Manohar Devadoss’s Madurai

Earlier this afternoon, while cleaning out some old stuff, I came across a limited edition print (one of 20) about a scene from Madurai, titled “Hay layden bullock cart near Madurai” and a few postcards. I have now spent the rest of the afternoon reminiscing and reading the news about the Padma Shri award conferred on the author, Manohar Devadoss, by the Indian Government.

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The Loss of a Leader and a Friend: Dean of CEG, Dr. E. Natarajan

“Sometimes the people whom we’ve know for only a short amount of time have a bigger impact on us than those we’ve known forever.” – Maya Angelou

I have known Prof. Natarajan only since the end of May 2020.  He had just been appointed the Dean of the College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG) earlier that month. The CEG alumni had compiled the results of a student survey and wanted his permission to share it with the students and alumni.  

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Leaders are flexible

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When I answered a leadership questionnaire to determine what my primary leadership style is, I was not surprised by the discovery. The result said my leadership style is Coaching.  This is good because I currently do a lot of coaching and mentoring.  But I am also very much aware that leadership style is highly situational. How many of you are aware of the theory of Situational Leadership?  

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