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Gandhi a management Guru

  1. 1. “Gandhi ji as CEO"Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  2. 2. Management Lessons from a KarmYogi’s Life How GandhiJis leadership strategies can be applied to todays business environment ????Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  3. 3. Put a face on policy “ whenever you are in doubt….apply the following test”  The litmus test of any proposed action was how it would affect the most vulnerable individual imaginable. The test was therefore human and not ideological or general.  Today “company policy” or government policy is used as an important refuge or excuse when responding to the customers or common man complaints.  The impact of particular transaction or decision on a particular individual result in loss of support of numerous customers or followers albeit one at a time.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  4. 4. Make time your ally “ I do not accept my views to be accepted all of a sudden”  Business communication with the advent of technology—emails, video conferences, mobile forces us to take a decision instantly. Technology should be allowed to become the master..it should serve the humanity. It is currently used to set the pace.  We have become slave 24 X7 with smart phones and laptops. A instantaneous reflexive response without proper thought and reflection is a sure recipe of a mistake or mishap waiting to happen.  This instinct to respond urgently do not enable us to persuade, innovate or be creative. Also to be on toes for 24 X 7 results in stress, resentment to those whom are making demands and fatigue.  A delayed well thoughtout answer is any day better than a rapid poor solution.  Learn to trust time rather than resent it. .Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  5. 5. Make your leadership organic “We have assumed that we can get men to do things by force and therefore we use force.“  “If I cease stealing for fear of punishment” Gandhi reasoned, “ I would recommence the operation as soon as the fear is withdrawn from me”.  He rejected coercive change because the powerful motivation is not something external but internal.  To move people in a particular direction get their buy in and make them the stakeholders.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  6. 6. Recruit people not result "...If any Englishman dedicated his life to securing the freedom of India, resisting the tyranny and serving the land, I should welcome that Englishman as an Indian”  A good leader should recruit his team , not on the basis of who they are but on what results they can produce.  The people should be recruited based on the objectives and goals you want to achieve rather than on the basis of formal labels.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  7. 7. Stress Management  Gandhiji had a good sense of humour which he used to reduce stress.  He read Bhagvad Gita whenever felt disappointed.  Today’s managers should conduct laughing class for employees or gita path as stress busters.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  8. 8. ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION  Gandhiji believed that nature can fulfill our needs but not greed.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  9. 9. Decentralization  Gandhiji wanted to make villages self dependant.He developed local leaders at grassroot level.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  10. 10. INNOVATION  Gandhiji successfully used nonvoilent methods like non cooperation,civil disobedience against oppressive rule in history of mankind.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  11. 11. LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE  Gandhiji always taught only those things which he himself practiced.  Today HR managers should have hands on experience of process followed in all departments before giving training to employees. Especially in sectors like retail ,bpo & hospitality it is a must.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  12. 12. GENDER EQUALITY Gandhiji had an opinion that men & women have equal mental capacity. Women are partners rather than slave of men. Today companies have realized good qualities of female employees.
  13. 13. RESOURCE MANAGEMENT  Gandhiji knew importance of producing good results even from limited resources.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  14. 14. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE  Gandhiji overcomed fear , anger & panic. He once said “ Patience & perseverance can overcome mountains”.  HR managers need to have patience, control anger while giving training, grievance handling & counseling.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  15. 15. WORKFORCE DIVERSITY Gandhiji seeked participation of people of all religion ,caste & economic status in his movement.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  16. 16. COMMITMENT  Gandhiji used to work eighteen hours in a day whole week.  He always kept his commitments, and was worchoholic too.Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  17. 17. CHANGE MANAGEMENTProf.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  18. 18. CONCLUSION Mahatma Gandhi had multi dimensional personality.He had good leadership skills,covincing skill, training & development skills.His teachings are still relevant in present time. .Prof.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira
  19. 19. Salute to superhero….. A visionaryProf.Akhilesh Dubey - Indore Indira

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