“While there is a lot of energy that the youth get with them to an organization, what really required is to channelize this energy.” Said R Mukundan, Chairman, CII WR and Managing Director, Tata Chemicals Ltd during the the first series of CII unique programme called ‘CII CEO Connect’ with management students.
In first of its kind initiative, organized by CII in Mumbai with the NMIMS students. The objective is to create a link with colleges (MBA, Engineering) by linking Business Leaders and CEOs from Indian Industry. They would visit colleges and interact with students. Captains from the Indian Industry interacted and discussed the much needed issue of "What the CEOs expect from fresh MBAs,Engineering Students ?”.
R Mukundan, Chairman, CII WR further emphasized on the importance of self discipline in health and personal life, a sense of individuality and further said perseverance is of utmost importance.
Arun Nanda, Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd interacted very candidly with students sharing with them the snippets and examples from his own career spanning over 40 years. He said that most of the successful people are good listeners, open to learn and have been team players. He further added that along with becoming successful, one must also be humble.
Ninad Karpe, Chairman, CII Maharashtra State Council and CEO & Managing Director, Aptech, while addressing the session said that the essence of this initiative was to give an opportunity to students to interact with CEOs and prepare them for the ‘’real world’’.
Anuj Puri, Chairman, CII WR Infrastructure, Real Estate & Construction Sub-Committee and Chairman & Country Head, Jones Lang LaSalle during the session, highlighted on the emotional aspect. He said, as one rises up the corporate ladder, it is important to have emotions, manage relations and trust as well as build network. He further said that with the changing and challenging times, speed is becoming of essence is today’s dynamic times.
The interactions gave students a much required perspective on what is not taught at a B- school but is expected out of management graduates.
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