At every corner around the room, the conversations were taking place that proved how energetic and enthused guests were about the event—what was not to be excited about? It was, after all, the time to meet buddies and relive the good old days. The Brochure Release Event of Batch 2013-15 gathered huge appreciation from many industry professionals who attended the event on 27th September, 2014. The event was held by Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies (MILS), a name that is close to thousands of hearts in the HR Industry.
On this occasion, the Guests of Honor were Mr. Prashant Likhite (General Manager HR-Tata Consulting Services), Mr. Sanjeev Parkar (Director Human Capital- PricewaterhouseCoopers) and Mr. Machindra Kapare (Head Business-Human Capital at Fullerton India). The guests shared their valuable lessons in leadership that they learned after passing out from MILS:-
When his boss threw a challenging task at Mr. Prashant Likhite, little did he realize that the challenge would eventually act as a stepping stone to far greater success in his career. Today, when Mr. Likhite looks behind, he sees that the challenges thrown at him, has opened to new ideas, broaden his insight and expanded his horizons. He advises the young batch to learn new skills and develop the ability to challenge oneself for the better, because it is the only way to move forward.
Live the Passion“Don’t worry about what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~Howard Thurman
Living passion helps create ones own road to happiness. Mr. Likhite’s passion for singing helped him navigate life’s bumpy roads and dead ends in a smooth way. Passions in life allows oneself to find one’s true calling, and take positive actions to change the life for the better.
Humility & Modesty - 2 Elements of Being Grounded
There is one particular lesson that MILS teaches it’s students – the value of being grounded. Mr. Sanjeev Parker, proudly declared that his two biggest lessons from MILS were “Humility” and “Modesty”. He indicated that a successful leader knows what his/her core values are and lives by them.
Mr. Parker, also, believes that HR today, should be aware of the ground realities. When a leader acknowledges and respects the time of his subordinates, he sends the message that people are valuable. Employees who feel valued, act valued. If one wants to invest in people, one should invest in how they are made to feel. Feeling appreciated, valued, acknowledged and respected means more to most people than their paycheck.
Boardroom Requires Future
While our actions are guided by the past, the decisions in the boardroom are taken on foresight. Mr. Parker strongly believes that CEOs are focused on the long term and, therefore, it is important to balance results needed today with the investment required for the future. He suggests in thinking like a CEO where value lies in anticipating change before it happens – rather than mindlessly reacting to whatever comes next.
“HR professionals are no longer the support staff in an organization who process transactions related to workers”, believes Mr. Machindra Kapare. HR leader is no longer a people’s person with soft skills. He needs business acumen. Every plan and process has to be aligned with the core business strategy. The focus has shifted from what HR does to what they deliver. Mr. Kapare encouraged to step outside of traditional roles and proactively seek out opportunities to learn the business we support.
Self is the Cause and Self is the Effect
Mr. Kapare emphasized on the fact that life is a matter of choices. On a daily basis, the actions we take, the people we spend time with, and the principles we choose to defend, define us. Therefore, he ended his speech quoting, “Self is the cause and self is the effect”. (See Also – https://heetpandya.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/tete-a-tete-with-machindra-kapre-gm-fullerton-india/)
It was a remarkable evening which has set new standards for the coming MILS batches. A well-appreciated event, Kudos to our beloved Placement Coordinator – Mr. Yogesh Dhotre and the entire team!!
About LNML Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies:
LNML Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies is an independent department under Maharashtra Labour Ministry. It is one of its kinds in the field of labour studies. It has a glorious past of 64 years and has emerged as a stronger body which has contributed to the economy and industry in many ways.
You can connect to LNML Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies through the following website –
Website – http://www.mils.co.in/
Maharashtra Government Website – http://mahakamgar.gov.in/MahLabour/mils-index.htm