Leadership as a Concept

Every action we take is the result of the way we communicate to ourselves

If you want something then go ahead, be desperate, let every cell of your body crave for it and then take action, take enormous and immediate action; and you’d realize that you’ve created your own destiny. 

The 3 Simple Rules of Life:

  1. If you do not go after what you want, you’ll never get it.
  2. If you do not ask the answer is always no.
  3. If you do not step forward, you will always stay where you are

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As an organization, Ramoji Krian Universe is passionate about enhancing the professional environment and encouraging a paradigm shift in creative learning.

We at Ramoji Krian Universe focus on the Humane part and try to create a humanitarian Leader. Our only objective is to create a Global Leader with competencies that defy time and Culture.

Our faculty are vital to this process. For students at Ramoji Krian, working with faculty is the rule, not the exception. Our faculty model the characteristics of great leadership and inspire a commitment towards people development. The positive impact from close relationships between students and faculty lasts a lifetime. Consequently, we aspire to provide opportunities for students to engage in meaningful ways to create that paradigm shift in learning and application.

The Central Concept of Human Development 

The burning question is:

What makes the difference between Success and Failure?

Is Competency the answer or the willingness to achieve success which is defined by others?

We’d try to understand both the worlds, one is the Objective world and the other is the Subjective part.

Let’s try to demystify the Subjective World

What is my definition of Success?

To understand this concept, we have to understand why we do what we do?

What is the driving factor in our life?

We might argue that we work in our self-interest however the answer is we don’t work always in our self-interest, the moment we have an emotion or a feeling attached our whole wiring changes. We react differently and our actions change.

Values, Motives and Attitude define our behavior and in return, it dictates the way we do our business.

Values, Motives and Attitudes are our Belief system, since our childhood we had been exposed to stories, images, rituals and symbols which created our belief system. The differences in belief system are very culture specific as well as deep rooted into the demographic differences.

The key to Human Development is in understanding the belief system that changes the definitions of Success.

Leader – The True Role

The gulf between the theory and practice of Leadership exists in business for several reasons: There is a big difference between what top management preaches and what frontline people do. There’s a philosophical tendency in the West, following Plato, to conclude that if a theory isn’t working, there must be something wrong with reality. People behave less ethically when they are part of organizations or groups. Individuals who may do the right thing in normal situations behave differently under stress. And common rationalizations, such as that you are acting in the company’s best interest, or justifications, such as that you will never be found out, lead to misconduct.

Why doesn’t knowledge result in wise Leadership? The problem, we find, is twofold. Many Leaders use knowledge improperly, and most of them don’t cultivate the right kinds. The types of knowledge in discussion is both explicit and tacit. Managers tend to rely more on explicit knowledge as they feel it can be codified, measured and generalised.

Dependence on the explicit knowledge prevents leaders from coping with change. The scientific, deductive, theory-first approach assumes a world independent of contexts and seeks answers that are universal and predictive. However, all social phenomena; including business; are context dependent, and analyzing them is meaningless unless you consider people’s goals, values, and interests along with the power relationships among them. Yet the Leaders fail to do just that.

Creating the future, however, must extend beyond the company; it must be about pursuing the common good. The Leaders need to ask if decisions are good for society as well as for their companies; management must serve a higher purpose

HOD – Centre of HRD and Leadership, Ramoji Krian Universe

 

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                                                  Prof. Joy Chowdhury Associate Professor                                                  HOD – Centre of HRD and Leadership, Ramoji Krian Universe 
Associate Professor – Joy Chowdhury is an eminent Leadership Development professional, a motivator and an emotional intelligence coach. A learning and development professional with a rich experience of more than 14 years in the training industry, Joy is a management Graduate with a Masters in Psychology. A strategic leader and project management consultant in areas of learning and development, Joy had been a Guest Lecturer with multiple universities across Europe and the US. Interactions with people from various countries have enriched him with more understanding of cultural differences and Psychological perspectives of the same. He has had fruitful stints with Infosys, IBM and Cerner Corporation.
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