Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Scripting a turnaround

The pleasant personality and soft voice are misleading. IPS officer DP Singh is the Additional Superintendent of Police (industries), 24 Parganas, West Bengal.

A tall, fair and handsome man, he doesn’t speak too much. But he can charm the birds out of the trees. An average student in school, he worked hard for four years to get through the UPSC examination. He scored 59 per cent marks in his Intermediate, but went on to script a remarkable turnaround.

“I am not the only one,” he says. “There must be many who have achieved success in life despite not performing too well in school and college exams. On my part, I was always confident that I would be able to overcome obstacles.”

Singh says he was inspired by the example set by his seniors at Sainik School, Lucknow. “Many of them did not do particularly well in their class 12 exams and yet broke into the IITs and the National Defence Academy,” he says. “I think the trick lies in planning systematically and pursuing one’s goals single-mindedly.”

Once you are in the field, says Singh, success depends on how quickly you can think on your feet and take decisions. “Professional success has little to do with mugging up for exams,” he adds. If proof were needed, look no further than DP Singh.

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Source :
IIPM Editorial, 2009

An IIPM and Professor Arindam Chaudhuri (Renowned Management Guru and Economist) Initiative

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