Teaching Leadership Through Games
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.
Brilliant suggestion and much needed. Maybe they should also do some mountain climbing where they learn to pull others up instead of pulling them down. But certainly training our political leaders in value based leadership is essential. To most of them, value is a function of money. And not a function of ethics. That will be the critical challenge for the teachers.
The foreign visits our Parlamentarians make are intended to learn "best practices"…However rarely does one apply it back ….
The question that comes to my mind is Whether our Political leaders realise the compelling reasons to "learn".
Is there a consequence for not learning ?
To be the Director of such an institute, one needs to learn the games first. Further, you will have competition for the post from such individuals who have already played the games and are good at it.
MBA course in Political Leadership
At least 4th class pass.
Landowning in a state not your own.
Home management set ups in at least 2 places other than Mumbai
A powerful larynx
Jingling deep pockets
A dedicated permanent enemy
1. Cutlery Organiztion and Management
2. Crisis generation
3. Innovative Banking
4. Studies in monetary motivation of electorate
5. Game theory with special reference to Supari
6. Geometrical approach to asset enhancement
7. Psychological theory of Lying, and Saving your Skin.
8. Awards management and dissemination in India
9. Studies in upward mobility and its effect on family.
10. Introduction to ICU's : Useful Diseases and Compliant doctors.
Very nice idea.. The examples from real life should be the syllabus..