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‘Transformational leadership needed to achieve the full potential of Indians’

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“Despite the IITs and NITs, we are in a pit as a socio-political system. While all us are concerned for society in theory, the care needed to act and bring about a social transformation is lacking in most of us, and for this, we need to apply the principles of transformational leadership,” said MR Raja Krishnamurthy aka Kitty, inspirational speaker, Organisational Development Consultant and Director of talent Maximus Pvt Ltd.

Delivering his special address at Rapport -2016-Let us Reunite, an alumni meet organised by PSG Management Alumni Association at Residency Towers, he said, we need a collaborative, not a competitive society to achieve inclusive growth and nation-building.

Giving an in depth psychological insight into what makes one a passive person and how one should learn to shed unwanted baggage to achieve something transformational in life, he said that most Indians have learnt to live in their “comfort zones and never step out due to conditioning by “principle centres”, such as family, the opinions of others, passivity and fear of failure.

Kitty, also a film actor of repute with films like Maniratnam’s ‘Bombay’, regaled the audience with his wit and wisdom.

He outlined how people with generosity and surplus mentality, combined with proactive attitude and sensitivity make transformational leaders, while insensitive persons though they may be proactive, end up as control freaks and dictators.

Illustrating with the simple process of how making of idly involves the labour of ‘26 people’, he said for our daily needs, we are dependent on the labour, efforts and cooperation of at least 10,000 people.

Dr Nandagopal, Director of PSG Institute of Management, noted that Business India had ranked the institute as the 27th B-School, ahead of other reputed business schools, such as LIBA and BIM in the State, and summed up that four programmes, including two international programmes and part-time executive programme were offered here.

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