Alok Kumar was the Guest of Honor & keynote speaker at MTHR Global event on 22nd Nov 14 which was conducted in association with Vivekanand Education Society (VESIM) at Mumbai University Kalina Campus.
Alok spoke on the topic of “Leadership & business transformation” in front of more than 200 audiences. Taking from his own experiences where his journey from personal transformation to a business leader who has created various benchmarks in corporate excellence through transformation thinking and a highly positive attitude.
Speaking on the topic, he stressed upon three key traits of a transformational leader. The first one being a person who can work with a team, motivating them and giving each member of the team a sense of purpose in whatever they are embarking upon. His example of a soldier who fights to win the battle even knowing the risk the act brings to his own life without any lure of benefits to himself. The only thing which plays in his mind is the pride of his unit and the safety of his colleagues. While on the other hand, poor leaders end up negotiating at every end with personal benefits playing higher importance than the team’s goal.
The second trait of a transformation leader is in being someone who does not believe in any limitations imposed due to the mental boundaries created by the ecosystem. He cited the epic of Ramayana where even Lord Hanuman had to be told several times by sages that he has the ability to fly, but his mental boundaries did not give him strength unless he finally attempted to fly and he did.
The third trait of a transformational leader is in being a go getter himself who leads by example and involves at every stage of transformation himself.
He cited interesting case studies and true life stories to emphasise on his points which was well received by the audiences.
His own examples on how he negotiated a with a tough union leader in helping him implement computerisation in a factory from a stage where he was threatened with dire consequences to a success story. Finally, he took the audience to a standing ovation when he spoke about the true story of how he created success in his organisation and won so many national and international awards.