An employee must possess good entrepreneurial skills- G.K. Pillai

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Pune, May 22, 2018: ‘What does a company look at while hiring an employee’, is the most common worry of management students. While addressing this question, G.K. Pillai, Managing Director & CEO, Walchandnagar Industries Ltd. said, “Today it is about employees possessing good entrepreneurial skills. If you have a feeling of ownership toward the organisation, it then reflects in all you do and helps you and the Company succeed.” Pillai spoke about employee qualities and leadership at the convocation ceremony of Kirloskar Institute of Advanced Management Studies (KIAMS) at Pune campus.

Pillai along with Prakash Apte, Chairman Designate, Kotak Mahindra Bank handed over the Post-Graduate diploma certificates to 177 students of KIAMS 2018 batch from both the Pune and Harihar (Karnataka) campuses.

Atul Kirloskar, one of India’s leading industrialist and member of Governing Council KIAMS, Amarshekhar Bhonagiri, VP KIAMS; Dr. Alok Jain, Director KIAMS, Pune and Dr. V.S Pai, Director, KIAMS, Harihar graced the convocation function with their presence.

While guiding the students Pillai said, “Technology and financial matters are not completely under our control, but maintaining human relation is in your hands. This is important for success. Leadership is like nuclear energy. Albeit, nuclear energy has created miracles in many areas, but at the same time it can be fatal if used in a negative way. Same is the case with leadership.

Atul Kirloskar stated, “Data Analysis is the future of how businesses will operate. It will help create micro level precision to energise, stabilize and grow business. And our Institute is gearing up to meet these challenges.”

Prakash Apte too directed the students with his take on leadership. He said, “While working in any company, a leader should have the vision first and action next. Leadership is about the capacity of giving and ability to empower their colleagues. It is a real challenge to lead our own self, it is then the person becomes more successful. He further elaborated from personal experiences about noticing pitfalls & failures and learning the most from them. He advised students to discover their core incompetencies rather than focus only on their competencies, to understand themselves better. He also said a good leader is one who builds a strong team, which can make his own job redundant.

At the 19th Convocation ceremony of KIAMS, Yogesh Sutar along with winning the gold medal for ‘Best Overall Academic Performance’ also received recognition for topping in Finance. Abhishek Lahoti won the Silver medal for ‘Best Overall Academic Performance’. While Tamanna Sharma got recognition for topping in Marketing, Chandrayee Ghosh was felicitated for topping in HR and Chiddarwar Lakshmi Hemant for topping in Operations Management. The ‘Distinguished Alumni Award’ was awarded to Nikhil Damle and Vikas Sethiya.