AtoZ of Leadership Readiness

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AtoZ of Leadership Readiness

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The booklets are finally here

Dear Friends,

After much ado, the two booklets e-books are now ready. This has been done with the efforts of the entire class of Leadership Readiness – MBA/MS, (Fall 2006), SZABIST, Karachi. And ofcourse the guidance of our course instructor Sir. Wali Zahid.

I would like to thank each and every member for their support throughout the process of working on these two e-books.

May ALLAH help us in our cause.

The course on Readiness

Blog Contribution by Tabassum Nadeem

When the Leadership Readiness course started, I was really skeptical after the first lecture that how the course would progress for which there was no reference book but Google. Sir Wali candidly admitted that the course of Leadership Readiness was as new for him as it was for us. However, he assured that we will jointly explore this relatively new and untapped field of Leadership Readiness and attain knowledge together.  He also told us not to worry about the results and assured that everyone would get good marks as getting low marks have been difficult in his courses. As the course progressed I started enjoying the course.  Sir Wali really made learning a fun for all by involving everyone in class and generated very interesting and thought provoking discussions. New ideas were generated and new concepts were evolved.  Leadership Readiness became the favourite course for me and I always looked forward for the class; missing any class looked as if I would suffer an unrecoverable loss. As the course further progressed it became monotonous to some extent and nothing new would come up; every new idea / concept generated would revolve around the same readiness elements already discussed.  However, lectures on Successor Readiness and e-Readiness again rejuvenated my interest and brought in new learning.

As the course neared its end, I found Sir Wali becoming a bit serious and starting to get irritated quickly; also the element of fun disappeared from his lectures. This all may be the result of our irresponsible and casual response towards the course and submission of assignments. However, towards the end of 14th lecture, while commenting on the group presentation found sir Wali in the same good mood; joke about the Pathan was good one.

Learning from Sir Wali has been an honour. He really made ‘a mountain out of a mole’ of the Leadership Readiness course. He has already joined the list of my most favourite teachers of my entire learning career.
The course also had some grey areas which may be kept in mind while conducting such courses in future. The course somewhat lacked planning and coordination which include: Hourly exam schedule; the exam was postponed without any reason and no new schedule was given due to which students suffered.

Assignment submission timings and their modes of submission; hardcopy or online remained ambiguous.
Individual presentations by students on the topics of their choice relating to readiness; only two lectures are remaining almost half of the students are still pending, neither the students volunteered themselves nor they were asked to finish off by certain dates. Moreover, if the individual presentations were also commented like the last group presentation, it would have made a great learning value for all and others would have also improved.

Sir Wali, while announcing the result of hourly exam mentioned that students did not take the course seriously and had the “thund programme”. I am surprised how this notion that class was having “thund programme”, it has really made the serious minded students very “dukhi”. The course was fully loaded with assignments such as book review, movie review, individual presentations and group paper and presentation and so on. It really required mid night oil burning to fulfill the course requirements. I would not deny that some students might have taken the course lightly but the blame of this “thund programme” cannot be attributed to all.
In the end, I don’t feel myself qualified enough to complement Sir Wali for conducting such an exceptional course, however, I must share that during my naval career I have attended many leadership courses, inland and abroad but none was at par with this course.  The course involved every students in discussion, made them think and generate new ideas and concepts.  The course had great learning value and now I feel myself a better leader.

Dreaming – Pakistan 2030

Contributed by Aafrin Khizra Niazi / aniazi786[at]yahoo.com

“Pakistan 2030 – a developed nation” could be started from dream as depicted in the following quotes.

Dream coming true!!

He saw it, he made it !!

If any one see dream of “Pakistan 2030- a developed nation” then there will be more chances to achieve it.

Where would you go !!!

You are today what you have been thinking five years back

and you will five years henceforth what you are thinking now!!!

Since Pakistan is very far behind than the modernize world so to be a developed nation in 2030 Pakistan nation need to think and bring readiness factors.

How would you get there !!!

Your thoughts become your words

Your words become your actions

Your actions become your habits

Your habits become your character

Your character decides your destiny

Similar in the case of Pakistan 2030 starts from thought and finally become destiny of Pakistan nation. These quotes give us the following lessons.

Since Pakistan is very far behind than the modernize world so to be a developed nation in 2030 Pakistan nation need to think and bring readiness factors.
How would you get there !!!

Your thoughts become your words

Your words become your actions

Your actions become your habits

Your habits become your character

Your character decides your destiny
Similar in the case of Pakistan 2030 starts from thought and finally become destiny of Pakistan nation. These quotes give us the following lessons.
Lesson No.\n 1

Nothing great is ever achieved without first being conceived in the mind
Lesson No. 2

Every war is first won in the mind then it is actually won on the battlefield
Lesson No.\n 3

You don’t fail because you plan to fail. You fail because you fail to plan
In short, we should always plan and get ready to face all hurdles. Thus leadership readiness course will play a big role in achieving those dreams.
Lesson No. 1

Nothing great is ever achieved without first being conceived in the mind
Lesson No. 2

Every war is first won in the mind then it is actually won on the battlefield
Lesson No. 3

You don’t fail because you plan to fail. You fail because you fail to plan
In short, we should always plan and get ready to face all hurdles. Thus leadership readiness course will play a big role in achieving those dreams.

Class Projects – Pakistan 2030

Contributed by Aafrin Khizra Niazi / aniazi786[at]yahoo.com

Sir Wali has given a very interesting project regarding “Pakistan 2030 – a developed nation”. This big project is divided into different parts such as Pakistan physical elements, will needed, skill required for masses, skills required for leaders to be a develop nation in 2030 and assign these parts to different groups in a class.

 

Every one is working on it and will bring their findings and views in coming classes. This project will give creative thinking and thoughts in students. It will give readiness approach to leaders as well as ordinary people to develop a country. I hope someone among us will really bring some development in
Pakistan and help other leaders also to achieve the dreams and targets mentioned in the said project.