Saturday, 6 June 2015

“Is Kalvakuntla Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), Chief Minister of Telangana State a Hard or a Soft Leader?” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” ―Mahatma Gandhi

Most people know about KCR as the first chief minister of Telangana State and as a successful politician and orator. There are many unknown facts about him. Here are some of them:
  1. He is a voracious reader who read many books. He has a library with a huge collection of books. In fact, voracious readers are often good leaders. He read lots of books on various movements, collected research reports and created a vision to acquire statehood for Telangana. Telangana statehood is possible because of his indomitable spirit.
  2. He is a philanthropist. He funded meritorious students who cannot afford education. He encourages education as the first priority.
  3. People often talk about his acerbic tongue but he is tender at heart. He appears to be tough externally but soft at heart. He is a humanist.
  4. He knows the pulse of the people. He knows how to make heroes out of people. He has a broad vision, mission and above all, a passion for people.

No leader is entirely good and no leader is entirely bad as every leader has his/her strengths and weaknesses. To conclude, KCR is a visionary leader who is a blend of both hard and soft leadership.  He is a symbol of hope and inspiration for many people in the new state.  He proved that everything is possible in this world.  The people of Telangana are very proud of his leadership. He must check his acerbic tongue and carry all communities by building trust and confidence to stand out as an outstanding leader.   

I wish him good luck!

"All of the great achievers of the past have been visionary figures; they were men and women who projected into the future. They thought of what could be, rather than what already was, and then they moved themselves into action to bring these things into fruition." —Bob Proctor

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  1. CM. Kalvakuntla Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) belongs to Soft Leader. I feel he is a transformational leader. (A transformational leader is a type of person in which the leader is not limited by his or her followers' perception. The main objective is to work to change or transform his or her followers' needs and redirect their thinking.)

  2. KCR is just like any other regional leader. He is yet to prove his credentials. He must have compassion to carry all communities with him. Above all, he must win trust and confidence of all people. If he wins, he will be a successful leader.