EDUCATION MANAGEMENT – ISSUE 58

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XXXI IS YOUR BATTALION “WITH” YOU?                         When a Principal told the author that he was afraid to speak to the commissioner ( in a Principals’ conference) about his school, the author advised him:- “ You should be afraid only if you...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT – ISSUE 57

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XXVIII CAN YOU BE A DHONI?             In the past for students only the cane and the scale spoke  - ‘I say you do’. For the staff army barracks type command and control. The principal was treated like a demi god, but now as they say in Telugu –...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 56

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XXVI WHAT U ARE AND WHAT U HAVE ARE YOU PANDAVA’S KRISHNA OR KAURAVA’S KRISHNA?  In Hinduism there are several gods. And also one over arching divine force. Each god has his/ her well defined role. One is in charge of creation; another of...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 55

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XXIII KNOWS NOT AND KNOWS NOT HE KNOWS NOT KNOWS NOT AND KNOWS HE KNOWS NOT Through this you are only trying to compensate for what you lack. You are not presenting a picture of dependency. You should be like Barrack Obama picking up the best person...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 54

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XXI AYURVEDA – A MANAGEMENT TOOL A lot of studies have been made on human behaviour – how people behave and why they behave like that, but all these studies are mind based – studying the working of the mind. Two management specialists, Navi Radjou...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 53

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XIX THE TEACHERS HIGHLY TALENTED “PEOPLE WITH THE ARORA BOREALIS” SHINE Dr. Arnold Toynbee, the great historian said that a nation which does not identify its gifted citizens and develop them will sink – they form the intelligent minority. This...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 52

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XVII BE A MAGNET- NOT A LONER, AN ISOLATE             The author had seen Principals who adopted a “double pace” approach – they will be very servile, subservient, solicitous to their “boss” but very stern, strict  and stiff towards their...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 51

VOLUME V – CHAPTER XV EVERY SOLDIER CARRIES THE GENERAL’S BATON During the heavy floods in Ramnad District (TN) in November 1956, the villages around Tiruvadaanai, nearly a dozen were inundated with water and the people were marooned. Swami Saravagnanandaji Maharaj of...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 50

VOLUME V - CHAPTER XIII CONSULT A FINANCIAL EXPERT All the parts of a motorbike will be available in the market. Instead of buying them and then try to assemble one, is it not advisable to go straight to the auto shop and buy a brand new one off the shelf and drive on...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 49

 VOLUME V CHAPTER X FINANCIAL LITERACY HAVE YOU THOUGHT OF YOUR FUTURE You go on working for 30 years. Then suddenly you realize that you have reached 60 and the day you complete 60 you have to retire no more going to school, no more monthly pay. With a college going...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 48

VOLUME V CHAPTER VII HAVE A MENTAL PICTURE BEFORE YOU START PAINTING Your ability lies in making your school a canvas of experiences through which you enable your students to see the world.             Be like an artist who has a vision before he starts on his...

EDUCATION MANAGEMENT ISSUE – 47

VOLUME V CHAPTER V WALK THE ROAD NOT TRAVELLED In this connection it will be useful for you to think of the Blue ocean strategy propounded by W. Chamkin and Renee Mauburgne of the Blue ocean strategy Institute of Insead - one of the most respected Business Schools of...