Xavier’s dedicates virtual meet to Covid warriors
Times of India, 05 December 2020
Kolkata: The attributes that ignite a true leader within an individual are self-development, team development, strategic thinking and acting, ethical practice, civic-mindedness and innovation, said the principal of St Xavier’s College (Autonomous) Kolkata, Fr Dominic Savio, at X-Orate, a virtual meet organised by the Xavier’s Management Society on Friday.
“This year’s X-Orate is a tribute to the Covid warriors, the true brave hearts, who are inspiring us to be better people, even when time and circumstances are not being kind to us. Even though the interaction is on a virtual platform, it is nothing short of an intellectually stimulating and enlightening occasion,” Fr Savio added. While speaking on the topic of “Leadership Skills”, Suresh Narayanan, chairman and managing director, Nestle India Limited, the chief guest of the event, said that the leadership lessons that he has learnt is close to his heart.
Narayanan added that he had gone through “trial and tabulations’ and “strife” in life and nothing was ever handed to him and that nothing came to him accidentally. Narayanan said he is a firm believer of transparency and simplicity. “The 10 C’s are the main principles of success and the most important of them are clarity, competence, credibility, creativity and compassion,” he added. He said that to him, educational qualities and degrees are like a boarding pass into an aircraft.
“What you see is what you get — that is credibility. Credibility is something that you need to build in the early stages of your career,” Narayanan explained. His advice for Generation-Z was, “Don’t envy success, you do not know the road the other one is on.”