Dinesh leads... AGAIN!

Dinesh Gajendran from Vellore has yet again proved his mettle and paved the way for youth leadership.

He was selected to represent Government of India's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in 4th SAARC Youth Camp held at Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Youth Development (RJNIYD) organised by RJNIYD and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of India, SAARC secreteriat on 11th to 15th Feb 2013.

Theme for the 4th SAARC Youth Camp was "Develop Youth as Ambassador for Global partnership and development."


37 youth delegates representing their respective Youth Ministries from South Asian Association for Regional Coopoeration (SAARC) countries participated in this camp. Dinesh got the opportunity to represent India and presented the youth policy and chaired the Declaration committee and presented the outcome documents on the final day

During this camp, all the countries youth policy were presented and discussed and meetings were organized with various stake holders, policy makers, chief ministers to discuss youth empowerment. 

Our best wishes to Dinesh to continue being a voice for the Indian youth.

Great Leadership Quotes

1. "The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
2. "Life is a series of experiences, each of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grief's which we endure help us in our marching onward."
Henry Ford (1863-1947)
3. "Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless."
Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
4. "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: It is the courage to continue that counts."
Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
5. "A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination."
Nelson Mandela (1918 - )
6. "Leaders aren't born, they are made. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal which is worthwhile."
Vince Lombardi (1913-1970)
7. "Worry is the interest paid by those who borrow trouble."
George Washington (1732-1799)
8. "We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face...we must do that which we think we cannot."
Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
9. "A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes."
Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)
10. "The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth."
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
11. "Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort."
Franklin Roosevelt (1882-1945)
12. "Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate."
Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965)
13. "I believe the unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality."
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968)
14. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experiences of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved."
Helen Keller (1880-1968)
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Youth Leadership

Leadership has been called the most studied and least understood topic of any in the social sciences. Leadership is the process of providing direction, energizing others, and obtaining their voluntary commitment to the leader's vision. A leader creates a vision and goals and influences others to share that vision and work toward the goals. Leaders are thus concerned with bridging about change and motivating others to support that vision to change. As scholars state, "management involves coping with complexity, while leadership is about coping with change."

Regardless of their age, leaders exercise power and effective leaders know how to use it wisely. The types of power used by a young leader reveal a great deal about why others follow that child. One of the most useful frameworks for understanding the power of leaders was developed by John French and Bertram Raven. They identified five types of power: legitimate, reward, coercive, referent and expert power.

As today's world pace speeds up, the leadership styles applied during the previous century, or even twenty years ago, differ substantially from the ones needed to be applied today or in 2020. To illustrate this, consider the young members of a school baseball team who if unwilling and unable to perform, the school coach will then definitely have to follow the autocratic leadership style. As long, though, as the coach applies appropriate motivation and training techniques, the young subordinates gradually become willing and able. Hence the situation is changing. This denotes that the leadership should also evolve from the autocratic towards the democratic style. In a few words the leadership style should "comply" with the evolution of the outstanding situation.

International Youth Forum


Re: Call for participation from the Asia Region

Dear All,

Call for participation to the International Youth Forum - Mauritius 2013.

The National Youth Council of Mauritius (NYC) is organising an International Youth Forum (IYF) in October this year. The IYF is an 8-day event whereby issues such as – leadership, politics, unemployment, social work, volunteerism, environment, culture and tradition will be discussed. This event will enable the 200 best youth leaders from around the world to meet and interact on the same platform.

Please note that free accommodation in hotels, meals and inland transfers will be provided to all participants during the whole duration of the workshop.

Hurry up and apply now. Deadline: 30th March 2013.

Please convey same to youngsters and youth groups you believe would be interested.

P.S. Mr. Domun Rabbani (see in the receivers' list above) is the person responsible for Asia Region. Please keep in touch with him for any query.

Best regards,
Ritesh D. Gujadhur

What emerging leaders do differently?!

Source: Harvard Business Review
How will the next generation of leaders shape business? What are their values, and how are they prioritizing the challenges and opportunities before them? Harvard Business Review reported of a survey of 500 students from top U.S. Business Schools wehereby 80% of MBA students surveyed believe that this generation views leadership differently from previous generations.

Young leaders are helping to drive the convergence of the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Majority of them have worked in all 3 sectors and borrowing best practices from all three, young leaders hope to combine their diverse interests to create meaningful impact.

This generation values global work experience, whether that means taking a job at a multinational, working abroad for an NGO, or starting their own venture overseas. Survey respondents had already worked, on average, in three countries, and expected to work in four to five more within ten years of graduating from business school.

Young leaders value the strength of alternate perspectives. 92% agree that increased workplace diversity can lead to better business outcomes—especially diversity in gender, professional experience, and functional expertise. 


Source: Harvard Business Review
This generation realizes that they will never eliminate the trade-offs inherent in the traditional approach to sustainability unless they can find long-term solutions that benefit entire populations, not just wealthy niches. 64% agreed that the majority of corporations will support environmental sustainability and alternative energy over the next twenty years.

Young leaders are self-taught technology experts. Of today's promising technologies, tomorrow's leaders are banking most on the power of mobile: a plurality of today's young leaders see mobile as the critical business technology (40.6%), versus cloud computing (12.5%), social media (10.8%), clean energy (9.8%), and business analytics (9.4%).

Young leaders are embracing new ways of learning. After all, they're preparing themselves for jobs that probably haven't been invented yet. Perhaps that's why survey respondents cited intellectual challenge as the most important reason for choosing a job—significantly more important than compensation or prestige.




Coutesy: Harvard Business Review

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