5 ways a Development Leadership & Management course can teach you more than business

Friday, February 15, 2019, 12:11

Development Leadership & Management is the beginning of making conscious, responsible and professional leaders who aim to bring change in the society.

This may sound like science fiction, but worldwide scientists have declared that we are at the edge of the Sixth Mass Extinction (a massive die-off of all life forms across the planet). There have been five others since the beginning of our planet, but this one is different as the credit goes to us. Be it dumping of plastic in oceans or massive concrete infrastructure or the nuclear bomb tests; the human impact in the name of development need to be blamed.

Since the Industrial Revolution, this so-called 'Development' has been misguided by different practices of numerous 'Management' principles.

Till date, the majority of us haven't cared too much about this sort of thing. Yet bringing about a change in how the modern world looks at 'Development' and the new approach to 'Manage' it can help the planet in conserving and reshaping the limited resources that Earth is left with.

Kate Raworth, eminent economist and author of famous Doughnut Economics has strengthened this thought in her book by raising the need for a far bigger goal (meeting the human rights of every person within the means of our life-giving planet) beyond GDP or national output as the primary measure of progress in the 21st century.

While the social sector is tirelessly working to address the issues across the world and some remarkable work has happened in Indian social sector in the last 40-50 years, there are very few organizations that have done some of these things-

Start looking at systems thinking lens rather than in silos.

Become household names by telling stories of the impact created to inspire the youth.

Scale the impact of work from smaller to larger population sets.

Move from being founder-led to professionally-led organizations.

With this approach, social purpose organizations can ensure the sustainability of their work, the impact, and the organization.

The modern world demands for professionals and leaders who are passionate, ethical, understand development and the values behind it, are able to build world-class social organizations and bring change in the society.

If you are excited about filling in the gaps and wish to participate in building world-class social organisations, then you should opt for the path of Development Leadership & Management.