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Create opportunities to horn leadership skills 14 February, 2012

Successful leaders see the opportunities in every difficulty rather than the difficulties in every opportunity

Leadership Skills

Shri Sunil D Kuruvilla, eminent career expert said “In the 21st century, the concept of leadership is changing constantly. Today, the leadership is more focused on self-development. And, students should realize that the ability to lead is a latent skill. If you are aware of it, you can mould your personality accordingly,” he added.

He was interacting with the students from various colleges across Kerala in the Online Gurukul weekly session from Amrita University, Amritapuri campus on February 14, 2012.

Train from school-level

While speaking about Leadership Strategies for Students, Shri Sunil stressed that the educational institutions in Kerala should give more attention to enhance the leadership skills of the students. “If we educate the students about the significance of leadership skills and give proper training from school-level, we can produce a quality next generation.”

Refine leadership skills

He emphasized that, ample opportunities should be provided to students to develop their qualities, determination, decisiveness, time management, self-confidence and discipline. These characteristics are crucial to develop the leadership skills in students. “When students become more confident, they improve their academic and social skills, increasing the likelihood of continuing their education and becoming leaders,” said Sunil.

According to a recent research at Harvard University, 85 per cent of a leader’s performance depends on his / her personal character.

Harold R. Mcalindon said “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

Develop yourself

The passion for leadership does not help anyone to achieve the target. To fulfill the dream, a person has to do following things:

  • Be confident and work hard
  • Inculcate reading habit
  • Interact with lot of people


Students from 15 colleges attended this online session.

The goal of Online Gurukul is to assist and empower needy students. The classes are being transmitted through Amrita University's award winning E-Learning platform - A-VIEW (Amrita Virtual Interactive E-Learning World).