Michael Smith, business author from the UK, addressed 70 MBA students and 70 computer engineering students, at the Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), India, on 10 February. He was the guest in Chandigarh of Dr Ramandeep Saini, Head of International Relations and Associated Professor at the CGC Landran campus of 13,000 students, which was founded in 2001. CGC reports:
In an inspiring and insightful session organised at CGC Landran, Michael Smith, former Head of Business Programmes, Initiatives of Change, UK, delivered a lecture on 'Pillars of Trust and Integrity—Encouraging Social and Ethical Values in Business and Entrepreneurship.' Defining integrity, cooperation, stewardship, purpose and sustainability as five pillars of trust, he cited case studies to highlight their importance and applicability in businesses. He also urged the students to do silent introspection and keep working towards self-realization to make more conscience-based decisions which, going forward, will help them become efficient business leaders.