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Author Dwivedi, R. S.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Visionary leadership has emerged as a key determinant o.fcorporate survival, success andgrowth in today 's turbulent environment. Successful leaders of the 21.\'1 century have the capacity to create vision and also translate it into reality. Visionary leadership is transformative and based on the power ofinspiration. It is characterized by: a commitment to core spiritual values, with a clear vision, respect for empowering relationship, followed by courageous and innovative action. From an Indian perspective, it is marked by an act ofleading from the front, benevolence from within, respectful pluralism, continuous introspection and focus on legacy. It involves a dynamic, interactive process. As a visionary leader, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam substantially changed the organizational climate of DRDL prior to launching Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme (IGMDP) using effective communication andproviding clear direction to the various teams involved. Later on, a highly performing eli/nate emerged, when he used further indigenous techniques to manage technology for accomplishing outstandingperformance. The techniques used were technology-orientedstructure, searchfor capable project leaders, Science Council (Panchayat), collaborative (partnership) effort, transformation oforganizational dynamics by empowering scientists, motivation, etc. The outstanding success ofDRDL is evidenced by the fact that the country acquired the capability ofInaking five state-of-the-art missile systems in record time. The visionary leadership style ofDr. Kalam is comparable to that ofGeorge Washington, the founding father of the USA, having far-reaching implications for the guidance of nelV age leaders engaged in developmental tasks globally. SURVEY OF LITERATURE SIN CE the 1990s, visionary leadership hasemerged as a matter of utmost interest forpractitioners in various fields including
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study