If there's any Indian political leader who is keenly heard and has earned global fame in a better sense, it absolutely has to be the 16th Prime Minister Narendra Modi. When PM Modi is on stage, his words create an aura that no patriotic ears can afford to ignore.
Prime Minister Modi's way of communicating things and putting his words forward has always inspired youth to aim high. Something similar happened when Shri Modi addressed the plenary session at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. And while I was stare-watching the highlights of the session, I learned some leadership lessons from his speech that are helpful for young leaders and who want to be one.
Have a look!
#1 The first thing first; always think big and evolve accordingly.
Modi Ji always encourages Indian citizens, especially, youth to never dream small. In his speech, he pointed out that the world has evolved enormously in past 20 years and there still remains a vast scope.
"Harry Potter was an unheard name; tweeting was done only by birds and Amazon referred to dense forests in 1997," - PM Narendra Modi
#2 Detail and present your vision with compassion.
When PM Modi shares his course of action or what he plans to do next, he doesn't merely say it with the words, but he makes sure to convey the whole vision of doing things, what he wants to achieve and what impact it'll put.
"Investing in India, traveling in India and manufacturing in India has become much easier. We have pledged to end license raj; we are removing red tape and laying out the red carpet."
#3 Care for your people, treat them equally and keep them united.
In my lifetime, where I have seen five different Prime Ministers of India, I don't remember any other name than Narendra Modi who could've managed to get the support of majority better than him. During the session, Modi said; "India has always believed in values of integration and unity."
"We took the resolution for the development of everyone and not just a specific group. The motto of my government is 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'."
#4 Change yourself with time.
It is one of the most important lessons to learn from Modi and his speech at World Economic Forum in 2018. You cannot resist change for a long time; it's always better to follow the simple mantra, 'Reform, Perform And Transform'.
"Terrorism is dangerous, but worse is when people say there is a difference between 'good' and 'bad' terror. It is painful to see some youngsters getting radicalized."
#5 Be open when it comes to addressing issues.
Terrorism, climate change, and issues of peace, security & stability have come out as severe challenges in front of every nation. It shows PM Modi's concern on not just India's problems but the worldly problems too.
#6 Keep improving your knowledge of the subject and read more.
To be able to explain anything, you need to have the sound knowledge of the subject. Modi Ji has always quoted the great philosophers in his various speeches, and this time, it was Nobel Prize-winning poet, Rabindranath Tagore's turn as Modi compared his words to Indian culture and said:
"Tagore had written of 'heaven of freedom where narrow walls do not divide the world.' India will always be a unifying and harmonizing force."
#7 End conversations on good notes.
PM Narendra Modi concluded his speech on a positive, inviting note when he said:
"If you want wellness with wealth, come to India. If you want health and wholeness of life, come to India. If you want prosperity and peace, come to India. You are always welcome."
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