Lessons For Event Managers : By Sachin Tendulkar

India is the land of a billion sparks, aptly quoted by Chetan Bhagat. Beneath these sparkling minds is a brilliance that cannot be kept hidden under the shades of space or time.sachin tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar is an Indian icon who has defied all the rules to become arguably the worlds greatest batsmen ! His amazing feats in the field of cricket clubbed with profound humility of character makes him a national pride for India.

In the event of the Master Blasters retirement from the cricketing world, the hearts of many have broken. Yet this larger than life sportsman gives us many things to remember.

As event managers, we can learn much from Sachin Tendulkar. Some of Sachin Tendulkars outstanding qualities which make him a model for us are

1)  Commitment :

Sachin Tendulkar taught us great lessons in commitment. Every game has its own methodology and difficulties and Sachin has proven his mettle in paving way through different pitches and in hostile situations.

To the Event Manger : Event Managers must realize that every event bring up its own challenges. The perseverance and the commitment should be our mantra at the time of crisis. Imagine how Sachin survived the famous sand storm at Sharja and showed how to handle pain of his tennis elbow by scoring 248 at Australia without even a single off drive. In short success doesn’t comes with a short cut catalog, we need to stay focused and committed to the profession.

2) Professionalism :

Sachin Tendulkar is a staunch believer in playing the game neat and clean. Has his name ever been involved in a scandal? Never! Sachin’s reputation is built on honesty and unquestionable professionalism. Imagine the level of media attention Sachin managed over the last 20 odd years. The way Sachin managed the fame and the focus he had shown to stay in the game is a grat learning for the generations to follow.

To the Event Manager : To stay in the path of professionalism, event manager has to overcome endless hurdles and be in the game from the beginning to the very end. From the initial planning to the final execution there will be countless elements which will distract the attention. Approach each event with a perfect game plan and flawless execution will make you invincible.

3)  Perfectionism :

The beauty of life is to excel greatly. Sachin Tendulkar has sharpened his cricketing skills to near-perfectionism with endless hours of coaching and practice. His drive to deliver the perfect blow is an internal motivator.

To the Event Manager : Every event manager should constantly strive to perfect his designs, thoughts and actions. The hunger for perfection should be the driving force to create better events.

4) Respect :

Untouched by jealousy or the hand of fame, Sachin Tendulkar has shown great respect to his superiors and juniors. The level head attitude of Sachin Tendulakar has won hearts through not taking sides and giving respect to each individual in the team.

To the Event Manager : Event managers work with people from different walks of life. Understanding the creative space required for each individual associated with him is essential for development.

5) Humility :

Sachin Tendulkars humility has always pushed him to greatness. Sachin never shied away from displaying courtesy and the thankfulness to his Gurus and almighty. Sachin’s display of humility is a practice that has helped him rise in his career.

To the Event Manager : Humility to an event manager would mean accepting and learning from mistakes, not taking criticism personally and always spreading a culture of virtue among his co-workers.

6) Team Work :

Sachin Tendulkar was a great motivator for his team. Sachin always carry the synergy and the sense of team work through out his career. He always appreciates a good individual performance and provide the essential support to any team mate whenever required.

To the Event Manager : Perhaps this is the most important quality of the lot! Without a team, an event manager won’t be able to find perfect results. Motivating and nurturing a team is essential in order to be a good event manager.

7) Integrity :

Creating core values is an important is an important element in driving individuals to success. A superior thought process is most essential in both sport and event management.  Integrity is therefore essential to bring out the best in any individual and one can learn this from the Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar.

In many ways, Sachin has inspired us to lead a better life. His professionalism is a model which we all try to inculcate into our lives.

Summing up the batsmans dream exit in the words of Mathew Hayden : I have seen God. He bats at No. 4 for India.

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