Inspiration is a process of constant and consistent flow of mentally stimulated thoughts to do or feel something; to be more precise to do something creatively. It engages people by triggering motivation, creativity, and innovation through coordinated efforts. Inspirational leaders are those who channelise their uniqueness.

  • A few examples of outstanding leaders are:
  • Ratan Naval Tata: Indian industrialist, philanthropist, and a former chairman of Tata Sons. 
  • Azim Hashim Premji:  Indian business tycooninvestorengineerand philanthropist and the chairman of Wipro Limited.
  • N.R. Narayana Moorthy: Indian billionaire businessman, and philanthropis. He is the co-founder of Infosys, and has been chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), president, and chief mentor, before retiring and taking the title chairman emeritus.
  • Jack Welch: An American business executive, chemical engineer, and writer. He was chairman and CEO of General Electric.  
Exemplary Religious Leaders: 
  • Mother Teresa: An Albanian-Indian missionary and Saint 
  • Pope Francis: Head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State

Fr. Frank Continus says, “If your plan is for one-year plant rice; if your plan is for ten years plant tree; if your plan is for hundred years educate the childrenEducate the heart first and mind later. Each one is a potential leader. Each one is unique and has something to offer to the society. Learning takes place from womb to tomb.   

 
Education is the meeting point of culture and values for upward mobility. It is vertical uplift versus horizontal social enrichment. Education is an accumulation of what you receive, what you become. It is a holistic development.  Education is a combination of 5 Cs of creativity, commitment, competition, comparison and consciousness. And it also has 3 map techniques namely mapping, making and meshing.  
 
Pope Francis suggests three areas of development required in the education system which are research, teaching and social promotion, and education into value-based formation and skill training. Education should prepare the youth for employment and in the long run should equip an individual to become an employer rather than an employee always.  
 
The outcome of education should be leadership development. Let us take the Jesus model leadership for a transformational journey.  
  1. Self awareness (Mt 3:13-4:1-11),
  2. One to one influence ( Mt 4:18-24),
  3. Team building (Mt10:5-10),
  4. Organizational building (Mt 28:19-20).  

There are four impacts of leadership in the organization such as role model, authentic
leader, leadership ethics, empowering the skill and commitment of the organizing capacity.

A leader is the one who Dreams big; Thinks noble; Works wonder; Achieves a greater thing.

Dr. Sr. Thiraviya Regina Rajam

The writer, Dr. Sr. Thiraviya Regina Rajam, is the head of the department of computer science at Madonna Arts and Science College for Women, Madurai. She holds a doctorate in computer science. Dr.Sr.Raji has presented 23 research papers at national and international conferences, and international journals. The views expressed in this article are solely of the writer’s.

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