MANAGEMENT MANTRA - “Lead By Example” - Vijay Chaudhary, Chairman, Ram Rattan Group

It was an epiphany that profoundly changed the direction of business for Vijay Chaudhary. During and after the outbreak of COVID-19, the chairman of the Ram Rattan Group realised how important and integral the nature was in every sphere of human life. That was when Mr Chaudhary realigned his real estate business with nature and is impressed at the way his ventures are thriving.

The Ram Rattan Group chief has preserved and enhanced the rich heritage of his family business. Mr Chaudhary’s initiatives have redefined the concept of farm communities and reshaped the conventional perception of land investment.

For the Ram Rattan Group, the perception of land has transitioned from a traditional investment platform with limited utility to a dynamic asset with multifaceted uses. Under his leadership, land is no longer confined to mere agricultural activities. It has evolved into high-potential strategic locations that cater to diverse needs such as second homes, organic farming, event venues, workplaces and more.

The paradigm shift orchestrated by Mr Chaudhary has had many tangible benefits, including professionally-managed premises, built-to-suit options and, more importantly, great returns in a short span of time.

Mr Chaudhary’s brilliant strategies have been the driving force behind groundbreaking initiatives, including adept agricultural land management and proactive integration of solar panels across the group’s properties. This reflects a conscious effort to reduce the carbon footprint and embrace sustainable practices. Under his leadership, the Ram Rattan Group is actively contributing to a future characterised by enhanced well-being and a commitment to a greener and promising planet for all.

Sharmila Chand meets up with Mr Chaudhary and is impressed by the way the Ram Rattan Group chief continues to set new benchmarks of quality, transparency and perfection in his business ventures.

Your five management mantras
*Communication is the key: Effective communication serves as the bedrock of successful management. Clear and transparent communication fosters understanding, alignment and collaboration among team members.

*Embrace change: In a rapidly-evolving business landscape, adaptability is crucial. Successful managers embrace change as an opportunity for growth rather than disruption.

*Empower and delegate: Empowering team members by entrusting them with responsibilities and decision-making authority not only enhances their skills but also fosters a sense of ownership.

*Continuous learning: A commitment to continuous learning is vital for both personal and organisational growth. Managers who prioritise ongoing education and skill development set a precedent for their teams to stay ahead in a dynamic business environment.

*Lead by example: Leading by example establishes credibility and fosters a positive work culture. Managers who exemplify the values and work ethic they expect from their team inspire trust and loyalty. 

Turning point in career life
The turning point in my career came post-COVID, when a profound shift occurred in people’s perception of the nature’s significance. The pandemic underscored the irreplaceable role of nature in our lives amid the hustle bustle of the commercial world. It prompted a collective realisation of its enduring importance. Witnessing this transformation, I recognised the intrinsic value of aligning our business with nature. 

Secret of your success
The key to my success lies in staying deeply connected to my roots, drawing inspiration from the profound legacy of Chaudhary Ram Rattanji, the founder of the Ram Rattan Group, and embracing the enduring values instilled by our forefathers. Grounded in honesty and moral integrity, these principles have been my guiding light, shaping my decisions and actions. The wisdom inherited from the past empowers me to navigate challenges with resilience and authenticity.


Your philosophy of work

My work philosophy centres upon a commitment to efficiency, collaboration and continuous improvement as key pillars for achieving goals. I firmly believe that focusing on efficiency enables the optimisation of resources and time, allowing for the delivery of high-quality results. By prioritising collaboration, I recognise the collective strength of diverse perspectives and skills, fostering a dynamic and inclusive work environment.

A person you admire
I deeply admire my father, Chaudhary Ram Rattanji, the founder of our company. His unwavering dedication, strong ethical values and entrepreneurial spirit have been a constant source of inspiration for me. His commitment to hard work and integrity has shaped not only the foundation of our business but also my personal values.

I also draw inspiration and guidance from my revered Guru Maharaj, Shri Sant Ram Das Maharajji.

 Best advice you got
The best advice I received is encapsulated in two timeless principles. Firstly, “Integrity is honesty, modesty and security in all kinds of weather.” Secondly, the counsel to “never stop learning” emphasises perpetual personal and professional growth.


Your favourite books

My favourite books are the Bhagavad Gita and the Ramayana. These timeless epics continually offer profound insights, imparting invaluable life lessons with each reading. These epics not only connect us with ancient wisdom but also serve as perennial fountains of knowledge, shaping my understanding of life.

Your fitness regime
I prioritise morning walks on grass barefoot to enhance my overall well-being. This routine fosters a healthy start to the day, connecting with nature and promoting overall fitness. 

Your message on management to youngsters

*Embrace challenges as learning opportunities; seek mentorship for growth.

*Strive for a holistic understanding of business theories and applications.

*Prioritise empathy and emotional intelligence, alongside technical skills.

*Never underestimate perseverance and adaptability; they power success.

*Stay curious, be resilient, and continually evolve.

*The journey is as vital as the destination.

How would you define yourself in one sentence?
I define myself as a continuous, life-long learner.

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