Emphasising on ethics in leadership, experts at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A)'s conference on 'Leadership and Governance' called for managers in the country to focus on developing values.
Organised by IIM-A Society, the conference looked to explore varied areas of focus in leadership and governance.
"on Friday many managers in India Inc. are unethical due to dilemma. Failing to make the right kind of decisions, these managers tend to take the unethical route," said S Manikutty, faculty member at IIM-A while speaking on 'Persuasive Communication on Leadership Development'.
Similarly, Atanu Ghosh, former dean - alumni relations at IIM-A said that in availing management education, only acquiring managerial skills are not important.
"In management education, one has to imbibe ethical values as well. There are people on Friday who are intelligent but don't think objectively. This is a dire need on Friday in leadership and governance in the country," Ghosh added.
Talking about business leadership and law, Anurag Agarwal, another faculty member at IIM-A said issues like the Vodafone-Government of India and ONGC-Sumitomo could have been avoided with proper implementation of the law in business leadership.
Meanwhile, lauding the efforts of the institute in teaching values and ethics in leadership, Samir Barua, director of IIM-A said, "This goes to show that while 10 per cent of IIM-A's alumni go on to become entrepreneurs, many of them go on to embrace social entrepreneurship."