CMS -Competitiveness Mindset Study
In order to understand what consists of a competitiveness mindset and how we stack up in India, we conducted a first-ever nationwide survey in India under the aegis of IIT Gandhinagar and Bankworld Inc., a management company in the USA. We reached out to thousands of CEOs, high-level government officers, directors and professors of higher educational institutions, media, NRIs and the civil society, who have experience working worldwide and in India. We asked them detailed questions about how, why, where, when and what is causing otherwise capable Indians to give up their advantage to other countries.
FLY - Finding the Leader in You
The FLY (Finding the Leader in You) program is CMI's signature program aimed at inculcating the non-cognitive skills known as the Five Pillars of the Competitiveness Mindset in students and professionals in India across the spectrum. These pillars are:
This is a team project intended to help participants practice and internalize what they have learned. Participants identify a real here-and-now problem and find an innovative and practical solution using as many of the five pillars as possible in the process. It is expected to be completed over a four to eight-week period.
CMI facilitators provide regular communications - both in-person and/or via social media - to support, mentor and monitor the project, working closely with the authorities of the institution.
Research shows that LPT (Learn, Practice and Teach) is the most effective method of acquiring new skills - especially for non-cognitive skills. The Buddy System exercise covers the T (Teaching) part of the LPT model. The assignment consists of the participant identifying a colleague, sibling at home or a friend, and “teaching” them one of the pillars over a period of 2-4 weeks. Additional exercise such as the FLY on the Wall – an exercise on observation and inference –may also be carried out where appropriate.
All participating colleges are encouraged to form a student-led FLY Club. All FLY participants join the club at their institution. The objective of the club is to create a community of students, who are bound together by their common interest in developing, promoting and practicing the five non-cognitive skills that contribute to a competitive mindset. The activities of the club revolve around a variety of activities
including preparation for the intra-collegiate Capstone Project competition, and possible future intercollegiate competition.