Prof. (Dr.) Md. Sadique Shaikh: Excellence In Instructional Leadership | Iconic Torch Bearer Of 2021
RNTalks: Good morning, Prof. (Dr.) Md. Sadique Shaikh. It’s great to be chatting with you here. Could you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
Dr. Shaikh: I am a Director, Scientist, and international author/Speaker with 72 books, 130 research papers, and 200 conferences talks and presentations. I have qualified in M.S (ES), MBA (HRM), MBA(MM), PGDM, MTech (IT) followed by M.Phil., Doctorate in Management Studies DMS (International Business), and Ph.D.
I am Editor/Reviewer/Chief Editor/OCM and Speaker worldwide in Artificial Intelligence, Information Technology, and Business Management.
I have credentials for 35 National/International Prestigious Awards. My name has been recorded in Guinness World Record, Limca Book, World Book of Records London, Singapore Records Book, Genius World Record as Most Humanoid Activities Undertaken, and other 17 world record books.
My research papers have high citations and I am an Expert Reviewer of Academic Information Exchange Center for Springer-Nature, Elsevier, IEEE. SPICE, CRC Press, etc.
I have been honored in more than 43 National/International awards from world-reputed organizations and agencies.
RNTalks: What are your hobbies that destress you and what do you like to do when you’re not on job?
Dr. Shaikh: Both “Music and Maths” are close to my heart as they are the languages of the universe. I used to listen to melodious Hindi songs and was really passionate about music that works like a time machine.
While I am listening to music each song connects me with past memories. Hence I have a big collection of different headphones and speakers for the same. Music really helps me to relax and reduce stress in my life.
Also, I spent my time with my sons Shadaan and Nameer who are 3 and 6 years old respectively all the while listening to their innocent talks and play.
Here on your platform, I would like to advise people who keep very busy to please give your time to your children, wife, and family too.
I must say forget your past, enjoy every bit of your present, and focus on your future life. Because you get life only once and it’s precious.
So, live what life you want not others, because “Ek Rasta Hain Zindagi jo thamm Gye to Kuch Nahi… Ye Kadam Kisi Mukaam pe Jo Jamm Gye to Kuch Nahi…”.
RNTalks: I absolutely agree with this. We have but one life and should live it KINGSIZE. So. Dr. Shaikh, was there a time you messed up and felt like you’d failed? How did you bounce back then?
Dr. Shaikh: ‘Today’ is my reality. Every day I receive a minimum of 30 emails regarding articles, editorial, research papers, and books publication requests across the world from reputed journals and publishers.
I decide where to send my work to get published. But in past in 2007 after 2 years of my M.Sc when I wrote my first paper on Laser Diode Modelling it was rejected around 50 journals.
But every rejection with recommendation further enhanced my research writing skills how to write and organize my script and then after it was got published from the premium institute of India “Bhabha Atomic Research Center (BARC)” Anushakti Nagar Mumbai, Maharashtra.
If I stopped to “Modify and resend “ process because of low self-confidence or anger or laziness my story might be different. Hence always dare to do what you want with self-belief.
RNTalks: That is so inspiring… normally people find it easy to give up in face of any difficulty but you are different. What are your views on risk-taking? Have you taken risks in life? How did you learn to embrace risk-taking?
Dr. Shaikh: Of course you always must be mentally prepared to accept “Change “ in your life by taking Risks. No one can progress in life if don’t want to take Risk in his/her life. Take risks in life for good opportunities with forecasting and vision along with your alternative plan for action.
Of course, I have taken risks in my life when I enrolled in MBA after my M.Sc and M.Tech many people instructed and suggested to me why I want to switch my fortune from “Technical to Managerial “ when I had sound knowledge and experience in Electronic and Technology, but it was my wish to learn management also.
I am a strong believer in “Interdisciplinary education “ I don’t set boundaries for myself or with my degrees like if I have a degree in physics so my mind only understands and is capable to teach and research in physics only.
I believe that you can learn every subject and work in it because human wisdom is a great thing. Now I received the title “Management Guru “ from one organization.
RNTalks: Tell me about a recent business/professional setback, if any. How did you recover?
Dr. Shaikh: Nowadays I am working to establish my own Management institute for students’ welfare named “AIMSR”.
RNTalks: This is great news… now I want you to think back to five years ago. Did you envision your career as it is today? What are the changes that you can see?
Dr. Shaikh: Yes, it is my routine habit every night to plan my next day. Even days convert like this into months and years. I don’t wish and work for everything, but if I want to do something, I always do it perfectly and not in a hurry. If it needs time, its fine with me.
The same thing happened with my publications. I am not interested in lengthy papers, but Modelling is based on highlighting fresh research ideas and discoveries if those need time publishers will wait but don’t lose quality for other rushes.
RNTalks: True that… patience is the key to success. Is there something that you regret or wish that you could change?
Dr. Shaikh: Might be because of higher education, research, publication, and always busy with work I got disconnected from my several best friends and lost them in the crowd of World. Today when I am thinking about them I have only sweet memories in my mind. I lost them because of my mistake.
RNTalks: What do you wish you had known before taking your first responsible role?
Dr. Shaikh: Just want to live such a life that gives me identity across the globe. Even today few people know me with my face recognition but I desire that they also recognize my name globally.
Of course, we work for money but we equally work to live a life we dream about and create your world identity. Because face will be lost with death but the name shall always remain Alive forever and ever while my researches would be used by world.
Hence I recommend that one should always work for identity building and always when you will search about me I am always on the first page of “Google’s search engine” on many numbers of pages depending on search keywords regarding me.
RNTalks: That is exactly how it should be…Dr. Shaikh, which leadership skills were the most difficult to develop as you evolved professionally?
Dr. Shaikh: I think Situational Leadership is required to adapt globally even in the education system and teach according to IQ levels of students. Somewhere at some point in our lives, everyone encounters a difficult boss.
RNTalks: Can you tell me about a time when you had a difficult boss? How did you handle the situation?
Dr. Shaikh: When people are difficult and have problems understanding me, I don’t change myself. I find it best to resign from that job and search for a fresh job where people love humanity, devotion, and dedication only.
RNTalks: that must be challenging at times…what’s the most important leadership lesson you’ve learned and how has it proven invaluable and helped you grow?
Dr. Shaikh: The world is the most dynamic place to live and only Dynamic personnel will survive in this race those who can adapt to changes happily.
RNTalks: I agree… change is the name of the game. How did you develop the skill of speaking so engagingly in front of groups?
Dr. Shaikh: My public speaking is not to showcase my skills or to highlights my qualities to audiences, but with huge interest, I am at least basis going to give some knowledge and to transfer my skills which fluids me with inner happiness and confidence to speak.
RNTalks: Are you considering a career transition, Dr. Shaikh? What are some other areas that might be a good fit for you?
Dr. Shaikh: I already said I am a strong believer in an “ interdisciplinary approach to education“ and I have a perfect trade-off in Computer science, Information Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Business Management, Human Resource Management, Marketing Management, and Information Business.
RNTalks: One of the greatest gifts you can give yourself is the gift of self-awareness, meaning the ability to see yourself as others view you. How do you think others perceive you?
Dr. Shaikh: Let this be decided by my students, mentors, and faculty. I will accept their opinions as rewards and outcomes of my devotion to the education community and higher research.
RNTalks: Dr. Shaikh, is there a skill you’re currently working to enhance, such as project management, long-term strategic planning, delegating, or public speaking?
Dr. Shaikh: Modelling-based teaching-learning approach. Even models are central to all my researches, research papers, and books.
RNTalks: As a mentor what do you think are the 3 main areas for improvement in today’s education system?
Dr. Shaikh: As I already said Engage in Modelling-based teaching-learning. Allow students for ideas generation with brainstorming and think themselves with appreciate, correct and motivate for their newborn idea. Along with online education also established good physical interaction with students.
RNTalks: From your point of view, what should be the role of technology in the process of education?
Dr. Shaikh: I think we have several ICT tools which are good for the education system but I feel some old is gold is “Role Play and Story Telling “ which gives close understanding with topics to students.
RNTalks: What do you think should be the main goal of a school principal/education?
Dr. Shaikh: Instead of memorizing subjects focus should be to teach them for understanding with real-world applications based on topics what you are teaching.
RNTalks: If you were to characterize a great school principal/mentor with three words, which words would you choose?
Dr. Shaikh: An ideal person with simplicity devoted to the education system.
RNTalks: Dr. Shaikh, do you think that the school principal should teach? If they should, why?
Dr. Shaikh: Can’t answer properly, but every teacher really curious about their students and principals too for their schools.
RNTalks: From your point of view, what should be the relationship between a mentor/principal and the students?
Dr. Shaikh: Being an educator my behavior must remain completely unbiased towards the students. There should be a balance between being friendly and maintaining decorum. We also need to maintain some seriousness to make students available mentally not physically only in the classroom.
RNTalks: As a principal, how would you go about building a relationship of trust and collaboration with staff, parents, and students?
Dr. Shaikh: Maintain transparency in all academic matters.
RNTalks: What experiences have you had in working with RTE/low-income and “at-risk” students? What strategies do you use when working with them to give them an even platform of growth like other privileged students?
Dr. Shaikh: I am also learning them sources of self-employment without disturbing their routine education.
RNTalks: What is your opinion about the new education policies and ever-changing scenarios during COVID time?
Dr. Shaikh: If we are able to motivate virtually to mental attention in online curriculum it will be good, but now it is challenging and we need to brainstorm and work on it.
RNTalks: Share your top 3 innovative ideas that you have implemented in your teaching in the past 2 years during the Pandemic to improve the wellness quotient of your students.
Dr. Shaikh: Modeling, model-based teaching, and self-assignment.
RNTalks: Give one example of your teaching experience where your teaching and interaction with students has changed the direction of at least one life for the better.
Dr. Shaikh: We developed a model for the green campus initiative.
RNTalks: Do you have any role models in your life?
Dr. Shaikh: Yes, not one, and as always they have stayed in my heart.
RNTalks: Dr. Shaikh, please accept our heartiest congratulations on receiving the RSRA: Iconic Torch Bearer Of 2021 Award at RNTalks Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Awards under the category of Excellence In Instructional Leadership. How do you feel about it?
Dr. Shaikh: Yes being felicitated with Iconic Torch Bearer Of 2021 in the Excellence In Instructional Leadership category was indeed a pleasurable experience.
RNTalks: Any special message or any suggestions you would like to share with your visitors/fans which you think would help them evolve as an individual?
Dr. Shaikh: Work for identity building along with money. The name always remains alive because of your good research, findings, innovations in the world.
RNTalks: WOW, that’s awesome! Thank you for being with us. On behalf of RNTalks, I wish you all the best for your future in mentoring.
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