Leadership expert and author, Rakesh Malhotra, has written Adventures of the Tornado Kid as a way to help teach children the ‘value of values’.
He believes we need to counteract the loss of traditional role models and the mass of conflicting messages that children are exposed to in today’s global media landscape. With no clear guidance, students leave school with professional qualifications but little in the way of an underlying value system.
The lack of societal values, such as responsibility, compassion and integrity, has been of increasing concern in recent years with the corruption and fraud exposed at the heart of the financial system. It is something that Malhotra has sought to address with his work.
He has used his experience as a successful CEO and extensive study of human behavior to devise a system which identifies the five core values that act as the foundation for a successful life. They have been chosen so as not to conflict with any existing religion, faith or culture.