Creating awareness about innovations

Staff Reporter

GREATER NOIDA: “Managers do things right, while leaders do the right thing. This means that managers do the things by the book and follow company policy, while leaders follow their own intuition, which may in turn be of more benefit to the company,” said National Productivity Council Director-General N. A. Viswanathan addressing the students and faculty of Galgotia Business School here over the weekend.

Eminent Speakers

Speaking on “Leadership and management resources for better management”, Mr. Viswanathan, who is Secretary to the Government of India and on the board of IIM-Ahmedabad, IIM-Calcutta and IIM-Bangalore, observed: “A leader is more emotional than a manager. Men are governed by their emotions rather than intelligence.”

Bureau of Police Research and Development Director-General Kiran Bedi in her address said: “Leaders are born, not made. Nobody teaches a mother how to look after the child so even if you are not born a leader be like a father and cultivate the leadership.”

The third speaker at the seminar organised by the business school was Rakesh Makkar, Chief Executive Officer of Future Money, a venture of the retail giant Kishore Biyani group. He illustrated how leadership was created by simply urging everyone in the audience to repeat “hip hip hurray!” after him.

Idea of seminar

The idea behind the seminar was to create awareness among the leaders of tomorrow to pursue and evaluate the innovations that may lead to increased productivity, new business markets and new or expanded competitive advantage and differentiation.

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