Showing posts with label leadership. Show all posts
Showing posts with label leadership. Show all posts

Saturday, 2 May 2015

The Great Sardar of India

Sardar Vallabhbhai Javerbhai Patel was born on 31st October 1875. He left this world on 15th December 1950. Every Indian needs to remember the great Sardar of our country on this day. He left us but not before completing his task. India as we see it today was creation of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He is also known as the Iron Man of India.

He was adet in negotiating skills. There were so many small and big princely states at the time of independence. But for his ability to unite all these states, we would not have seen our motherland as a mighty nation as reckoned today.


At one time there was a consideration in the party, among the senior leaders that he could be the Prime Minister. But the Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru was chosen to be the Prime Minister. Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel acted as his strong deputy- the Deputy Prime Minister. He could take decision which possibly Pandit Nehru was not able to conclude.

He was the first Home Minister. He organized relief for the refugees in Punjab & Delhi. At the time of partition there was great confusion and intense riots. Law and order was totally disturbed. It required the strength and the leadership of Sardar Patel to handle the very difficult situation. He took charge of the task to forge a United India from the British Colonial provinces and more than 500 self governing princely states. Mahatma Gandhi, the father of Nation had great regards for this “Iron Man of India”. Sometimes he also had known as “Bismarck of India”.

Let us all pay our hearty tribute to the great leader of our country.

Thanks for reading.

Friday, 25 January 2013

Change Management

"People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I do not believe in circumstances. The people who get on in the world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and if they don't find them, they make them!"

These words of George Bearnard Shaw are more relevant today than ever before. In the continuous changing society, it is imperative to rely on knowledge, process and technology - all three to keep pace with the change. Leaders must keep in mind the following aspects for effectively ensuring and properly implementing change in the organisations they lead. These are:

1. Innovation: The leader should have the the ability to innovate. This requires imagination, knowledge and perspective, and a thorough understanding of the organisation he leads.

2. Personal Involvement: It is necessary for the leader to be personally involved for the efficacy of the strategy to bring about change. He can not carry out the same by proxy.

3. The Leader should know what needs to be done in general, though not in detail. This should be true at every stage of change management.

4. The Leader must be able to deal with ambiguity and be willing to take the required risks. Not taking any risks is the biggest risk.

5. Above all, the leader must understand and correctly assess how much the organisation can change and at what speed.

Satish Kakri, Director - Nimble Foundation

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