Do a full time degree and a good academic "performance" ensure that you are a great leader?

Dear all, Perhaps this may not be a right way to discuss the topic in this way in view of some professionals here, still I thought to make it part of discussion. Well, today I read an advertisement from FMS requesting people to apply as a visiting or guest faculty for FMS. I always wish to share my ... View More

0 306 Views | Posted 2011-10-11 13:51:54
Started by Govind Sharma

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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    9 years ago
    Gautam Joshi Nikhlesh Mathur Dr. Sudhiranjan Dey eagerly wating for your expertise on this discussion.!
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    Janani Balasubramanian

    9 years ago
    It is not necessary for the leader to have a degree and a good academic performance .The person who having the quality of leading and guiding he/she be proficient to be a leader.The Tamil Nadu X-CHIEF MINISTER doesn't have the degree certificate to become a leader.All the people are not holding the degree certificate to become a leader and those who having that certificates all cant able to be a leader.Its a nature quality
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    DENNIS VASANTHAKUMAR PAUL Education Consultant | Guide-Level 12

    2011-10-14 12:59:42
    I agree 100 % with Pooja kohli's statement
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    Pooja Kohli | Guide-Level 11

    2011-10-14 12:41:30
    I would say leadership qualities are inborn. Education & Qualification can only be a support system for your success but you need to have those basic skills inside you.
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    Pawan | Contributor-Level 8

    2011-10-13 23:18:38
    if you have a knowledge , can express your views, presentation is better and practically strong person can belongs to the category of Leader.
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    Mahesh | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-10-11 18:53:36
    Govind.Maybe you did not understand what I have written. Academic qualifications did not make Akio Morita or Steve Jobs into business leaders. They had the insatiable appetite for iinnovation and success. There is absolutely no relevance between academic qualifications and the skills needed in real life to be successful in a particular field anywhere in the world. Why is it like banging your head over the brick wall when you bring in some good foreign examples?
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    EXCEL | Contributor-Level 10

    2011-10-11 18:28:38
    Knowledge is just one element in any success story. Work skills, Human values, Behaviour, honesty, anger, respect, emotions, commitment, courage confdence etc are many other elements. Low scorer (marks) can also be successful if he has skills like soft skills, communication skills, technical skills, management skills, pesentation skills, decision making skills etc. MBA program can build very limited IQ + EQ + SQ (intelligence, Emotions, and spritual quotients) which are essentail for success of any person. Most elements of these quotients are build by teenage only (not later). Many elements come through genes and are part of family or human c... view more
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    Mahesh | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-10-11 17:42:12
    This topic reminds me of an autobiography I read few years ago. A young Electrical engineering new graduate was keen on starting his own business with some of his college classmates. He borrowed some money from relatives and friends, and travelled to Europe and USA to find out whether people in these countries need anything that can be exported from his native country. One day he was having an ice cream in a restaurant in Switzerland. The small flat wooden spoon that came with the ice cream cup was cracked and broken. He asked the waiter to give him another spoon. The waiter asked him what country he came from. When he replied, the waiter sai... view more
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    Bhupesh | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-10-11 16:07:57
    @Goind_S Its absolutely true What you said but what I said is Statistically true . The Corporate is run by all the bright students I wont go till Steve Jobs there so many people around us who have ridden the corporate ladder in spite of having no brilliant Academics behind.
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    Govind Sharma HR, startup entrepreneurs, career blogger | Guide-Level 14

    2011-10-11 15:54:35
    @Rex_B abut your this comment "the present corporate is driven by all the bright students from Top Institute with brilliant academic record"
    I disagree. The reason is when Enron was failed, it was headed by a Ivy League management post graduate and there was a similar repeatation during 2008 recession.
    Further, here, we are debating about full time degree and percentage as a factor deciding your selection and yes I agree to your view, it has nothing to do with the success in professional life. it is finally a situation leadership that determines. Steve Jobs is one of the best example of this.
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    Bhupesh | Contributor-Level 9

    2011-10-11 15:38:50
    This is an age old Debate , many of the Top CEOs and Innovators are drop outs , and the present corporate is driven by all the bright students from Top Institute with brilliant academic record . I believe There is always a way when a Student believes about his aim and Career . Good Academics certainly doesn't ensure about becoming a Great leader and Its certainly doesn't say that You cant be a Great leader .
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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    2011-10-11 15:12:11
    Would request experts like Gomtis Corner Gautam Joshi Arvind Joshi245 Manmeet Kaur50173 MSK70515 Rex_B Prof Garain PhD Nikhlesh Mathur Excel MAYUR DESHMUKH Kishore9209196744 Mahesh16675 Suryap2012 and all other community members to participate.
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    Aneeket Barua Manager (Product Operation)- Infoedge India Ltd. | Guide-Level 11

    2011-10-11 15:09:39
    Govind_S I totally agree with you. One should not judge anyone on the basis of the degrees that he posses and from where. Rather, one should judged on the basis of the application of knowledge gained by him. These days getting a degree or a certificate is not a difficult task but gaining pure knowledge is tough!Would like to deviate a little and like to say that even I have come across situations where in candidates get rejected because of communication skills(Who knows basic English and doesn't posses strong verbiage), quality of the university from where one has gained his education and whether he is regular or part time student. As per me ... view more

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