5 key Leadership Lessons from Mahatma Gandhi

In the pages of history, Mahatma Gandhi is never going to die. Gandhi’s ideologies and strategies were not just profoundly useful in the freedom struggle of India but are still relevant in many fields of life. One such domain where Gandhi is still a role model is that of leadership.

On his 147th birthday, SMBConnect aims to alter the history by awakening to our eternal mission of expanding SMEs as leaders of India. We look at 5 key leadership lessons entrepreneurs can learn from the father of our nation.

  1. Build An Honest Brand. The brand Mahatma Gandhi is one of the greatest brands in history. It has been inspiring people for centuries now. That’s simply because he built his brand on honesty. You cannot fool people forever. Likewise, a leader must be capable enough to build an authentic brand for himself, his team as well as his company.
  2. Learn to Say No. A great leader is not the one who agrees to everyone. He has strong opinions on subjects of his interest and stands for his beliefs. Whenever required, he does not shy away from saying No to people. There are times when saying NO is the wisest thing to do. Hence, a leader must be mindful enough to understand where to say yes and where to not hesitate saying NO.
  3. Mind Is Stronger Than The Body. Gandhi once said, “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”Gandhi with his policy of non-violence proved the superiority of mind over physical strength. Leadership starts with how you think. A good leader should have presence of mind and should be thoughtful enough. He should be capable of doing right calculations before decisions making and should take necessary precautionary & rectifying measures whenever possible.
  4. Teamwork. Gandhi believed that a leader without its people is not a leader. His success was possible because of his loyal followers who supported him and walked with him through all the difficulties. Similarly, a leader should not forget his team in his journey for a successful business. He should put WE before I and work for and along with the team.
  5. Persistence. Gandhi’s persistence was what kept his struggle for freedom going and achieve independence eventually. In the world of business leadership and entrepreneurship too, persistence is the key to success. Persistent leaders don’t easily give up which is an important trait of winners.

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history”
-Mahatma Gandhi

SMB Connect is India’s largest integrated solution platform which links small and medium sized enterprises and entrepreneurs across the nation. Our mission is to build supportive communities by using effective solutions to connect with customers, providing advisory solutions, leveraging training programs and sharing the experiences of other businesses, so that SMBs can overcome all odds and succeed. Because we believe, Small Can Be Big!

We work on three fundamental principles- Connect, Knowledge and Growth to empower SMEs and to act as catalyst in their development process.
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