If you just work on stuff that you like and youre passionate about, you dont have to have a masterplan with how things will play out. CEO Conclave organised by BIBS is an addition in the list of those event that is a real time exposure for those who are the new entrant in this field.
The CEO Conclave was held on 30th january, 2016 at Gyan Manch with some amazing guest of honour namely Mr. Deb A Mukherjee, Moderator of the day, Mr. R. P Yadav, founder, Chairman & managing director of Genius Consultancy Ltd and also the Chairman & Managing Director ,GRSE ,Kolkata Mr. A. K Verma, Indian Navy and Mr. Sandipan Chakraborty, Chairman of T. S international logistics.
The event got started by showing a wonderful video prepared by the student itself showing their campus life as well as the future expansion of the campus. Then the moderator, Mr Deb A Mukherjee briefed about few examples and he also added that over the time the basic qualities in term of integrity, value, passion, trust, all this leadership qualities that we talk about are only as good and applicable if there is the positive impact of the organisation. He said go beyond just a strategist to a visionary. Than as a Moderator he structured the programme by saying that each of the CEO will be sharing their experiences and stories to the audience within a time constrain of 10 minutes and after hearing their talk than the important thing would be to ask question to make it an interactive session.
Mr. A. K Verma started his speech by greeting everyone. He precise his speech in two parts firstly some advise and secondly some experience that he have gathered in his 39 years of journey. He said when you join a military service you are the leader from day one but in case of corporate world perhaps the decision is taken by the CEO. As he was in military service for 39 years he had to take all the decision by himself. He encourage everyone not to be a manager but a leader because leader achieve result and manager only manages. He said our career is divided into 3 parts: initially we are learner and this phase is very important for everyone to rise in life, than we enter the consolidation phase where there is a link between the top management and the people under us and 2 things are crucial in this stage firstly he said nothing is impossible and secondly you must aim high and than comes the final phase when you achieve the higher level if those qualities are fulfilled. He shared his achievement where he was given the task to head Gardenreach Ship Builder & Engineerer Ltd and he has been given trophy 4th in a row for the Best Shipyard in the country.
Mr. R. P Yadav, Genius consultancy. He started his speech by sharing that he have spent 16 years in 4 different companies and 22 years by running his own company Genius. He shared his real time experience starting from the initial stage up till now where he stated that he was born in a poor family, passed Physics honours along with selling newspaper, magazines and vegetables. After completing his graduation he decided to opt for a pure sales job. He applied for 9 companies and after receiving the telegram he appeared for a well known company called Johnson & Johnson. He went for the interview but was in a improper outfit for the interview because he was not aware of the interview etiquette. When he enter the interview room he faced with many question regarding this matter and than he was asked to narrate his experience as a vegetable seller, he told them he use to organise his vegetable in a different manner and use to price it low so his stuff use to get sold faster. After the interview got over they appreciate whatever life he had gone through and fortunately he got the job. Each time he worked in different companies he worked with commitment and dedication.
He did his MBA from ISWBM. He worked in J & J and thereafter he work with Jay Engineering as a sales manager and Regional Manager with HCL. Than after completing his journey as a successful professional he started his business career after 2 years of research work and he started his own business and in this 22 years Genius Consultancy became the 700 crore company, they have 350 director employees, 40000 outsource employees & 9 product. They rank among the 5th largest starting company in India. All this happen when you are serious, when you share your thoughts with people, when you are committed, when you have a good product that will take care of the company or the customer and keep on innovating your product.
Mr. Sandipan Chakraborty have done his Engineering from IIT Kharapur and he shared his experience at Tata Steel. He felt that a great leader like Netaji, Mahatma Gandhi all of them have a common linkage and i.e. they have a mission, vission and goal and most importantly they passionately believed in their dream. In his company he have interacted with many great leader like J. R. D Tata and Rusi Modi and he asked them how did you become such great leader & both of them gave same answer in a gap of 2 years. They said you must select the right team below you and dedicate to them and than you are done but if you make a wrong choice you are finished. So the choice made by J. R. D Tata was Mr. Rusim Modi who made Tata Steel where it is, he choose Darbari Sekh Tata Chemical, where it is, they are all 50-60 crore companies. Rusim Modi followed the same path. And J. R.D Tata said that if I fail I will fail because of them but his choice was very successful. You have to trust your team & you cant start questioning your team member after you have made a team & the other thing is integrity. The first ingredient of a leadership is that you cannot aspire for any personal benefit, you have to suffer and in case of business your family suffer because it it very difficult to maintain a good family life after reaching a top level. The second ingredient is vision, mission and values has to co-created by the leadership means created by the employees, so Tata has the Boston Consultancy group, where they identified the core strength of the company.
Being a leader you have to be the role model and you have to work the talk. All this will take care of the process part of the leadership. He gave an insight of the Tata steel. You should be a peoples man. Choice of the institute, choice of the people all plays a crucial role. He advise the student to get your hand dirty at the initial level & this can be achieve through hard training. The attrition level of Tata Steel is only 5%. Motivating people is a major challenge and it is the job of the CEO to see that people are motivated. Reward & recognition are also very crucial because success should be celebrate & if you fail it is a part of training. Showing empathy by the CEO is also very important.
The last part was the Q & A part. Some of the questions are what are the factor that most impact the growth in the organisation? And the answer to this question is that leader shows the path but the growth is taken care by all the member of the organisation. Secondly, what is the toughest decision you have taken in your career? The answer given by Deb A Mukherjee was that he said that every decision is tough you should have the equality of mind, the way you look at your work. It is depending on the mindset.