Leadership Style [Thread 347865] - CiteHR
Psdhingra
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Tajsateesh
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Nashbramhall
Learning & Teaching Fellow (retired)
Pon1965
Construction
ACT
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Vijumba
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In the prevailing scenario wherein many corporate leaders are behind bars for compromise on values, what leadership style is required at the university level to motivate students adopt high moral values and yet be successful in the corporate world?
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Hi

I am not clear as to what you seek in the 'leadership style' at the University level to motivate students to adopt moral values. I presume that you are actually seeking suggestions on how to positively influence the students in the class room teaching of leadership and motivating them to adopt the ethical path. From this angle I can suggest the following

- use case studies of those leaders who after an apparently successful career were punished and shamed.
- similarly use case studies of successful corporate leaders who suffered because of their principles but rose to the top despite the odd set backs
- perhaps you can experiment with some new systems in the college itself to bring about key leadership traits into practical focus of the students by getting them to be involved in the process. These could include focusing on greater transparency ( a jury from amongst students to give their verdict on cases of indiscipline with the Principal still retaining the right to veto) , more involvement of students (eg.select toppers can be part of a team that marks scores for a viva), give them more responsibilities (eg. ask them to choose a social responsibility project and execute 4 projects in the year and ensuring that all students are involved int it)

It is also essential that the students are motivated and not disillusioned with the state of affairs as reflected in most news paper headlines. For some Motivational and Inspirational inputs you are welcome to visit the following blogs:

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Regards
Dear Ranjan,
Jacob has given you some excellent ideas; hence, I will raise some questions. I tried to see if there is any info on your profile; there is none. What do you do and why have you raised this question?
Have a nice day.
Simhan
Learning and Teaching Fellow (Retd.)
The University of Bolton, UK.
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I second Simhan--are you into teaching Ranjan?
Also, to add to what Jacob mentioned, suggest teach/guide the students on ways to 'be on the alert'. If you notice or have analysed the recent [& current] happenings, the MAIN problem arose since it took a lot of time for the process to catch the culprits, by which time much of the damage was done to a large extent. Much of what is NOW being done is to UNDO the damage.
Whether one likes it or not, purely from the management perspective, it's FOOLISH to expect that NOTHING WILL GO WRONG. Anything & everything CAN go wrong [call it Murphy's Law or whatever you will]. The 'trick' is to devise processes & systems to catch/handle things AS SOON AS THEY WRONG [@ the earliest]--whether it's because of a genuine mistake or a willful ethical reason.
Rgds,
TS
I can not explain like other members who have given their views here. In simple terms, it is ethical behaviour of the corporate leaders. When ethics is compromised or diluted, you will land in trouble. Adopting ethics in work culture will bring bring slow progress but it lasts. Unethical practices lead to tremendous spurt on progress but collapse in same speed if it happens
Pon
Self discipline, honesty, integrity, and preventive vigilance are the elements of leadership that need to be infused by the universities amongst the students of management.
It is a good discussion started by Mr. Rajan, I feel, this is the need of the hour.... In fact, in today's corporate we are driven by targets and facing lot of competition in all the fields. To achieve the given target and to surmount the competition, people may evade ethical practices, which may lead them to the problems. Hence in this scenario, we may teach the students to have fall holistic approaches rather than going behind materialistic world..
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C Julian
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