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Anand Kumar M

Anand Kumar M

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Thomson Reuters, Hyderabad
Ensuring success
I listed few points which I personally do, though it won’t end with this list • Identify my personal and career goals • Always thinking from my supervisor's place • Keeping my boss always appraised on what I do • Doing a self review of my plan with a trusted person, at regular intervals • Regularly meeting my supervisor to understand the expectations • Sharing of ideas for motivating and training my team • being open for suggestions, feedback, and comments • Accepting challenging tasks • Continuous learning about trends, regardless of industry • Able to view and apply what is learnt • Solving any challenges in Innovative and creative approach, when applicable • Try new assignments with new skills • Marketing my contribution and findings • Professional and personal Networking • Always be flexible to environment
Thoughts on Education system of our country
When I look at education system, I don’t want to say it’s only about going to school and learning; it’s much more than that - “Always a good start is required” to achieve anything in life. Human brain would grow to its 25 % by age of 3 years. Lot of kids gets less attention in their first 3 years from parents, who are the first teachers. They lack this knowledge and always be in assumption education is from School. Earlier education system in schools is all about teaching you “what and how” but never ever provided guide to think “why”. But now the trend is changing – thanks to Google and Wikipedia. Now the policies and norms have to focus on what percentage of people are benefited with this. Government / schools should bring a revolutionary change to this approach, so that at least next generation would say “India is a developed” country. It ‘s a collective effort which start from everyone’s home and kid.
Important decision
Important decisions I made is turning a sentence to career mantra - “Never say No, without attempting to the challenge”. Regarding a task I said “It can’t be done, as it looks impossible” when my first boss asked me to work on it. Later when I attempted to work on it, it took me a stretch of 13 hours to achieve it. I enjoyed that moment where I lost track of time, and it earned me a life time learning and recognisation in my first job. I was a very shy, with no soft skills like presentation, communication, interaction; I’ve given lot of effort on these by understanding the importance of it along with work.
Initiative to develop a country
Before we talk about what we to do, let’s look at - Population Vs Facilities - Beneficiary schemes Vs Scandals - Encouragement Vs Recognize - Security Vs Terrorism - Politics Vs Dynamic & strategic leadership - Social equality - Education - Employment There are many points which I would like to talk, for now I would be interested to share my view about couple of points Social equity: We do exact opposite to the meaning Wikipedia publishe. And many people at office, roads, home, politics just exploit it for own benefits, and they teach it to kids. Many preach “we all are one, blood is red” but they never follow it from heart. As a citizen why don’t we treat others equally as we do respect our family. As an professionals we need to be unite and work on burning social issues, share ideas, opinions to eradicate it from roots, expose and educate the public about good and bad – before we do any other effort to say “developed country”
My family background
My father use to do pulses trading and irrigation pipes manufacturing business and Mother is a home maker. I grew up at my uncle’s place. I’m married to my best friend Mitul; She’s a Bengali and I’m Telugu. Both of our cultures are different in all the ways starting from food to living style but it never made us feel different. Whenever I read Chetan bhagat’s “Two states” it reminds me my past before marriage. She’s my support and priority in my life. We are blessed with Ahaan in 2011, very naughty and mischievous. I and my wife want to provide him the best what we are capable with, along with a good character.
Couple of years from now
I want to contribute as much as I can to my company for the current position I'm in. Once I mastered in the role, I see myself to move on management ladder. I enjoy supporting my team members, and strive to set a good example for others. My first goal will be to meet or exceed expectations laid on me in the current position.
My achievements
Along with awards & recognization received for my best performance in various organizations, happiest deeds which I consider as achievements are about the mentoring I gave to my teams and team members; Most of the time I tell my team “Attitude” is the key of success. I feel proud when they called me and thanked.
Brief description about me
I earned Masters degree from IGNOU, for computer applications; Before that I did my graduation in economics, commerce and computer applications; My 13+ years of career stareted with “Instruction Desgining” team. Later moved on to different fields like – designing, graphics, engineering, testing, management and training. I worked with versatile teams, team size [2-70] , products, industries. Most of my career is expertised into requirement analysis, project management and client coordination, and training. Right now I’m working as a delivery manager for couple of US products which aids CAs, based on government norms. At free time I enjoy reading books of my favourite author “Edward de bono”; Favourite pass time is painting & sketching.
Degree that I recommend
- CSM - PMI-ACP - ITIL - PMP But on top of anything, practical knowledge and implication is worthy.
Important lesson learned
- Never carry Ego - Always be flexible to adapt to new things - Open for feedback - Be down to earth - Maintain personal and Professional different
My strongest skill
- Software project management - Business Analysis - Cross functional team leadership - Client coordination - People management - Leadership development - Client representation
Influenced by
Pradeep Krishnatray [Dean at Mudra Institute of Communications Research] - Is my first manager who taught me professionalism Bhulakshmi - My Lead: Who taught me life, and life style
My role model
Nick Vujicic - Attitude is Altitude: Nicholas James "Nick" Vujicic (born 4 December 1982) is a Serbian Australian evangelist and motivational speaker born with tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by the absence of all four limbs. As a child, he struggled mentally and emotionally as well as physically, but eventually came to terms with his disability and, at the age of seventeen, started his own non-profit organization, Life Without Limits. Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope and finding meaning in life. He also speaks about his belief that God can use any willing heart to do his work and that God is big enough to overcome any and all disabilities.
Qualities needed to become a successful leader
I feel below qualities are required - Integrity - Courage - humble - Focus - Strategic Planning - Cooperation - Collaboration
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