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Unnikrishnan Krishnan

Unnikrishnan Krishnan

Manager- Corporate Communications, CSS Group

Twin Info Solutions Pvt. Ltd.

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My current job profile
Presently I am working as the Corporate Communications Head for Consolidated Shipping Group, a multinational shipping and logistics company with its head quarters in Dubai. I am based in Kochi, Kerala. I have been working with CSS Group for the last 7 years. My role is to keep the internal and external communication channels of the company live and robust. I am also involved in Employee engagement, Media management, Brand promotions, and Strategic planning. I am also the editor for the bimonthly company magazine called Lighthouse, which is circulated worldwide free of cost to all clients, associates, agents and well wishers of the company for the past 12 years.
Achieving Success and ensuring growth
I make sure that I am imparting the best to my colleagues and train them to become leaders. As you know it’s more important to have leaders down the line for easy delegation and for you to grow. Professionalism is a key factor for any body’s growth, and it can be achieved by continuous effort only. The more mistakes you make, the more experiments you did. Its just like making the purest gold.
Managing personal and professional life
First of all let me say one thing. My mistakes made me a leader. Otherwise I would have never learnt anything in my personal or professional life. There is no way reaching a point where you have learnt everything and there are no more mistakes. That means you are on the wrong track. You are not doing anything new. It is bad to avoid doing anything because you are afraid of mistakes. Try to deliver the best with the resources available and convince the employer. Remember one thing; the job is assigned to you because the management has confidence in you.
Advice to upcoming leaders
Basically don’t go behind any advices. Every good person might have gathered maximum advices during the grooming period from their parents and teachers. Go by your own way, there is no short cut to become a leader. Also one important thing is that; ignore what you have learnt from the management books and look around to see live examples. There are traits of leadership in any group of living being, be it man or animal.
Important career decisions
I sit with him/her for some time. We go out of the office to a coffee shop and chat for a while. Because inside the office problems can only be covered up nicely, not completely resolved. Most importantly, a leader must anticipate problems and rectify it before it is actually felt within.
Essential skills required for leaders
I believe in leading by action. Deeds inspire better than words. A true leader will be followed by his team automatically, by his charisma, he doesn’t need to call them or pull them. Also to become a leader is easy but to remain as a leader, one should posses the skill of self orientation, dedication, compassion and truthfulness to his conscience. Nobody is a born leader, it’s by chance.
Tackling Grievances
I sit with him/her for some time. We go out of the office to a coffee shop and chat for a while. Because inside the office problems can only be covered up nicely, not completely resolved. Most importantly, a leader must anticipate problems and rectify it before it is actually felt within.
My inspiration
My father was my greatest influence because he showed me how to gain respect from simplicity with his own life. He is the one who told me that one should have wisdom, not knowledge. Obviously in the present scenario, you need to look up on to successful people’s life to learn things. As I said before, my knowledge was not from books, but was from the examples around.
My views on India Technical development
India is no more the back office to the world. Till recently we were engaged in serving the multi nationals with the large pool of technicians in our country. But now things are getting changed. Entrepreneurs are shifting their concentration from servicing corporate giants to developing high value technology products which is a very positive sign. This will increase. But remember one thing. We always need to support the huge amount of manpower in our country. So shifting will only be a slow process.
My family background
My parents were government employees and my only sister is a Doctor. She is married to an Engineer. My wife is a teacher and my daughter is in class 1. Ours is a well knit family with uncles, aunts and grandparents well respected and considered. I think that if I am successful in life, that is because of the culture and values my family possess and I feel the urgency of keeping this values live and flowing to the next generation. If there is a flaw in the society, the sole responsibility lies in the elders. A child brought up by parents who have values in life can never do a wrong thing. That is what I believe.
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