Management educators, to their credit, are increasingly realizing the need to link the classroom to the world beyond!
The Center for Management Studies – Jain University, Bangalore decided to do that right from the roots – at the orientation seminar of their latest MBA and BBA batches!
They invited Simerjeet Singh, perhaps the most practical inspirational keynote speaker from the corporate world – to set the focus right.
As is his wont, Simerjeet leveraged the lessons of his own journey as a success-seeker, right from his days as a student in IHM Chandigarh and then as a graduate student in the Hotel School, Sydney and a decade of global work experience upto his present status as a leading motivational speaker and a Youth Coach!
Good and bad management was explained through examples of his own mistakes. And he went beyond that by bringing the outside world into the auditorium through a clever simulation —– Students experienced how building bridges with others made business wheels go around AND THAT it could begin right there —– with each other in college !
This got the students excited; questions came like a flood.
Simerjeet got to explain WHAT THE CORPORATE WORLD NEEDS (especially how that was a lot different from what academic success requires) His structure (though flexible) was made to compel THINKING & RETHINKING !
One could see and feel the energy in the hall change.
An area students found particularly eye-opening was COMMUNICATION. Being judgmental clogs communication. Clogged communication is an intangible cost. The young would-be managers were all agog when they realized how so!
Two Simerjeet-hours later, every 1st-year admittee (BBA and MBA) had a defogged and demystified vision of the future they should expect as management professionals.
CMS – (Centre For Management Studies —Jain University) had broken new ground with their newest batch !
In the words of the Center Head – JU – CMS – Mr. Dinesh N. Simerjeet’s motivational session for the students was “remarkably encouraging to young students on the threshold of college life”.