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"Liberty never meant the license to do anything at will“ – Mahatma Gandhi "Government of the people by the people and for the people cannot be conducted at the bidding of one man, however great he may be." – Mahatma Gandhi
HR manager of a MNC - struggling to retain talent GANDHI - aiming for Independence by unleashing the strength of ordinary people Both knew - goals they had set - were not easily attainable. But both - had a clear vision & had reinvented tried and tested strategies to tackle the situation. Gandhi knew - he couldn't fight the British with violence HR manager realised - offering a bigger salary wasn't enough to retain a talented employee.
HR MANAGER struggling talent to GANDHI retain Aiming for Independence by unleashing the strength of ordinary people offering a bigger salary wasn't enough to couldn't fight the retain a talented British with violence employee .
Global Head HR &RMG. Gandhi was an excellent example of a leader who led from the front and practiced what he preached diligently. A true HR leader would practice ethics and beliefs with great conviction before expecting others in the organisation to follow." . Infogain "An HR leader should lead by example. A seasoned HR leader does not wait for people to come to him/her with their problems but proactively works at the grassroots level with them to understand their concerns.Punkaj Shankar.
Gandhi’s move Return from SA Thought to enter Politics Travelled across the country Rally to Independence Not an outsider To make teams Seek cooperation .
says. HR." . "Leaders of today. should not just pay lip service. Director. he understood the pulse of the people and had his ears to the ground.Priya Ranjan. both in the corporate world and outside. passion and respect for all should be instituted. Just like a great HR leader. Bharti AXA Life who strongly believes in the above analogy feels that a "Gandhigiri Award" that will seek to recognise employees who clearly demonstrate the principles of integrity. commitment.
Gandhi advocated having leadership styles that were dependent on the circumstances. When Gandhi was in South Africa. For ex. during Dandi march. For instance.Shankar suggestions 1) Adopt Gandhi's style of making even the lowest person in the organisation feel and believe in the importance of his/her contribution towards the ultimate goal. Gandhi had to make a bigger impact to address issues and hence. he launched his protests in a suit and a tie and when in India. 2) Use the right leadership style. he used khadi 3) Understand the human psychology and usage of it along with public relation skills to make a right impact. didn't choose to march alone. .
Ajit Menon. President Organisational Development. are resistant to change and as an organisation. He believed in the philosophy of Ahimsa and it was through sheer persuasion and perseverance that made the entire nation adopt it. by showing them the benefit. per say. MudraGroup Persuasion & Perseverance are the two Gandhian principles that can be used effectively to manage people in this changing environment “Humans. if you believe in a philosophy." . then you need to have the perseverance to see it through the organisation and persuade people to adopt it.
Dandi Yatra Experts believe it epitomises the flawless people management skills of Gandhi. for getting water and for daily chores and now they were walking for freedom. . First time. a leader reached the villages and involved them in a greater mission. In those days. People used to walk for getting firewood. It was the first of its kind when Gandhi took a 100 mile walk to protest. The innovation clicked with the Indian masses. walking for a political protest was totally unheard of.
a senior manager should always connect with everyone below his/her hierarchical level and listen to any concerns that they might have and duly address them. . the project goals can be achieved by a disciplined methodology. as laid down by him 2) Be a good listener: The leader in him never lost the humility and he always listened attentively to all what people had to say.Abhay Valsangkar. acted as a cementing force in the masses. wherein. Symantec Corporation Rising discontent amongst employees & check attrition in today's Enterprises 1) Be a good team leader: His ability to drive home the cause of the nation and develop a sense of belonging in one and all. Senior Director – HR. A team leader in any enterprise intends to achieve exactly the same. for the nation. Similarly.
state or any other institution has any worth or importance apart from its part in contributing to the growth of the individuals of which it is composed'. Microland 'No society. Head HR. which in turn will result in the growth of the organisation” .Rajkumar D. "Translation of this would mean organisations should focus more on the growth of its people.
together with a good grounding of knowledge.Bhavin Turakhia. seems to make up our perfect leader. Founder and CEO Director "The ability to set an appealing vision and strategy and to be able to communicate it effectively. These qualities were core to Gandhi's personality" .
Not overthrowing British rule Biggest Challenge Inspire Indians to fight for Freedom .
Gandhi’s fundamentals for changing the world .
our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.Change yourself “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” .” “As human beings.
” What you feel and how you react to something is always up to you. . There may be a “norm” or a common way to react to different things.You are in control “Nobody can hurt me without my permission.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” “An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.Forgive and let it go “The weak can never forgive.” Fighting evil with evil won’t help anyone .
. However.Without action you aren’t going anywhere “An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. taking action can be hard and difficult.” Without taking action very little will be done. There can be much inner resistance.
” . It is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err.Take care of this moment “I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. however.” “It is unwise to be too sure of one’s own wisdom. I own. that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.
” Be persistent. then you win. then they laugh at you. then they fight you. And your inner resistance and self-sabotaging tendencies that want to hold you back and keep you like you have always been will grow weaker.Persist “First they ignore you. . In time the opposition around you will fade and fall away.
See the good in people & help them “I look only to the good qualities of men. but today it means getting along with people. Not being faultless myself.” “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles.” “Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellowmen. I won’t presume to probe into the faults of others.” .
” “Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed.Be congruent.” . and what you do are in harmony. what you say. be authentic. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. be your true self “Happiness is when what you think.
Commit yourself to lifelong learning and continual improvement. and a man who always tries to maintain his dogmas in order to appear consistent drives himself into a false position. You can gain deeper understanding of yourself and the world. .Continue to grow & evolve ”Constant development is the law of life.” You can pretty much always improve your skills. habits or re-evaluate your evaluations.