Sunday, 9 August 2015

“5 Success Sutras for Students to Grow as Global Leaders” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“Educationists should build the capacities of the spirit of inquiry, creativity, entrepreneurial and moral leadership among students and become their role model.” ―A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

On August 06, 2015, I had the privilege to attend ‘Orientation Day’ in an engineering college in India. On this day, new students with their parents attend for the first time to understand the educational institution. I enjoyed the speech delivered by speakers. Here are the five success sutras I would like to share with my students:
  1. Declare that you don’t know anything. It is a fact that everyone knows something yet everyone doesn’t know everything. There are many things we must learn in our life. If students attend the classroom assuming that they know everything, there will not be able to pay any attention to educators. Hence, they must attend classes with an open mind to acquire knowledge.  
  2. Win others, don’t defeat others. In life, it is essential to ensure win-win where all people are excited and respected. Compete with others to win but don’t pull down the legs of others. Ensure that all stakeholders are happy. Although it is not possible to make all people happy, strive to make people happy and special. Additionally, accept your defeat with grace as it reflects your positive attitude and presents you positively.
  3. Learn, unlearn and relearn. It is an era of intense competition. Competition is very cut-throat internationally. It requires innovation to beat competition, and to stay ahead of others. Work hard; work smart; and work wise to stay ahead of the game. Upgrade your knowledge, skills and abilities regularly. Learn, unlearn and relearn as per the changing times and technologies.
  4. Emphasize on co-curricular and extracurricular activities as well. To become a fully balanced personality, it is essential to emphasize curricular, co-curricular and extracurricular activities. Academic activities develop hard skills while co-curricular and extracurricular activities build soft skills. A judicious blend of both hard and soft skills is essential to become a successful personality and professional.  
  5. Make a difference. Contribute to society. Participate actively in nonprofit activities to serve society. Don’t be rights-oriented but be duty-oriented. When you deliver your duties properly, you will be respected and you will be able to enjoy your rights. Don’t ask what value others will add you. In contrast, ask what value will you add to others. Make a difference to the world to provide meaning to your life.

Follow these success sutras to become a healthy citizen and grow as a global leader.

"Ideal teachers are those who use themselves as bridges over which they invite their students to cross, then having facilitated their crossing, joyfully collapse, encouraging them to create bridges of their own." ―Nikos Kazantzakis

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  1. A very inspiring post Sir. You always inspire students. Kalam lived for students but you are born for students because you think about shaping students as leaders throughout the day. I am proud to be your die-hard follower. It is a great honor to be one of your one million global leaders. Academic leaders like you must become President of India to lead this country to become a Super Power. Jai Hind!

  2. Professor M.S.Rao is a global leadership guru who is passionate to build one million students as global leaders. He has a huge number of followers globally including in Malaysia. He gave autographs to his fans in Malaysia in August 2015 who bought his award-winning book. '21 Success Sutras for Leaders' which is widely read by leaders and CEOs globally. I enjoy his training programs. I read most of his books. I love his vision. I am proud to be one of his one million global leaders. Jai Hind!