It is a fact [this means readers are expected not to deny it] that for last several decades we have not seen political leaders of the stature of Gandhi [Mahatma I mean] and Nehru [Jawaharlal, not Arun]. So we need some crash courses in Leadership Development. Stanford, Harvard and Wharton have no chance of succeeding in the job of training our young leaders, although the popular view is that the converse is also true; our political leaders have no chance of succeeding at Stanford, Harvard or Wharton. [Be that as it may, why get into unnecessary debate?]
When two brothers who went to study at such reputed institutes in US, one passed while the other failed, clearly establishing that the chance of success was 50%. They later indulged in bitter war at home, in press and in courts, disclosing that training in Harvard, Stanford and Wharton gave a very myopic and restricted meaning to the words ‘Value based Management.’
It is a common practice for retired executives, particularly if they have spent their career in HRD [acronym of Harassment till Retirement or Death!], to take up an assignment as Dean or Director of a Management Institute. I obviously qualify, and I intend to take up one. I feel that there is a great scope for training young men and women. Why not launch an MBA course in Political Leadership?
It will be a good business proposition. Any suggestions on what the syllabus should be? Do write.