7. Allow them to experiment and take risk.
8. In case of failure, encourage him / her to introspect and do it next time with more vigour and better planning.
Reactive Leaders Anchor The Boat:
Dhoni has had a dream start to his captaincy, what with winning the T20 world cup for india in south africa in 2007.
When the victorious T20 world cup winning team returned to india, they were given a open-top bus drive through the city of mumbai. While Sreesanth and Yuvraj danced to the crowds and Sehwag and Harbhajan played to the gallery, Dhoni was a picture of calm and composure. A simple smile on his face. Acknowledging the cheers of the crowds.
Great leaders have a sense of perspective. No achievement is small. And yet no achievement is larger than life. Everything should be put in perspective.
So in a sense..standing with this dancing team-mates, and flashing a calm and contented smile…was ample proof of a man in control. Accomplished. And allowing his team-mates to celebrate, while he provided the inspiration. But you know what? Dhoni did not plan to do this in the plane from Johannesburg to Mumbai.
Its what I call "Reactive". It is the weight of the moment, and just that moment that made Dhoni do what he thought was right.
They react! Expressively:
And yet this was the same guy who exulted with this hands facing the sky, when India won the match against Pakistan.After scoring his brilliant 183 not out against Sri Lanka in 2005, Dhoni simple held the bat in the shape of a gun and appeared to say "Fire!" It was that moment of achievement. And he was expressive. And he was back with his mild demeanour again. There was nothing planned before. There was nothing to be bothered about later.
Maturity but not necessarily with age:
When he was made vice-captain, Dhoni slashed his locks. He cut his hair and looked trim. Great leaders lead by example. That act of trimming his hair was a sign that he was taking on responsibility. A sign of maturity. A sense of discipline. Oh but Dhoni never learnt that from anyone. It just spurred him on when he was given that responsibility.
Sensing Emotions…..of the moment:
This is by far the greatest quality that differentiates a reactive leader from the other kinds of leaders. On the last day of Ganguly's farewell Test match, Dhoni did one of the most surprising and endearing moment in cricket folklore. With the match heading towards a draw, and India having all but won the series against the Aussies, Dhoni the captain, decided to pay tribute to Ganguly: a great servant of Indian cricket but also the captain under whom Dhoni made his debut.
He asked Ganguly to captain the team for one last time. Ganguly did so for a couple of overs. And then tossed the ball back to Dhoni.
To me that was the epitome of a reactive leader's guts and values.Great leaders are reactive. And they empathize. And they win the hearts.Dhoni had clearly paid the finest honour for Ganguly with this gesture.
They Speak Out:
Once a selection committee member leaked the minutes of the meeting to the press, saying Dhoni did not want RP Singh instead of Irfan Pathan; and was thus willing to resign. Dhoni stood up. He rubbished the claims. But he also made a strong statement by saying he didnt want one bowler to feel he was not wanted over another.
I think in a single stroke, Dhoni was able to win both these bowlers….who are now both in the team. The team remains united.
And they think of Dhoni as their leader.
They Speak For Themselves:
There is no doubt that Dhoni has played well. His runs and his skills on the field are hardly debatable.
Cricketers are a pricey set of people. They play for a lot at stake. And no-one wants to lose their place in the team. Yet MS Dhoni openly said during the tour of Sri Lanka that he was fatigued and wanted to be rested for the Tests. I havent heard in recent times of a player who has been open and candid about his wants. Most players keep playing on inspite of fatigue or injury, as they fear for their place in the team. As a consequence they lose pick up serious injuries on tour and have to return midway. Viru would agree!
They are Confident About Speaking Out:
"How much money does one need it life?", said MSD in a news interview. Reactive leaders dont fear for their place. They speak their mind out. They might not always get it wrong. But what sets them apart is that they dont care if they get it wrong. I am sure many of you might be eager to put Ganguly in the same box. Fair enough.
They Kill Issues Quickly:
More recently, Dhoni was in the news during the 20-20 World cup, when apparently there was a rift between Dhoni and Viru over the latter's match fitness.
I was following the news. It lasted just one day. Nobody spoke of it the next day. I like to believe that Dhoni not just resolved the issue. But actually killed it.
The result: A Happy Team
They Want To Win…..As Planned:
In the recent one-day series against West Indies in the Caribbean, Yuvraj Singh scored a brilliant 100 and India had touched a score of 300+. With a fine batting effort, India held the upper hand. Yet when the Windies started their chase, India looked edgy. They almost lost their way. However some tight bowling in the last few overs ensured India won the match. So in the last over, when Harbhajan took the catch to send back the last West India batsman, Yuvraj and Harbhajan rejoiced at the latter's decision to push Nehra to bowl the last over. Suddenly the whole team was celebrating what was a tense final over.Dhoni as the commentators noted was not happy at all. He didnt flash a smile. Just removed his gloves and joined his mates and then walked back to the pavilion.
When asked why he was not happy at the moment of victory at the post match conference, Dhoni replied, "I didnt like way we played. With such a strong batting display, we should have won comfortably". Would you ever expect the captain of a team not celebrate the moment of victory in a match that almost went down to the wire? Well thats my take on being a reactive leader. They sometimes dont react at all!सौरसे : http://strat.in/2009/08/dhoni-leadership-style/