Where leaders train leaders
How does a US$ 4 billion global software company groom leaders? By implementing a tiered mentoring and leadership program. Workforce.com reports how Infosys manages a leadership development program at the Infosys Leadership Institute, Mysore.
Infosys identifies leaders and segregates them into three tiers based on work experience. Each tier of leaders is mentored by a tier of senior colleagues. A leadership index assesses the performance of participants and their ability to share learning with others.
In addition, Infosys is investing in its training infrastructure. Hindubusinessonline.com reports how Infosys is focusing on talent development at the Global Education Center to be commissioned in Mysore. The Center will be the largest corporate investment in educational infrastructure in India and one of the largest globally. The Rs. 1,650 crore center will have over 500 faculty rooms and 10,300 residential rooms, enabling Infosys to train 13,000 graduates simultaneously. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman and Chief Mentor, Infosys, stated, "The scale of investment is a testimony to our willingness to invest in future business needs."
The Global Education Center at Mysore also provides infrastructure support to bring best-in-class engineering teaching methodology and professors to India. Mr. Murthy and Gururaj 'Desh' Deshpande, founder of Sycamore Networks Inc., in association with the Indo US Collaboration for Engineering Education (IUCEE) and the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) have established the Summer Leadership Institute (SLI), a teaching program that disseminates engineering education and research. Livemint.com reports how SLI conducts workshops for teachers in engineering colleges across India by professors in the United States via Edusat, an education satellite of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
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