The enigmatic leader – inspirational leadership lessons from Google’s Larry Page

By Sharika S Nair|14th Dec 2016
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There are only a few things in this world that people use more than twice a day, Google being one of them. When it comes to innovation and productivity, Google Co-founder, Larry Page, is unparalleled. His leadership lessons and strategies are exceptional. Here are a few significant lessons he has taught, that can keep you going forward.

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Empower others

Larry Page believes in helping and empowering employees in order to develop their abilities that would take the business to remarkable heights. As he said in an interview with Forbes,My job as a leader is to make sure everybody in the company has great opportunities and feel that they have an impact on what is going around.”

Perseverance always pays

The Google maps that we see today took years to launch. “I had the camera in my car and took a bunch of videos,” said Larry at the Google Faculty Summit in 2009. After convincing himself it would work, he kept working on convincing others.

Refine the best of crazy ideas

The idea for Google’s search engine came to Larry in a dream about downloading the entire web and keeping the links. He says, “I think it is often easier to make progress on mega-ambitious dreams. Since no one else is crazy enough to do it, you have little competition. In fact, there are so few people this crazy that I feel like I know them all by first name.”

Avoid traditional management

Several of the first employees hired by Larry are rich enough to buy anything, yet they continue to work for Google. This goes to show his skills at managing a team and avoiding bureaucracy.

Keep improvising

Google’s employees keep improvising their products, adding features and improving the usability of Gmail, its search engine, and the Android OS. Larry Page strongly encourages them to keep experimenting with the new products and add new features to enhance usability.

Maximise work satisfaction

Google ensures that its employees have a fun and entertaining environment. The company offers their employees everything from car-rentals to buffets and exercise facilities. They even have a CCO (Chief Culture Officer) to make sure their culture is a positive environment. No wonder it has been named the top place to work in the world!

Encourage faster decisions

Larry Page encourages faster decisions and openness. Previously, he had asked his staff to give him 60-word updates or pitches on their current projects. He has worked towards cultivating an environment that fosters quick and concise output.

In a world where one cannot afford to be complacent, these lessons from this Internet entrepreneur and computer scientist are sure to encourage you to grow your business in a bigger and better way!

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