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IPS President’s Message

Dr. Laxmikant Rathi
President, Indian Psychiatric Society,
2024 – 2025

Dear Colleagues,
Regards

At the outset I am thankful to you for getting me elected as the President of Indian Psychiatric Society. I will try my level best to keep the flag of IPS as high as possible at National as well as International Level. I believe in “HONESTY” and “TRANSPERENCY” as well as “COMMITEMENT” toward the portfolio. I will be following this thoroughly throughout my Presidentship. Whatever is known to me will also be known to all the members of the society. During formation of committees we will be having representation from each zone of IPS in every committee. This will help us to percolate the decision taken by IPS to all the state and local branches also. I also want to have unity and cooperation amongst all of us at all level. Let us all work together for the betterment of IPS without having any of our personal agenda. We should also try to increase the resources of IPS through new sources.

Public Education and awareness are very near to my heart because I believe that if the awareness about Mental Health increases then all of us will be benefited and specially the young psychiatrists. We will be coming out with one calendar of IPS this year which will help us in promoting the Mental Health awareness. I also want to have a strong Legal cell in the society so that we can help our members during the period of some Legal crisis. We will be appointing an official Lawyer of IPS also to get help in such matters.  My slogan for this year will be “SOUND BODY IN SOUND MIND ONLY”. Post Corona period has taught the society about the importance of Mental Health as it is directly connected with the immunity also. We have to propagate it further to the society so that the awareness about the psychiatric diseases increases, people start talking about it, and people start treating mental health issues at the same level as they do about physical health issues. Let us now move toward our topic of Presidential Address which is “Leadership Skills and Team Building”.

Effective leadership and team building are essential for the success of any organization. A strong leader not only motivates but also inspires team members to achieve common goals. They create an environment of trust and mutual respect, which are crucial for fostering teamwork and collaboration.

  • Importance of Effective Leadership: –
  1. Clear Vision and Direction

Effective leaders provide a clear vision and direction, ensuring that each team member understands their role and responsibilities in achieving the organization’s goals.

  1. Inspiring Confidence

They inspire confidence in the team by demonstrating integrity, accountability, and empathy, which in turn boosts morale and productivity.

  1. Adaptability and Resilience

Good leaders possess adaptability and resilience, enabling them to navigate challenges and lead their teams through change.

  • Qualities of a Good Leader
  1. Effective Communication

Strong leaders are exceptional communicators who listen actively, articulate their ideas clearly, and ensure that everyone understands the message.

  1. Empathy and Emotional Intelligence

They are empathetic and possess high emotional intelligence, allowing them to connect with team members on a personal level and understand their needs and concerns.

  1. Strategic Thinking

They display strong strategic thinking and decision-making skills, identifying opportunities and planning for the future while considering potential risks.

  • Strategies for Building a Strong Team
  1. Culture of Trust

Building a culture of trust and openness fosters collaboration and enables team members to work cohesively toward shared objectives.

  1. Diversity and Inclusion

Promoting diversity and inclusion within the team creates a dynamic environment, encouraging innovation and multiple perspectives.

  1. Clear Goal Setting

Setting clear, attainable, and measurable goals provides a sense of purpose and direction, driving the team towards success.

  • Communication and Collaboration in Team Building
  1. Open and Transparent Communication

An open and transparent communication environment fosters trust, minimizes misunderstandings, and strengthens relationships within the team.

  1. Active Listening

Encouraging active listening promotes empathy, ensures that all team members are heard, and enhances understanding between colleagues.

  1. Effective Conflict Resolution

Developing conflict resolution skills is vital to address issues promptly and maintain a positive and collaborative team dynamic.

  • Motivating and Inspiring Team Members
  1. Recognize Individual Achievements

Recognizing and appreciating individual contributions motivates team members to continue excelling in their roles.

  1. Encourage Growth and Development

Supporting the growth and development of team members demonstrates care and commitment, fostering loyalty and dedication to the team’s success.

  1. Provide Opportunities for Autonomy

Granting autonomy empowers team members, increasing their sense of ownership and accountability in their assigned tasks.

  • Resolving Conflicts within a Team
  1. Identify the Root Cause

Identifying the underlying issues at the heart of the conflict is essential for resolving it effectively and preventing recurrence.

  1. Promote Open Dialogue

Fostering open and honest discussions allows team members to express their concerns and work towards finding mutual solutions.

  1. Implement Mediation Techniques

Employing mediation techniques provides structure to the conflict resolution process, ensuring fairness and understanding from all parties involved.

Conclusion and Key Takeaways

Leadership and Team Building     Play crucial roles in organizational success.

Effective Leadership    Fosters a positive and productive work environment.

Team Collaboration     Leads to innovation and improved problem-solving.

Thus, in nutshell Leadership Skills are important everywhere as well as Team Building also as a Leader of any organization, Leader of any institute or even Leader of the family also. Good Leadership qualities allows you to delegate the responsibility to the proper person who can give you results. This ensures a productive output in all spheres of the organization. I request to you all to do your best for our mother organization “INDIAN PSYCHIATRIC SOCIETY”. My best wishes are always with you and I am just a phone call away from you.

LONG LIVE IPS

Dr. Laxmikant Rathi,
President Indian Psychiatric Society

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