Sunday, 13 August 2017

Professor M.S.Rao’s Profile — International Management Guru, Keynote Speaker & Author of 36 Leadership Books





Professor M.S.Rao is an international leadership guru and an internationally acclaimed executive coach, educator, author, speaker, and consultant. He is a sought-after keynote speaker globally.  He earned a PhD in Soft Skills.  He has 36 years of experience in leadership development and conducts training programs for various corporates and educational institutions. His areas of interest include Leadership, Executive Coaching and Executive Education. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others.  His vision is to build one million students as global leaders by 2030 URL: http://professormsraovision2030.blogspot.in/2014/12/professor-m-s-raos-vision-2030-one_31.html that is the winner of Leadership 500 Excellence Awards 2015.  Here is a list of international eminent personalities and management thinkers who provided their kind forewords for some of my books: His Holiness Dalai Lama, Marshall Goldsmith, Dave Ulrich, Chip R. Bell, Ken Shelton, Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, Mark C. Thompson, Dr. Nido R. Qubein, Dr. Alan Weiss, David Clutterbuck, James Strock, John H. Zenger, Fons Trompenaars, Norm Smallwood, Howard M. Guttman, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Jim Cathcart, Chris Widener, John Baldoni, Lois J. Zachary, Dennis Carey, Kate Sweetman, Subir Chowdhury, Soumitra Dutta (Dean), Debra Benton, Gerard Seijts, John Spence, Bill Treasurer and Frank Sonnenberg.
He is the father of ‘Soft Leadership’ and founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He has made the biggest impact on the world with his Soft Leadership which can be applied for companies and countries to achieve excellence. He is the author of 36 books including award-winning 21 Success Sutras for CEOs http://www.amazon.com/21-Success-Sutras-Ceos-Rao/dp/162865290X. He has published more than 250 papers and articles in international publications including Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, T+D Magazine (ATD), Talent Management and Emerald. 

His award-winning book, "21 Success Sutras for Leaders" URL: http://www.amazon.com/21-Success-Sutras-Leaders-ebook/dp/B00AK98ELI was ranked as one of ten finalists for the Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award – 2013 at the University of San Diego. URL: http://www.sandiego.edu/soles/departments/leadership-studies/thought-leadership/book-award.php. His book "Success Tools for CEO Coaches" is the Award Winner from Small Business Book Awards, USA for 2014 URL: http://bookawards.smallbiztrends.com/management-2014/success-tools-for-ceo-coaches-8/.  He received International Award - ‘International Coach of the Year 2013’ from Prestigious ‘Comprehensive Coaching U, Inc’ URL http://www.coachinstitute.com/CoachoftheYear/winners.html.  He received Outstanding Reviewer for Human Resource Management International Digest in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence.  URL: http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/authors/literati/awards.htm?year=2015. He coined an innovative teaching tool – Meka’s Method; leadership training tool – 11E Leadership Grid; and leadership learning tool – Soft Leadership Grid, based on his new leadership style, ‘Soft Leadership.’ He serves as an Advisor and Judge for several prestigious international organizations Global Leadership Awards, Malaysia. URL: http://globalleadershipawards.com/HTML/judges.html, Middle East Business Leaders Summits & Awards, Dubai URL: http://www.meblsa.com/judges.html  and for Small Business Book Awards, USA.

He is honored as an upcoming International Leadership Guru by Global Top Gurus 30 Leadership URL: http://globalgurus.org/upcoming-leadership-gurus/. He serves on the editorial boards of various prestigious international journals including Development and Learning in Organizations, URL: http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=dlo of Emerald, U.K, and The Journal of Values Based Leadership USA.  His Amazon book link is: http://www.amazon.com/M.-S.-Rao/e/B00MB63BKM   Most of his work is available free of charge on his four blogs http://professormsraovision2030.blogspot.in, http://profmsr.blogspot.com, http://professormsrao.blogspot.com  and http://professormsraoguru.blogspot.com. View his Klout Score https://klout.com/#/professormsrao.   He is a dynamic, energetic and inspirational leadership speaker. You can follow him on Twitter at @professormsrao.





References




Professor M. S. Rao’s Humble Origins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLs-BA01Rro&feature=youtu.be  




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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Smart Work versus Hard Work


"You just have to put in 80- to 100-hour weeks every week." Elon Musk


People often talk about smart work and hard work but they find it challenging to differentiate between them. Here is how you can differentiate between them to enable you to work smart to fulfill your dreams and accomplish your goals. When you want to work smart you must know how to work effectively without wasting your time. In fact, smart work is different from hard work and most people emphasize smart work to achieve outcomes quickly. Here are some tips to work smartly:

Find out your biological clock and work accordingly to leverage it effectively to unlock your potential. Biological clock has different meanings globally. Instead of investing your time, energy and resources at wrong time; use them at the time when your body is positive and proactive. Have clarity of mind to understand your priorities and goals.  Be clearly focused on your goals instead of wasting your time on too many activities. Give commands to your subconscious mind before going to bed. Your subconscious mind works more effectively during sleep and you will get solutions in the next day morning.  Additionally, whenever you want to do any activity, look for multiple outcomes instead of a single outcome.   Avoid distractions when you do your tasks. Emphasize excellence instead of perfection. Always do better than what you have done in the past to achieve better results. Invest your efforts religiously without excessively worried about outcomes because when you emphasize more on outcomes rather than efforts you may lose enthusiasm if you don’t achieve the desired outcomes. Sometimes results will take their own time. Take nap in the middle of the day to recharge your mind.


Message

Knowledge is an ocean and life is a journey. You must acquire knowledge regularly and share it with others. You must lead a challenging life and enjoy every moment of it because you have only one life. You will have to do everything in one life only. Hence, enjoy the journey, not the destination.





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Friday, 19 May 2017

Free Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Upcoming Book “School Leadership: Faculty First, Students Second, And Institutions Third”




Dear friends,

I am excited to share with you that I authored a book on educational leadership and life leadership tentatively titled, “School Leadership: Faculty First, Students Second, And Institutions Third.” Here is the free book chapter. I would appreciate if you could share your thoughts about this book on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

Education is more than a Religion in India

“The principle goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done.” — Jean Piaget

Indian education system is widely discussed across India but it is hardly addressed with practical solutions. There are innumerable articles published on it but most of them underscore from the perspective of problems, not solutions. Unfortunately, the Indian education is still in doldrums. In this context, we will discuss the challenges and solutions to make it to relevant and vibrant to ensure employability, employment, empowerment and enlightenment.  First, we will discuss educational leadership.


Educational Leadership

Educational leadership is a collaborative process of leading various stakeholders including students, educators, parents and external bodies to ensure quality education to students to build next generation of leaders. At the academic level, it ensures blending curricular and extracurricular activities to shell out students as complete personalities to encounter life challenges successfully.  It ensures employability, employment, empowerment and enlightenment.  


Indian versus Overseas Education

In developed countries especially western countries, the students who have the requisite qualifications, intelligence and ability are only allowed to pursue education and courses. The educators are passionate who do remarkable research in their areas of interests, and add an immense value to the students. The educational institutions are ethical and follow the guidelines strictly. They are transparent and systematic in their approaches, policies and practices. They innovate regularly with new teaching tools and techniques. They emphasize both theory and practice where students have the opportunity to understand and apply their knowledge effectively in the real world scenario.  When students ask questions the educators are competent to respond to their questions since the educators do research regularly. The students have access to quality resources. They interact with other students who are equally brilliant and knowledgeable. Hence, knowledge proliferation and transfer takes place quickly and effectively. Employment opportunities are higher for students because the educational institutions offer great knowledge, skills and abilities. The industry is ready to absorb such students who are well equipped with both knowledge and application. It makes easier for the industry to absorb students because they are proactive with basic level of knowledge and expertise. Hence, overseas education is relatively better than Indian education.


How to Revamp Indian Education?

Indian education is not up to the standards of global education but it has the basic standards and knowledge. Currently it emphasizes 3 Rs ― reading, writing and reproducing. To enhance quality education, there must be adequate emphasis on theory and practice. The students must have passion, basic knowledge and intelligence. The educators must be passionate about making a difference in the lives of students with inclination for research and consultancy. The educational institutions must be ethical, systematic and transparent. There must not be management quota and capitation fee. There must be emphasis on both curricular and extracurricular activities in the educational institutions.

Indian education system must reinvent its teaching pedagogy. It must take risk to explore new ways of teaching pedagogy and research. Although education is basically for enlightenment, it must be for empowerment and employment to help people lead comfortable and meaningful lives.

India is a less developed country with the second largest population in the world. Hence, ensuring quality education is a daunting task. However, it is possible if appropriate steps are taken by inviting the intellectuals to restructure it. Above all, it requires an integrated approach from all stakeholders including educational institutions, parents, students, teachers, government and nonprofits to ensure quality education in India. 


Build Minds and Careers

Build minds to build careers. When you build minds you can build careers of the students. It enlightens them to find their own career paths. Show the light to enable them to find their own paths to become trailblazers. Conventional cliché is to teach people how to catch fish. The unconventional cliché is to show the people where the location of the fish is because presently people are smart enough to learn the art of catching fish.

Indians value education more than money and religion. Every parent wants to provide better education to their children to enable the latter to lead better lives. Hence, emphasize building minds and careers in students.


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Professor M.S.Rao
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India




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Saturday, 6 May 2017

Free Book Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Upcoming Book “Secrets to Achieve Your Entrepreneurial and Leadership Success”



Dear friends,

I am excited to share with you that I authored a book on entrepreneurial leadership tentatively titled, “Secrets to Achieve Your Entrepreneurial and Leadership Success.” Here is the free book chapter. I would appreciate if you could share your thoughts about this book on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+.

The Power of Ideas to Achieve Entrepreneurial Success!

"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." ― Walt Disney

Eminent people including Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan Milton, Walt Disney, and Stephen King tasted failures initially. But they learned lessons from their failures and moved forward with energy and enthusiasm. For them, failure is only a comma, not a full stop.  Unsuccessful entrepreneurs complain lack of resources and opportunities to accomplish their ambitions. They complain their circumstances and the people around them for their challenges and failures. On the other hand, successful entrepreneurs explore ideas to overcome their challenges and achieve entrepreneurial success. They are rare breeds who don’t invent excuses to overcome their challenges. 


Ideas versus Resources

Ideas are more important than the resources. When you have ideas, you explore opportunities and develop the mindset to raise resources. When humans undergo challenges their real strength surfaces and they unlock their hidden potential. Challenges lead to creativity paving the way for innovative solutions. The most inventions occurred during the global crises and challenges. During The Great Depression, several global companies were founded. During the Second World War, atom bomb was invented. Therefore, true leaders run behind ideas, explore opportunities and raise resources instead of running helter and shelter during crises. 

It is a well admitted fact that when people are in problems they come out of their comfort zone and expand their minds. When you look at Israel and Singapore they did not have human resources but they became prosperous and grew globally due to their ideas and audacious vision.


Technology is an Advantage for Entrepreneurs

To excel as a successful entrepreneur, it is advisable to have prior experience. However, entrepreneurs including Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Colonel Sanders and Richard Branson are successful without any prior experience. What is essential is entrepreneurial acumen and intuition to succeed as an entrepreneur.

Technology has become a boon for entrepreneurs. With amazing ideas and without any capital, entrepreneurs are starting their businesses globally. There are several companies that grew with less capital and human resources. For instance, Whatsapp has a few employees; Google doesn’t own content; and Uber runs business through ideas, not by owning cars. It is obvious from these inspiring examples that ideas are more important than anything else in the world. When entrepreneurs have ideas and audacious vision, they can accomplish their goals and objectives effectively.


Ideas Serve as Seeds to Success

"If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied." ― Alfred Noble

Ideas lead to success as they serve as seeds to development and growth. It is essential to capture the ideas whenever they pop up in your mind. It is advisable to record them in your journal to reflect during your leisure time. It is from these ideas the civilization has advanced. And civilization will go to the next higher level. I get lots of ideas to author books. Whenever ideas pop up in my mind I scribble them immediately in my journal that I always carry with me. I develop them during my leisure time. It is from these ideas I authored 36 leadership books including the bestselling ‘21 Success Sutras for CEOs’ https://lnkd.in/eqwk9uZ.


Opportunities are Infinite while Your Life is Finite

“I think life on Earth must be about more than just solving problems... It's got to be something inspiring, even if it is vicarious.” ― Elon Musk

Currently there are immense opportunities for the individuals with ideas and ambitions. Only thing they must do is to take risks to explore and apply their ideas to accomplish their ambitions. They must remember that life is very short. They must also note that they are blessed with one life only to explore and avail the opportunities to make it big.  Remember, opportunities are infinite while your life is finite. Hence, make your decision wisely by following your passions to provide meaning to your life.


Conclusion

"Everything begins with an idea." ― Earl Nightingale

If we did not explore ideas we would have remained in ancient times. Thanks to ideas that the civilization has progressed to the current level. And thanks to ideas that we are able to add value to future generations.

When you think, you get ideas; when you ink, you capture your ideas; and when you apply your ideas, you achieve success. Hence, start thinking, inking and applying your ideas to achieve an amazing success in your life.


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Professor M.S.Rao
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India




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Thursday, 27 April 2017

An Open Letter to Prakash Javadekar, Union HRD Minister of India ― Check Corruption and Irregularities in Private Colleges in Telangana ― Professor M.S.Rao




Dear Shri Prakash Javadekar, Honourable HRD Minister of India

It is with deep regret I am writing this open letter to you about the prevailing corruption and irregularities in private engineering, medical and pharmacy colleges in the state of Telangana. Previously I wrote an open letter to the Chief Minister of Telangana requesting him to close down fraudulent colleges in Telengana and offered some suggestions to improve in the education system. URL:  http://professormsraovision2030.blogspot.in/2016/07/an-open-letter-to-shri-k-chandrashekar.html.  Some of my suggestions were implemented and some of the fraudulent colleges were closed. But much needs to be still done to streamline the Indian education.  

I served in Indian Air Force and joined teaching profession with a passion to make a difference in the lives of students. I worked as a professor in various private engineering colleges in Telangana and most of them are corrupt and fraudulent who cheat faculty by not paying salaries when the faculty leave the college. They don’t give relieving letters to the leaving faculty. If faculty questions, they file wrong cases in court to drag the issues for years. For instance, I worked in a private college in Hyderabad (the name of the college is known to AICTE (All India Council of Technical Education) Chairman, JNTU Hyderabad Registrar and all the faculty members of college) which did not pay my salary for more than three months. Worse, it did not give me the relieving letter at the time of leaving. When I raised the issue with AICTE and JNTU Hyderabad, it sent me the relieving order after many months by a post. But my salary is still pending from 01 July 2015. These managements cheat students by taking money through dubious means. If university officials don’t give affiliation due to irregularities, these rogue colleges approach courts to get a temporary relief. Here are my observations to bring it your notice to close down the fraudulent colleges and improve the Indian education.
  • Colleges blackmail students to pay money through various means, and students comply for fearing retribution. They pay because the internal marks are in the hands the faculty. Parents don’t want to take risk as it would adversely affect the future of their children. Hence, students end up paying money.  
  • The managements of these fraudulent colleges suck blood from students like leeches. Those who fail to pay money are punished through dubious means. They are not implementing biometric attendance of students and faculty. The officials of the affiliated universities are incompetent to enforce the biometric attendance of faculty and students because they receive bribes.  
  • These fraudulent colleges don’t pay salaries as per the pay commission but claim to be paying on records. They take the differential amount by force from the employees on the day of crediting the salary into the college accounts. If the employees fight such irregularities they file wrong cases. 
  • The faculty in fraudulent colleges face huge exploitation, unreasonable terminations, violation of fundamental rights, deprivation of benefits, and lack of adequate grievance mechanism to name a few.
  • There is a close nexus between these fraudulent colleges and political parties in Telangana. These fraudulent managements pay donations to political parties to enable the political parties to remain as mute spectators whenever complaints surface.
  • These fraudulent colleges believe in brand building rather than adding value to the students and the society.


Suggestions

I love to be part of the solution rather than the problem. Hence, I offer some suggestions to consider improving the Indian education system:
  • Close down the fraudulent colleges that have the frequent complaints from faculty and students.
  • Organize surprise inspections to find out the irregularities such as inadequate faculty, poor infrastructure, ill-treatment of faculty and students.
  • Check the bank accounts of employees whether salaries are credited promptly. Colleges are notorious in manipulating the salaries of employees. They show high salary on records but pay less salary in reality. At the time of crediting the salary, these fraudulent colleges take the differential payment through self-withdrawal forms from the staff. You can easily check these irregularities because all employees withdraw the differential payment on the same day of crediting salaries. To check this, the income tax must call for the details from the banks and the fraudulent colleges. Additionally, organize frequent income tax raids to check black money.
  • To redress the grievance mechanism in each college, there is an inbuilt mechanism in the college website to conduct it. The members involved in this grievance redressal mechanism are the employees of the colleges. How can they go against their managements? Some of them lick the legs of the management to ensure their survival. Hence, ensure that the grievance redresssal mechanism is effective by involving the outsiders with credibility to redress it.
  • Invite the experienced intellectuals with great track record and integrity to find out innovative solutions to address these challenges. An integrated efforts from all stakeholders including politicians, intellectuals, officials and colleges is the need of the hour to streamline the system.
  • You cannot build a superstructure on a crooked infrastructure. Hence, build a strong infrastructure by eliminating fraudulent colleges that harm students and damage society. Educational institutions are the temples of learning. We must maintain their sanctity.


Indians Treat Education more than a Religion

Education interlinks all religions to come to one platform in India. Indians treat education more than a religion. They treat it as sacrosanct. Unfortunately, criminals and mafia entered into it who converted education into prostitution. They ill-treat intellectuals, cheat faculty by filing wrong cases, and don’t pay salaries. Although it is a daunting task to set the house in order, it is possible by making system transparent and closing fraudulent colleges with a track record of complaints from faculty and students. There is a corruption between the officials and college owners during inspections thus harming the interests of students and faculty. To please these officials, the notorious college managements invite top officials to college events and functions and pay huge money through honorarium. In fact, it is not an honorarium but a bribe. These higher officials don’t take any action against these fraudulent colleges because they received huge bribes from them. Worse, these corrupt officials pass the information about the people who complained to alert the fraudulent management to avenge. Hence, deny permission to the top officials from universities and other education bodies to go to these colleges as special guests.

The problem with private colleges is viewing everything from commercial perspective rather than from education perspective. Previously philanthropists founded educational institutions to add value to the society. Presently managements with criminal background are founding educational institutions to exploit students to make money.

It is unfortunate that the educational institutions that are supposed to shell out students with ethical values are unethical. How can we expect ethical students and ethical society?  Remember, the day the corruption enters into armed forces and educational institutions the country will collapse. Therefore, ensure that the cancer of corruption doesn’t creep into Indian Armed Forces and educational institutions. Jai Hind!

“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ― Mohandas K. Gandhi

Note: These are my observations in the private colleges where I worked as a professor in the State of Telangana. Similar fraudulent practices occur in other states of India also.

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