Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. —Peter Drucker
It was 23rd of June, 2013, Sunday.
The day when all the people of our country rushed into their homes to watch the live match – ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Mega Finals going between India vs England in Birmingham, London.
It was quite exciting day, which was bit upset by the ongoing rains, but as they say, the show must go on! So the officials & the management decided as the rains stop, coin will be tossed and match will be continued, but instead of 50 over match, it will be 20 over match.
India choosed to bat, and they scored an handsome score of 129/7. Next was England’s turn. They started to bat for the target kept for 130 to be score & win. Even if I was enjoying the tournament, my eyes were mainly on the India’s captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who proved himself as a best captain by his very own qualities.
Qualities that I pointed out that day :
- His silent & calm behavior.
- Be a Doer always, God is not going to come & save you at that critical situation.
- Just play right, don’t think about what the result would be.
- Don’t lose your focus.
- Each & every step is very crucial.
- Decision making.
- Always believe in your team, with whom you work with.
As Indians were playing good & performing better with their each step confusing the opposite team i.e. England. as what to do. Indians won the Championship Trophy beating England by 5 runs with 1 wicket still in hand.
With all those qualities above, proved Mahendra Singh Dhoni(MS Dhoni), a best captain ever lived in the history of Cricket. As he is the only captain who won : ICC Champions Trophy 2013, ICC T20 World Cup & the 50-over World Cup and winning all the 7 matches in tournament.
Scoreboard of the tournament : http://sports.ndtv.com/icc-champions-trophy-2013/scoreboard
After the victory, in an interview he said, “We are now heading over to West Indies to play our next World Cup, so there is no rest, all were are focused on the next match & nothing else.”
Well those are really a leader’s words. A great qualities to be learned from him.