KB 49 Leadership In Turbulence

KNOWLEDGE BEANS a human resource newsletter issue no 49 | august 2012 TÊTE-À -TÊTE

THE CONNOISSEUR’S ORATE Vinita Chopra, Strategic Communication and English Trainer shares her views

ATYAASAA CASE STUDY ‘A call for wise leadership’

Helal Mukhles Alam, Chairman, HSPP Consultants and Aerolex (UK) Ltd. enlightens us


1. What is wisdom according to you and how is it important in handling turbulence? Personally, I feel wisdom is a virtue built on the foundation of ‘God gifted ability’ to understand the world around us – material or abstract - and to use these abilities to put value against each judgment or action that we may take or lead other people to take. Knowledge is a precondition to wisdom but is not sufficient: all knowledgeable people are not wise but all wise people are knowledgeable - at least in fields that they are engaged in. In 37 years of my business career I have confronted turbulence a few times. One was inflicted early on in my career by a life crippling heart attack of my father. Wisdom (or probably the lack of it) could not save the business. But the experience made me wiser. I learnt to always make provisions for uncertainties both internal and/or external. I was therefore prepared to confront the recession of the early 90s, after effect of Nine-Eleven and even


HelalMukhlesAlam Helal Mukhles Alam was born to a business family in Bangladesh. After finishing his Masters in Economics from University of Dhaka he joined his father’s Raw Jute Export business and soon expanded to international recruitment, airline,general sales agent and freight forwarding.He is now the Chairman at HSPP Groupwhich owns Aerolex (UK) Ltd in England.The group also holds HSPP (Consultants) Ltd., Bels Security Systems, Meet & Greet Services, and as JV partner

with a Swedish FMCG company holds shares in Hellenic International Ltd. Helal was the foundershareholderofWilsonLogisticsBangladeshLtd.andManagingDirectorof the MNC since inception and saw a couple of M&As in the global organization.He has also played the pivotal role of Director Sales at the ABC Air Limited.His rich leadership experience andmanaging techniques make him the quintessential wise leader.



Neha Agrawal , Associate Consultant, Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited, has completed her MBA in Human Resources and Marketing, graduation in Homoeopathic Medicine, along withMS in Counselling Psychology. She has the right mix of understanding the human mind and body, while applying the knowledge to improve workplace behaviour and contributing to organizational effectiveness. She enjoys reading, sketching and travelling. Her wonderful interpersonal skills and experience in the field of psychology help strengthen quality relations. She is highly passionate about learning, teaching, and painting. Shruthi Shanker , Associate Consultant, Atyaasaa Consulting Private Limited, has completed her post graduation in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, graduate program in Psychological studies, Australia along with a Masters in Industrial Psychology.

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