New-Key Work Area

Leadership Development

Being a Psychologist by profession, Shri Appa Pendse had studied various styles of leadership for his doctoral thesis. It had given him the confidence that if congenial atmosphere exists or is created, the motivation for changing the society gets triggered, more precious so, in the intellectually gifted students. They become even minded, balanced and dedicated workers who can competently fight any contingency and bring about a desirable change in various walks of life. He was aware and the same was empirically proved later, that ‘intelligence’ is prevalent in all socio-economic strata of the society. He also knew that the conventional concept of Intelligence Quotient (IQ) was fading out fast and an in-depth model was required to give a profile of everybody’s intelligence. There could be as many as 120 facets of intelligence. How to identify these facets in the impressionable age and harness their development through education, training and later in real life situations, has been a great challenge. This gave rise initially to a unique institution conducting supplementary enrichment programs for brilliant students at the high school level. Over a period of 50 years now, it has emerged into a well spread and multi-dimensional organization conducting various experiments in Motivation Building and Attitude Formation, in various work fields with a view to providing a conducive environment for leadership development, required to bring about the desired social change in our country.