Speaker G Karthikeyan inaugurated Asthra-2013 leadership summit, the two-day national level B-Fest, organised by Amrita School of Business in Kochi. Inaugurating the event, the Speaker stressed on the need to build and acquire trust as one of the main factors to be a successful leader.
“Trust sustains everything in life for long. An individual’s ability should prove beneficial both to himself and society. Ability to make decisions in stressful and demanding times also determines a leader’s ability. It is not just the education or inheritance, but the leadership ability that makes the difference,” he said.
K Jayakumar, vice-chancellor, Malayalam University spoke about the need to avoid fragmented vision and replace it with vision that should be enlarged and comprehensive in nature. Unethical practices do not provide long term sustainability. Debashis Chatterjee, director, IIM-Kozhikode said true leaders follow their own convictions and values as they have high levels of self-awareness. For such leaders, degree of comfort with themselves is critical.
Kochouseph Chittilappilly, founder and vice-chairperson of V-Guard Group, believes that as a leader one should have self-confidence, attitude and willingness to learn and imbibe knowledge throughout one’s life. Swami Amritakripanandapuri presided over the meet.