Airports are fantastic places to have shocked and meet up with some excellent people. For the duration of several situations, I transpire to satisfy number of superstars, politicians, my former colleagues and managers and occasionally I chanced on number of people who are linked with me on Social networking, including LinkedIn and Facebook. That day while I used to be touring from Pune to Delhi by Spicejet (SG 184), I occurred to meet Mihir Jaitley – the CEO of a leading multi-billion USD Automobile Conglomerate. Previously I’d met Mihir all through handful of NHRDN as well as other Management seminars and conclaves. Even so, getting a chance to talk with somebody, that’s as influential and productive businessman, as Mihir within a 1-on-one particular discussion at an airport is an extremely distinctive encounter than asking them a question in the course of Management conclaves. I was not very confident if I should really go and say, “Hi there” to him or simply just Allow this opportunity go. Missing this kind of an opportunity would’ve been incredibly idiotic on my aspect. So, I gathered all my bravery and walked in direction of him.
“Howdy Sir, I’m Sanjeev. I have read you and met you during couple leadership conclaves. Last, I listened to you were being in NHRDN conclave in Mumbai for the duration of 2014”, I mentioned.
We lifted our arms for a warm handshake.
“Hey, Sanjeev, it is sweet Conference you. How have you been”, he questioned.
“I’m very good, Sir. Thanks. It really is very nice to determine you below”, I responded.
“Sir, you may have distinctive Tips about how HR can lead to The expansion of a corporation. Very special from other organization leaders”, I continued.
“Thank you, Sanjeev. What do you need to do?” he enquired.
“Sir, I get the job done as Independent Administration Consultant for last one.five several years. I aid start off-up ventures; smaller and mid-dimensions corporations in starting HR Processes & Methods, along with aiding them improve the overall performance in their staff. I also assist corporations in planning and grooming their new administrators and coaching leaders for even larger roles. Prior to this, I have labored for fifteen many years with few businesses throughout India and outside of India”, I gave extensive reply whilst extending my business enterprise card to him.
“That’s incredibly remarkable. I like the phrase which you applied inside your description, “enable”. Consultants Do not give cost-free help. They charge a lot of money”, he replied by using a sarcastic smile on his facial area, while extending his enterprise card.
“Do you’re thinking that just about anything can be carried out to Enhance the accountability of professionals and leaders in an organizational established-up? Have you finished just about anything in Those people strains”, he requested curiously.
As we had been speaking about, Spicejet staff members designed an announcement for boarding the program.
“Sir, bad accountability isn’t a priority of one Corporation or an marketplace. It truly is there in all industries. I think the first challenge is not really with professionals or leaders however the way accountability has long been defined. By definition, it appears like an try and repair the blame for just a failure or crisis in lieu of giving an empowerment to worried leaders to search out an answer. In terms of repairing the blame, many leaders are prone to surge it off”, I gave an empathetic reply.
“Sure, I have assisted handful of businesses in earning their leaders much more accountable. I is going to be glad that may help you too, if I get an opportunity to fulfill you all over again and explain the procedure”, I continued.
“Effectively, I just asked you this outside of curiosity. We have no this kind of difficulty in our organization. Nevertheless, I would like to know more details on it. For following TWO weeks, I are going to be touring out to other workplaces. I will provide you with a get in touch with following that. Let’s fulfill sometime”, I responded.
“Positive Sir. I’ll anticipate Conference you once again. It has been great Conference you”, I told, as I picked my notebook bag to board the plane.
“Similar right here Sanjeev. See you. Bye”, he responded.
I did not get any interaction from Mihir for one thirty day period. And I used to be in this state of confusion and panic. Should I wait or ship a conversation? Need to I connect with him or send an email? He has to be fast paced or else he might have sent some communication. Maybe he just stated that he want to meet, in actual he don’t need to. All right, let me deliver a single email and see if he will react or not. It truly is just an electronic mail.
I despatched a short electronic mail to Mihir, offering him a summary of our meeting and inquiring him if he want to meet to take it further.
To my shock, I obtained a reply from Mihir within a person hour, sent through his apple iphone, informing me that he bear in mind our Conference, even so, he is still traveling and will get again to me right away.