Learning with "Chak De India"


By

Ratensh Kumar Srivastava
MBA (2007-09)
Rakshpal Bahadur Management Institute
Bareilly
 


The movie "chak de India" released in the history of bollywood, under the banner of yash raj films  and directed by shimmit ammin, Written by Jaideep Sahni, starring Shahrukh Khan and a bunch of endearing young women, made an entry in the books of management and attracted the world of management professionals .

As it is not often that movies offer more than entertainment, ever so often there comes a film which can make a deep impact and teach us a few things. If we imagine like a manager of an organization we find the practical example of team building approach, motivation, leadership and winning attitude

The king of the Indian film industries SHAHRUKH KHAN is playing Kabir khan the lead role as coach of Indian women's hockey team. The movie is around that How the Impossible is made Possible, means winning women's hockey world cup for India.

The story commences with India losing a final to Pakistan in the men's world cup due to the captain Kabir Khan missing a penalty and then facing the ire of the media and the public. With allegations of being a Pakistan supporter Kabir Khan leaves his locality and goes into obscurity, for 7 years. A bunch of bureaucratic never-been-on-the-field administrators of the hockey association are sitting over the coach's job for the Indian Women's Hockey team and Kabir Khan takes up the job.

LESSONS FROM MOVIE

1- MAKING IMPOSSIBLE THE POSSIBLE

Take a look on one statement "Jo ho nahi sakta wohi to krna hai" in the movie. As winning world cup for Indian women's hockey is like ipposible. But kabir khan takes it as a challenge and conveys his vision to the team members though he is opposed by many but he is sure what he is doing.

2- TEAMING THE SUCCESS STORY

it could be observed that neither player nor the administrator were sure of playing and winning the game but kabir khan stimulated this zeal and developed enthusiasm to win not as individual but as a team.

Great amount of attention has been paid to the players, the diversity in culture, their language and team dynamics. As it is very compulsory because first the diversity should be converted in the single identity. That kabir khan tried by saying "say India" "we the Indian" rather than telling the name of state.

- Espirit - de - corps.

- Developing we feeling.

- Priority to common goal.

3- LEADERSHIP STYLE

In the begigining he used the policy of negative motivation by firing and suspending the players who were not giving the desired behaviour, than he tries to come close to them to provide positive motivation and tries to develop acceptance for him. It is true that a leader could be successful if he/she is accepted by the followers.

4- TAKING THE CHALLENGE AS AN OPPORTUNITY

In the movie kabir khan was selected as a coach of Indian women's hockey team which has to play in word cup.  Because it was already declared as impossible. This he takes an opportunity to answer Indian viewers against the blames which were made on him and with that he tried to prove that under his guidance things could be possible.

5- DREAM BIG AND DEFINE THE GOAL

When kabir khan take the challenge for word cup his total concern was on word cup. It may have seemed unrealistic or even improbable, but then that's what dreams are. Dreaming is about imagining a different future. In the case of kabir,he not only dreamt big but also put in place a strategy to make that a reality. Another name for Dream is Vision. To make things happen the way we want, we have to envision the future, and paint a picture in front of the others of what we want to achieve.

6- BE DETERMINED IN FACE OF OPPOSITION.

This comes many times but when the team was playing against Russia kabir know that Russians was playing roughly against every team and injured players but still he was determined and made a strategy against team n rejult of this is Indian team won the match. It is true that problem makes us strong and determined.

Sometime winning is everything.

7. IDENTIFY COMPETENCIES AND UTILIZING

in the movie Bindiya Nayer is only a player who know how to play against Russian team  that's why Kabir meet him personally and  motivate her to come and play and she does the same.

8. LEADERSHIP IS ALL ABOUT SPELLING CLARITY IN CHOICES: choies that clarify vision, values, expectation and optimize strength, resources opportunities and challegene. In the movie we can observe that mr. kabir khan is having the idea of all the mentioned issues.

9. COMMITMENT: it is the committed endeavour of committed team that brings fruition to the powerful seeds of individual creativity. The essenceof leadership with his followers lies in the purpose that holds them together.

10. CREDIBILITY: a leader to effective has to demonstrate high levels of technical expertise. The power drawn from expertise sources makes a leader much more acceptable to his folks.
 


Ratensh Kumar Srivastava
MBA (2007-09)
Rakshpal Bahadur Management Institute
Bareilly
 

Source: E-mail October 28, 2007

 

       

 

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