Indore: Good leader chooses right as well as the wise way says IIM-I dir

Indore: At the valedictory function of third batch of general management programme for executives (GMPE), Indian Institute of Management Indore director Himanshu Rai said many people tend to choose easy way over the difficult—but a good leader is the one who chooses not only the right way irrespective of it being easy or difficult, but also chooses the wise way.

A total of 37 participants received the certificates for the programme which ran for a year- with classes held only on Sundays. Chief guest of the function was Pushp Kumar Joshi, director-HR, HPCL. Addressing the gathering, Rai noted that education and learning are the progressive realisation of one’s own ignorance.  “The more you learn, the more you get to be aware of how ignorant you are. You then realise that there’s so much more to learn,” he said.

He then also spoke about the five fears every person has in his or her life—fear of money (many people associate their worth with the amount of money they have); fear of failure (many people are always scared of trying new things as they might fail); fear of success (the anxiety of always being the best at what one does, for he/she may not be able to replicate the best next time—as in the first time); fear of building new relationships (people tend to merge with only those who think similar—this prevents them from expanding their thought process and learning new perspectives by merging and networking with people with a thought process different than theirs) and lastly, being a procrastinator (always delaying taking steps to achieve the goals).

Joshi advised the participants to find a purpose in life and not just earn a livelihood. “In our daily schedule, find some time for wasting the time. Find a time when you’re doing nothing and just being you. This would help you enhance yourself as a person and realise your potential,” he said.

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