Vladimir Putin was elected President of Russia on March 26, 2000, and was re-elected to a second term on March 14, 2004. On May 8, 2008, he was appointed Prime Minister by presidential executive order.
He was officially inaugurated on May 7, 2000.
Synchronous leadership, according to Nir Golan, educational and leadership expert, is coincidence in time; contemporaneousness; simultaneousness.
Synchronous leader does the connection of leadership in conjunction to events, as in history.
The Synchronous Leaders will be very much empowered by the world and should take an active part in the global development team – from decision making to execution, having a broad understanding of overall considerations.
In his inauguration speech Putin said, "We have common aims, we want our Russia to be a free, prosperous, flourishing, strong and civilized country, a country that its citizens are proud of and that is respected internationally." The synchronous leader isn't only a leader of a country, he is a global leader: he leads a global process from end to end (E2E), regardless of a specific location: he is an integrator, innovator and professional trusted adviser.
He added that he would be guided solely by the interests of the state. "Perhaps it will not be possible to avoid mistakes, but what I can promise and what I do promise is that I will work openly and honestly."
He doesn't lead yet, a global team: a global development team unit (GDTU). The GDTU is a global professional team built up of experts from all around the world, who work as a global team.
"I consider it to be my sacred duty to unify the people of Russia, to rally citizens around clear aims and tasks, and to remember every day and every minute that we have one Motherland, one people and one future."
Synchronous leader must have the following essential skill sets, which some of them Putin is still missing:
Technological proficiency: expertise in all the digital nets and tools
Collaboration: the ability to work as a part of a team, required to have a broad view of the project, have holistic consideration and collaborate with others in order to achieve this goal.
Communication: message transfer and transformation
Global awareness: a whole world vision
Problem solving: analyzing and perfectionism
Creativity: thinking out of the box
Critical thinking: evaluation skills
These skills and processes should be at the heart of every decision a synchronous leader makes and are the keys to leading people with the tools to success in their life.
Vladimir Putin was re-elected to a second presidential term on March 14, 2004. In his Address to the Federal Assembly on May 26, 2004, Putin said, "Our goals are very clear. We want high living standards and a safe, free and comfortable life for the country. We want a mature democracy and a developed civil society. We want to strengthen Russia’s place in the world. But our main goal, I repeat, is to bring about a noticeable rise in our people’s prosperity." Synchronous leader must have a dynamic combination of mindset, behaviors, and skills that are employed to change and enhance the world through the use of technology.
"We have better knowledge today of our own potential and we know what resources we have at our disposal. We understand the obstacles we could face in reaching the goals we have set and we are actively modernizing the state in order to make sure that its functions correspond to the present stage of Russia’s development – that of achieving a real rise in living standards." Synchronous leader should do consistent innovation, effective integration of technology, meaningful professional development, global connecting and an open mind.