Unlabeled Leadership

038: Ajay Pangarkar Persuades Professionals to Give Up Control

March 31, 2021

On Wednesday episodes, I share leadership beliefs and unlabel terminology. I invite guests to share their expertise about small or big acts of leadership.

In Episode 38, Ajay Pangarkar explains the principle, give up control, by discussing three leadership beliefs. He discusses how control can erode relationships, leading well empowers others, and how you can become indispensable by making yourself dispensable. He then shares advice about how we can practice the give-up control principle more effectively.

00:00 Prologue: With International Leadership Experience

Ajay does more than consults with organizations about employee performance strategies and balanced scorecards. He teaches talent development courses through LinkedIn and for his clients, and he has co-authored three books. Not to be outdone, his expertise includes business and accounting, and he is on the faculty at the Sprott School of Business. You can find his biography in the episode links below.

01:17 Part 1: Control erodes relationships

If you are new to management, you may rely too much on control to get others to accomplish work. Ajay explains how to avoid using control to get work done.

08:11 Part 2: Leading well is about empowering others

Ajay explains that when you hire smart people, you need to leverage their expertise while avoiding the pitfall of telling them how to work.

15:45 Part 3: By making yourself dispensable, you make yourself indispensable

Ajay explains how you can become indispensable and clarifies that protectionism is not a strategy for success.

20:51 Part 4: Step Aside and Provide a Safety Net

Ajay advises us about how we can live by the principle, give up control.

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Episode links

Ajay’s biography

Ajay’s websites

  Central Knowledge

  Learning Source Online

Ajay’s LinkedIn Profile

One of Ajay’s articles: eLearning’s Time To Shine? Apparently Not

One of Ajay’s research papers: Rethinking organizational strategy

Ajay’s courses through LinkedIn


Background Music

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00:00 Theme music: Uplift Corporate Inspire by OlexandrIgnatov

00:58 The Funk Groove by TexasBrother

07:52 Ambient Corporate Background by matsteiner

15:27 Upbeat Uplifting Corporate Motivational by matsteiner

20:35 Fun Places by LoopsLab

23:03 Fun and Flirtyby BrownHouseMedia


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