The Key Pillars of A Good Leader in Vijay Eswaran’s Eyes

Over the years, different qualities have been attributed to leaders that make them great. Some believe leaders need to be charismatic; others argue they need military training or an excellent education. Vijay Eswaran, the founder and Executive Chairman of the QI Group, the biggest consumer goods company in Southeast Asia, believes that one of the essential qualities leaders need is consistency. Vijay Eswaran has been in the fields of business and management for many years, and he attributes the success of his company to the ability to be consistent. This blog post will look at the key pillars of a good leader.

  1. Leaders Are Purpose-Driven

This is true for most businesses, but it is especially true in the business world. Every company is built with a purpose, to provide a service or to produce a product that meets an objective need. Great leaders want those who work for them to feel like they are part of the mission. They should feel connected and accountable to the leader’s objective and vision and be able to communicate with each other on what they are doing to work towards that goal. Vijay Eswaran’s company QI Group is an excellent example of this. Since Eswaran took over the business, he has been clear about the company’s main objective, which is to grow the business. He continues, “We want everybody in the company to work towards that, and that is why we fought so hard to get in there and make sure we were able to build our own business.” By remaining true to his purpose, Eswaran can continue growing the company.

  1. Leaders Empower

Too often, leaders can believe they are the only ones with all the answers or will downplay their own mistakes. Great leaders know it is essential to empower those under authority to think independently and use their abilities to make decisions. Vijay Eswaran is aware of this and knows he cannot be the only person responsible for his company’s success. That is why he developed a culture that respects employees and their abilities. “I try to let people do their jobs. I don’t tell them what to do; I empower them to do what they can,” Eswaran says in an interview with The New York Times.

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