26-03-2010 at Saraswati Auditorium, PMI (NTPC). Plot No. ~.14, Sector 16A, Noida (UP)
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Event Account brief
In continuation to events that NHRDN Delhi Chapter organises every month, an event with a new direction was held as a half day session in Noida on a broad and highly debatable topic ‘Transforming business Leadership in the Public and the Private sector’. The objective was to bring the leaders from both the public and the private sector on a single platform and share experiences and challenges faced in different business scenarios and the ways to deal with them in order to take an organisation towards the growth of its employees and therefore the organization.
Eminent speakers from Said Business School, University of Oxford participated in the event along with great Indian business leaders from the public and the private sector.
The event started with the code of conduct recital by Vice President, Mr. Rajneesh Bawa who introduced and invited Ms. Dee Broquard, Corporate Liaison Executive, Executive Education and Corporate Relations, Saїd Business School, University of Oxford to share about the Said Business School. She shared, Saїd Business School as One of the youngest business schools on the global stage incorporating 40 years of experience of international Executive Education at Templeton College. An integral part of Oxford University it has Renowned Interdisciplinary Research Centres focussing on the various industrial manpower segments. Professor Lalit Johri, University of Oxford, introduced the ‘concept of leadership’. He shared that in SAID it is called the ‘lexicon’ literally meaning the list of words used in certain context. He said that ‘nobody is born as a leader’ people transform into a leader when they face their defining moments, as ‘Gandhi’ faced the South Africans as Buddha faced ‘the truth of Nature’. Talking about the few ‘leadership traits’ he talked about the Hierarchical Structure of Leadership, the Leading: Competence Perspective and also asked the audience whether leaders are real or mythical creations, quoting and sharing examples from all around the world focussing mainly on Indian Leaders. He asked the audience to explore the leader in oneself and move ahead in the new world concluding his remarkable unforgettable session on transformational leadership.
The next track was the HR track which was moderated by Mr.Aquil Busrai, Executive Director, Human Resources, IBM Corporation. The eminent panelist Mr.R.P Singh, Director HRD, IFFCO, Mr. Rajneesh Singh, Group Head, HR - Network 18, Mr. S Nagarajan, Human Resource – Philips shared their thoughts on the leadership practices by their respective organization. Mr. Aquil Busrai focussed on the transformational collective leadership and discussed about the technological advancements, capital availability and internet and what role HR leaders need to play to influence the decision in the competitive business scenario. Mr Rajneesh Singh shared his thoughts and said that Transformation is not restricted just inside the organisation but also outside the organisation. He discussed about collective leadership and its importance to think beyond profit, about the human aspect, as an HR leader needs to do. Transformation needs joint effort, and HR professionals should not run complex processes instead it should be kept simple and simplicity need to be the key driver quoting examples of Mr. Rahul Gandhi, Mr. A P J Abdul Kalam, and Shri Manmohan singh. Mr R P Singh on the other hand discussed about the origin of IFFCO and its diversified profile into different businesses. The motive is empowerment of rural India to create rural wealth and heritage. He shared that HR plays vital role in IFFCO as they work as family focussing on various empowerment programs. Mr Nagarajan on of the admired speakers of the evening shared about transformation looking at the behavioural change, transformation as building cultural capability, culture as perception in minds of customers, HR practice is collective not a job of individual and shared that as a company they look around for organising around customers and market.
The next track was the CEO track where Mr. Rohtash Mal, Executive Director & CEO,Agri Machinery Group, Escorts and Mr.S.Y.Siddiqui,MEO- Admin (HR, Finance & IT), Maruti Suzuki India Pvt. Ltd. shared their thoughts and experiences with respect to the role of CEO’s quoting examples of various leaders.
Different questions were raised with respect to the theme which created a dynamic learning and sharing environment.
The last but not the least was the ‘valedictory session’ by DR. PRITAM SINGH. He amazed people by his ‘shlokas’ from Bhagwath Gita and relating it with the current competitive business scenario. His words acted as sedatives drowning people in the arena of/bullring place of ‘thought processes. He said that one has to prove his/her credibility everywhere, even LORD Krishna had to prove his credibility to Arjuna before imparting his teachings. He talked of leadership as a journey towards next orbit citing few examples from the business world. He described the attainment of leadership by competing with competitors in present world.
The audience patiently listened to this renowned leader and finally NHRD Delhi Chapter honoured him with a ‘shawl’ and a memento.
In between the tracks the panel speakers were facilitated by the core team members and finally Mr. Suresh Tripathi thanked the audience for their continuous support and participation.