There is a saying that businesses don’t create value, its people that do. We are ready to welcome the new batch of Cadila Young Leaders and with that focus on the future. As the young leaders start their careers and face new challenges of corporate life, our leaders Mr A. Thiru, Mr Suresh Gupta, Dr Manjul Joshipura, Mr Mahidhwaj Sisodia and Mr V. K. Singh share guidance on what they should focus on as budding professionals.
Trust first, unless proven wrong, at least once. For any culture, community or team to thrive there needs to be trust. Trust in your teammates and organisation will help you do more as a professional. Everyone across the globe is looking at the younger generation as the champions of change. The best bit is that the gen next is driven by integrity and self-governance, and not just by compensation, designation or any external stimuli. I am happy to see how every young leader in Cadila is aligned to the larger purpose of our organisation. They want to be remembered for good, for making an impact, not only within the organisation but also the society at large.
As the young leaders move forward in their journey I would like to share with them a quote from, Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi – “Many people, especially ignorant people, want to punish you for speaking the truth, for being correct, for being you. Never apologize for being correct, or for being years ahead of your time. If you’re right and you know it, speak your mind. Speak your mind. Even if you are a minority of one, the truth is still the truth.”
So never apologise for being right and for speaking the truth.
When we start any career we are eager to prove ourselves. We take up new assignments and do more, but at times as we grow in our careers we start focusing on individual performance more. This might bring you success in the short run but in the long run, as a leader you need to focus on looking at the bigger picture. This requires more strength and skills. This also requires you to look beyond individual targets and that is not an easy task. You will have to constantly work hard, go beyond your assigned tasks and help your teammates achieve success.
We at Cadila have a vision to deliver quality and affordable medicine to the last man of society. We also have a rich legacy to take inspiration from. We live by our founder chairman Shri I. A. Modi’s vision for Cadila every day. As new Cadilians and young leaders we expect nothing less from you than to become a living example of this vision.
Your professional career should be built on strong ethics and morals. Morals define personal character while ethics stress on the standards or codes that a group of people should live by. For this reason you will be time and again tested on your professional ethics. While your ethics will be dependent on others, your morals will remain the same. Being righteous is a virtue that comes from strong morals.
Morality is an intrinsic drive and so is doing the right thing. Whenever faced by any dilemma, take some time out to listen to yourself, you will always be guided towards doing the right thing. This is something you should not compromise on as a professional or as a person.
As a future member of Cadila leadership team, you will be part of a bigger vision. A vision which is driven through a set of values- Authenticity, Integrity and Responsibility. I constantly encourage our teams to focus on these values. These values are not mutually exclusive of each other. Authenticity makes you trustworthy and genuine, whereas integrity helps you remain reliable and constantly do the right thing. Being authentic and having strong integrity makes you a responsible professional.
As you stick to these values, it will help you take more ownership and accountability of each project that you are a part of. Both of which are great qualities of a good professional. We see each one of you as a future leader at Cadila and help the organization succeed in the next level of growth phase.
‘The care continues…’ is a phrase not only meant for our customers and patients, it is meant for each and every one of you. As professionals no matter what your profile is, it is important for you to ‘Care’. When you Care, it gives you a purpose and helps you grow as a professional. It is important to care for your family, colleagues, team, goals and above all, the organisation. You are the future and we all are looking forward to new ideas, fresh approach and innovation from you. Think of this as your Cadila from today. As a part of ‘One Cadila’ we are together responsible for the success of Cadila Pharmaceuticals from this moment forward.
With this, I wish you all the best for your journeys here at Cadila. I look forward to having more open interactions with you and exchanging great ideas for a brighter future.