A lecture I recently delivered last year, at the New Delhi Institute of Management. While interacting with students, I cherished the memories of my own days as an MBA student. I could relate to the vigour and excitement of students on day one. I shared various learning from my Corporate journey of more than a decade with students. I told the students that India is a land of opportunities, it is no doubt one of the fastest growing economies in the world. Having said that in current scenario, employment is not a problem but employability is.
I emphasised , that the students need to gain and develop their employability skills in the next two years and the should be the primary focus. I gave examples of various leaders Sam Walton, Richard Branson, Einstein, Satya Nadella, Nelson Mandela etc. and shared inspiring facts about them. Overall this was an inspiring experience
- For a vast majority of Managers Knowledge isn’t really a problem. The real problem is majority of managers don’t do knowing what they ought to be doing. Purposeful action is what they need!
- Organisation is a playground for human emotions and many managers don’t realise it. Typically in Management one focus on reason but not the emotions and that is a barrier to have the focus moving forward
- Motivation is “Outside -In” and Volition is “Inside Out”. Leader has to help people visualise their intentions
Read more about Unleashing Organisational energy, in this article: http://sloanreview.mit.edu/article/unleashing-organizational-energy/
Sumantra Ghoshal is one of the greatest Management thinkers of the century. Truly inspirational when ever I hear him! I find his talks so inspiring, that it keeps my pursuit of uncovering, discovering various perspectives on management and leadership going every day.
From the Author of Conquering the Chaos, Win in India, Win Everywhere. Ravi Venkatesan
- Why is it that most multinationals can’t get it right in India?
- Why does India even Matter?
- Why is it that in the same market, a handful of companies have done so well?
One of my greatest inspirations and management thinkers of this century