L.E.A.D (Leadership Exploration And Development) at ISB Hyderabad
Speaker: Professor Kavil Ramachandran, Professor Edward Rogers
Moderator: LSG President Madhulika Kanoria
Venue: L.E.A.D at ISB Hyderabad
Date: 14th January, 2019
The specially customized two day executive education program arranged by our president Madhulika Kanoria, for the Ladies Study Group team, at the Indian School of Business’ picturesque Hyderabad campus was truly empowering. ‘Creative Leadership in Disruptive Times’ was a highly practical module designed to engage and educate us by taking us ‘back to school’.
The first day’s session was conducted by Professor Kavil Ramachandran, specialized in family business, entrepreneurship and strategy with over 30 years of experience as an academic at the IIM, Ahmedabad and ISB. This was followed by a panel discussion by two women entrepreneurs. Saroja Goddam, MD of the Vishaka Group who was initiated into business by her family, now runs an institute for 3000 under privileged students. Shailja Kiron , Executive Director of Margadasi Chit Fund Group was a highly driven successful professional handling multiple business verticals. Both of them shared their experiences and encouraged us to believe in our potential.
The second day sessions were conducted by Professor Edward Rogers, Chief Knowledge Officer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Maryland, a Ph.D. from Cornell University focusing on the role of cooperation in high tech firms. He started by making us identify the qualities required in a leader-manager and made us map ourselves for self recognition. We studied a few case studies during this two day session which helped us understand the nuances and dynamics of the decision making process for individuals and businesses rather than just the result.
Overall it was a wonderfully stimulating and fun educational experience where we came out armed with certificates from ISB’s Centre for Executive Education, ready to tackle leadership initiatives.