Our country – India is a land of great personalities. Among them is The Great King – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. He is known as ‘The Father of the Indian Navy.

Many institutes in the world consider him as a ‘Management Guru.’

There are many inspiring lessons one can learn from his life and implement them for success in personal and professional life. I have noted down few lessons to be learned from his life :

  1. Respect
  • Respect for self;
  • Respect for parents;
  • Respect for teachers;
  • Respect for mentors;
  • Respect for women:
  • Respect for people working for you and working with you;
  • Respect for everyone.

2. Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional intelligence helps to understand, use, and manage emotions in positive ways to relieve stress;
  • It helps to communicate effectively
  • It helps in empathizing with others;
  • It helps to maintain personal as well as professional relationships;
  • It helps in handling any situation effectively;
  • It helps in overcoming challenges.

3. Positive Attitude

  • Attitude plays a major role in success; 
  • A positive attitude helps in seeing opportunity even in adversity;
  • It helps to be optimistic;
  • It helps to learn from every event and situation of life;
  • It helps to develop a ‘ never give up attitude.
  • It helps to develop an’ I can’ attitude.

4. Self-confidence

  • Self-confidence helps to face any situation in life;
  • Continuous practicing can help in developing it;
  • One can develop it by learning new lessons and then implementing them.

5. Analytical abilities

  • It helps in analyzing self – knowing strengths and weaknesses (SWOT).
  • It helps in understanding the situations and people involved, from a broader perspective.

6. Be a good learner

  • It helps to improve skills;
  • It helps to enhance knowledge;
  • It helps to learn new things;
  • It helps to keep up with times;
  • It helps in improving skills;
  • It helps in developing new skills.

7. Good communication skills

  • Good communication skills help to listen to what others have to say;
  • It helps in reading between the lines;
  • It helps in developing and understanding verbal ( listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as non-verbal ( body language, tone, facial expressions, eye contact ) communications;
  • It helps in communicating assertively;
  • It helps in developing good negotiation skills.

8. Planning

  • Setting goals:
  • Prioritizing them;
  • Implement the lessons learned to achieve those goals.

9. Dedication 

  • It helps to be committed to achieving goals;
  • t helps to overcome all the problems/issues/challenges;
  • It refrains from giving excuses.
A follower of Great King – Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj

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