Early life At one place Santiago is quoted as saying “But a man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. ” Imran Khan the famous Pakistani cricketer is a true example of this quote. Imran Khan was born in Lahore Pakistan into Punjabi speaking family of Pathan origin, the only son of Ikram ullah Khan Niazi, a civil engineer, and his wife Shaukat Khanum. Although long settled in Mianwali in northwestern Punjab, the family are of Pashtun ethnicity and belong to the Niazi Shermankhel tribe.
A quiet and shy boy in his youth, Khan grew up with his four sisters in relatively affluent (upper middle-class) circumstances and received a privileged education. He was educated at the Cathedral School in Lahore, the Royal Grammar School Worcester in England, where he excelled at cricket, and at Aitchison College, Lahore. In 1972, he enrolled to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Keble College, Oxford, where he graduated with a second-class degree in Politics and a third in Economics.
Khan’s mother hailed from the Burki family which had produced several successful hockey players, as well as cricketers such as Javed Burki and Majid Khan. Early in life, Khan developed an interest in cricket, which is an extremely popular sport in Pakistan. Professional life As a cricketer: Khan made a lacklustre first-class cricket debut at the age of sixteen in Lahore. By the start of the 1970s, he was playing for his home teams of Lahore (1969–70), Lahore B (1969–70), and Lahore Greens (1970–71) and, eventually, Lahore (1970–71).
Khan was part of Oxford University’s Blues Cricket team during the 1973–75 seasons. At Worcestershire, where he played county cricket from 1971 to 1976, he was regarded as only an average medium pace bowler. During this decade, other teams represented by Khan include Dawood Industries (1975–76) and Pakistan International Airlines (1975–76 to 1980–81). From 1983 to 1988, he played for Sussex. As a fast bowler, Khan reached the peak of his powers in 1982. In 9 Tests, he got 62 wickets at 13. 9 each, the lowest average of any bowler in Test history with at least 50 wickets in a calendar year. In January 1983, playing against India, he attained a Test bowling rating of 922 points. Although calculated retrospectively (ICC player ratings did not exist at the time), Khan’s form and performance during this period ranks third in the ICC’s All-Time Test Bowling Rankings. Khan achieved the all-rounder’s triple (securing 3000 runs and 300 wickets) in 75 Tests, the second fastest record behind Ian Botham’s 72.
He is also established as having the second highest all-time batting average of 61. 86 for a Test batsman playing at position 6 of the batting order. He played his last Test match for Pakistan in January 1992, against Sri Lanka at Faisalabad. Khan retired permanently from cricket six months after his last ODI, the historic 1992 World Cup final against England at Melbourne, Australia. He ended his career with 88 Test matches, 126 innings and scored 3807 runs at an average of 37. 69, including six centuries and 18 fifties. His highest score was 136 runs.
As a bowler, he took 362 wickets in Test cricket, which made him the first Pakistani and world’s fourth bowler to do so. In ODIs, he played 175 matches and scored 3709 runs at an average of 33. 41. His highest score remains 102 not out. His best ODI bowling is documented at 6 wickets for 14 runs. Social For more than four years after retiring from cricket in 1992, Khan focused his efforts solely on social work. By 1991, he had founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Trust, a charity organization bearing the name of his mother, Mrs.
Shaukat Khanum. As the Trust’s maiden endeavor, Khan established Pakistan’s first and only cancer hospital, constructed using donations and funds exceeding $25 million, raised by Khan from all over the world. Inspired by the memory of his mother, who died of cancer, the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, a charitable cancer hospital with 75 percent free care, opened in Lahore on 29 December 1994.  Khan currently serves as the chairman of the hospital and continues to raise funds through charity and public donations.
During the 1990s, Khan also served as UNICEF’s Special Representative for Sports and promoted health and immunization programes in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Thailand. On 27 April 2008, Khan’s brainchild, a technical college in the Mianwali District called Namal College, was inaugurated. Namal College was built by the Mianwali Development Trust (MDT), as chaired by Khan, and was made an associate college of the University of Bradford (of which Khan is Chancellor) in December 2005.
Currently, Khan is building another cancer hospital in Karachi, using his successful Lahore institution as a model. While in London, he also works with the Lord’s Tavernier’s, a cricket charity. Political In 1987 it was General Zia who asked Imran Khan on TV to take back his retirement and continue as the captain. Zia also asked Imran to join the National Assembly which he refused. During these days he started to take some interest in Politics and and thought of making a political party which could become a force against Nawaz Shareef and Benazir Bhutto.
Bhutto and Zardari were disappointed for not being invited to Inaugurate the Cancer Hospital and started to take revenge by tapping his phones and Imran was also followed by unknown people wherever he visited. In 1996 Imran Khan started Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaaf and took part in the general elections but lost by a huge margin. PML-N publicized the scandal with Seta White and also accused him of working with the Jewish lobby. Nawaz Shareef tried his best to create problems for Imran Khan and did not deliver the aid sent by the Argentina’s President.
Imran was a firm supporter of Pervez Musharaf and was of the view that his 7 point agenda could do wonders for Pakistan but came to know soon that Musharaf had no such intensions; he even apologized to the public for supporting Musharraf. Imran participated in the 2002 elections and won by a huge margin but boycotted the 2008 elections. Just recently a BBC reporter interviewed Imran Khan and said “After talking with the PTI leader Imran Khan for a few hours I felt a fear inside myself the way he was positive about winning the elections. Imran khan says it was a long time ago when a Sufi told me that I will come to power when I will be ready for it and I feel like I’m perfectly capable and ready to play a role for Pakistan. After 14 years of hard work and tough situations I feel it’s our time, almost all the youth are with me and supporting me and I believe only youth can bring a change in Pakistan. For the First time I can feel my time has come, Pakistan will change. Era Imran Khan Niazi was born 25 November 1952, known as Imran Khan. He is son of Ikram ullah Khan Niazi and is a Pakistani politician and former cricketer.
He played international cricket for two decades in the late twentieth century. After retiring, he entered politics. Besides his political activism, Khan is also a philanthropist, cricket commentator, Chancellor of the University of Bradford and Founding Chairman Board of Governors of Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre. He was Pakistan’s most successful cricket “captain”, leading his country to victory at the 1992 Cricket World Cup, playing for the Pakistani cricket team from 1971 to 1992, and serving as its captain intermittently throughout 1982–1992.
After retiring from cricket at the end of the 1987 World Cup in 1988, due to popular public demand he was requested to come back by the president of Pakistan to lead the team once again. At 39, Khan led his team to Pakistan’s first and only World Cup victory in 1992. He has a record of 3807 runs and 362 wickets in Test cricket, making him one of eight world cricketers to have achieved an ‘All-rounder’s Triple’ in Test matches. On 14 July 2010, Khan was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame In April 1996, Khan founded and became the chairman of a political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice).
He represented Mianwali as a member of the National Assembly from November 2002 to October 2007. Foreign Policy magazine described him as “Pakistan’s Ron Paul”. Through worldwide fundraising, he founded the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital & Research Centre in 1996 and Mianwali’s Namal College in 2008. Communication skills “We all use language to communicate, to express ourselves, to get our ideas across, and to connect with the person to whom we are speaking. When a relationship is working, the act of communicating seems to flow relatively effortlessly.
When a relationship is deteriorating, the act of communicating can be as frustrating as climbing a hill of sand. ” – Chip Rose The above quote sufficiently explains the importance of communication skills. Basically Communication skills are the ability to use language (receptive) and express (expressive) information. Every individual needs to be well equipped with such tools to communicate effectively, whether it is on the personal front, or at work. In fact, according to the management leaders, being a good communicator is like having almost won the “battle”.
As when one speaks and listens well, then there seems to be little scope for misunderstanding As the captain of the team: The captain of a cricket team often referred to as the skipper is the appointed leader, having several additional roles and responsibilities over and above those of a regular player. Before becoming the captain of the team, whenever Imran Khan won the award for being the man of the match, he used to get stage fright and could not speak in front of a large crowd. Then at the peak of his career he took over the captaincy of Pakistan from Javed Miandad at the age of 30.
He is often regarded as the best captain that Pakistan ever had. Initially when he became the captain of the cricket team he could not speak to the players directly and therefore he used to ask the managers to convey his messages. He himself has mentioned this on various platforms, “When I became the cricket captain, I couldn’t speak to the team directly I was so shy. I had to tell the manager, I said listen can you talk to them, this is what I want to convey to the team. I mean early team meetings I use to be so shy and embarrassed I couldn’t talk to the team. And then during the 1992 World Cup there was a massive change seen in his personality as he was well groomed, confident, and had a high self-esteem which reflected in his team and lead to us winning the cup that year. This clearly shows us that we are not born with good communication skills but we develop it during our life. His team members regard him as an extraordinary leader and motivator, a mentor, genuine all-rounder and a true legend of the game. He is still the only captain who made us won the cricket world cup and a role model for many youngsters.
If you look at his videos from back then and compare it with today’s speeches that he gives in educational institutes, media and other public platforms, you can clearly see how he changed and evolved. As a social worker After retiring from cricket in 1992 Imran Khan focused his efforts solely on social work. With his communication skills he convinced people about the project that he had in his mind and soon gathered sufficient amount of money to open Pakistan’s first free cancer hospital.
Realizing that no nation can progress without proper health and education facilities, Imran Khan opened a technical college in the Mianwali District called Namal College. Currently, Khan is also building another cancer hospital in Karachi, using his successful Lahore institution as a model. While in London, he also works with the Lord’s Tavernier’s which is a cricket charity Apart from being a social worker, he also gives lectures in universities and colleges on different topics to inspire the youth and get them thinking about how important they are for this country.
It is due to him that the youth of today has some hope and wants to work for the betterment of our society. All these inspiring lectures and speeches reflect how effective his communicative skills are as he really leaves a mark on people’s heart, mind and soul. As a political leader Imran khan emerged as a political figure later in his life after he gained a lot of confidence and polished up his skills of being a professional well known personality. People look up to him as a true icon and get truly inspired by him.
When it comes to his communication skills as a political leader, they have been great if not perfect. He has captured every other person’s attention, specifically the youths’. He is one leader who knows what he is saying and thinks before he speaks. He never contradicts himself nor says foolish stuff which he might regret later. He not only speaks well but also speaks solid. The best example of his communication skills as a politician can be taken by the fact that he challenged Nawaz Sharif (Chairman of PML-N) and the heads of other political parties for live debate on television.
However, knowing the exceptional communication skills of Imran, it is highly unlikely that any political leader will accept this challenge due to the fear of getting exposed in front of the whole country. Whenever he conducts any sort of “Jalsa” young and old come in droves to listen to his messages because he has proven time and again that once he sets his mind to do something he will not leave any stone unturned until the goal or the project is achieved. He wanted to open a cancer hospital he did, he wanted to open a university he did, he wanted to join politics and start his own party he did.
The way he challenges the status quo is all because of his communication skills. As a matter of fact, he has been the lonely voice for years to raise the corruption issue. Interpersonal skills There is voluminous literature in social and management sciences on the personality and qualities of a leader. There are many forms of leadership such as charismatic, political, and spiritual. Theorists and authors have consensus that a successful leader should be cool-headed, a good listener, polite to his subordinates/colleagues, respect opposing views and make good judgment.
As far as the personality of a leader is concerned, three components are important: character, world view and style. According to political scientist Dr James David Barber, these characteristics develop during childhood, adolescent and adulthood years, respectively. All of us have two fundamental orientations or dimensions in our personalities: active-passive and positive-negative. The active-passive orientation denotes a leader’s energy to effect the environment around him. The negative-positive attributes his reactions to what he does either as optimistic or pessimistic.
In the light of these two dominant theories, I analyze the leadership of Imran Khan. There are four types of personalities: 1) active-positive; 2) active-negative; 3) passive-positive and 4) passive-negative. Imran Khan fits in the category of an active-negative type personality that is ambitious, striving upwards, power-seeking, impulsive, aggressive, pessimistic and preoccupied with ‘I’m succeeding’ (“tsunami aa raha hay”). Sometimes, the type can have a vague and discontinuous image, persistent problems in managing aggressive feelings and contradictions between relatively intense effort and low reward.
This type of personality has two other traits as it little enjoys its work and has very low self-esteem; however, Imran has the opposite. He derives much enjoyment from his work and has a high sense of self-esteem. Apart from the above-mentioned philosophical and theoretical analyses, Imran Khan has tremendous potential and opportunity to lead the nation if he objectively reviews his personality. It is interesting to note that all politicians who left the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had differences only with Imran, not with the party or programe. Most of them blamed Imran for being arrogant, inflexible and unpragmatic.
Imran is not the ‘man of people’ given his lifestyle and attitude. He also flip-flops on both national and international issues. However, as far as the strengths of Imran are concerned, he has charisma and aura. He is a great philanthropist and fundraiser and an amazing social/community worker. He is energetic, brave and popular among the youth and women. Most importantly, he has a huge and unparalleled organizational capacity or political machine for elegantly using social/electronic media and the latest technological tools to raise money and hope among the people.
He also has support, both moral and financial, of the upper class overseas Pakistani community. Confidence and self esteem Striving for becoming successful in cricket, politics and social work was not a piece of cake and imran khan had to go through a lot of opposition and demotivation before however he still managed to prove himself as a capable candidate. Although he has not mentioned this in his book but during an interview with the Cricinfo Imran Khan was quoted as saying “From a very young age I was told that I’m not as good as my other cousins and that I won’t be successful in Cricket. After a poor performance in his first test match his fellow cricketers advised him to quit cricket and concentrate on something else.
Imran Khan was a medium pacer and only decided to become a fast bowler after watching Dennis Lillie. “In 1972 I watched Dennis Lillie during an Ashes test in England and I was thoroughly impressed. That was the day I decided to become a fast bowler. My seniors and coach at Worcestershire tried to convince me that my body shape is not that of a fast bowler and If I tried to change my bowling action I will destroy myself. It was my Idealism that helped me and I was able to not only change my action but become a genuinely fast bowler. ” The best example of valor and courage was the 1992 Cricket World Cup when after many losses Pakistan came back strongly to lift the trophy from nowhere under the captaincy of Imran Khan.
His achievements in Cricket are countless so just to round them off Victory against India and England on their homeland were special but Imran Khan rates the three series Pakistan drew with the mighty West Indies at their pomp as his standout achievement. n 1988 Pakistan was the first team not to lose the series in west Indies and lf the umpiring was up to the mark Pakistan would have won the series. His second achievement was the Shaukat Khanam Caner Hospital. It is the first Cancer Hospital of South Asia. How this miracle took place, and what was the story behind it, is explained comprehensively in this book. When Imran Khan organized the first board of governor meeting all of them was of the view that a Cancer hospital has no scope in Pakistan.
Imran Khan writes “Except of one doctor, most of them were telling me that it will be a total flop and this project is not implementable. The only doctor that agreed said that it might be possible to build the hospital but we won’t be able to give the treatment for free. I had no idea how to avoid this situation as I had already announced in public and started collecting donations. My cousin Javed Burkey suggested that I should start a clinic after my mother’s name initially and then look towards my aim.
My sisters were really worried about me and asked me to drop the idea as I will lose all my fame and destroy my reputation. But I could not go back on this and it was impossible to return the donations to people so It was too late. During these days a meeting with ‘Pakistan Association of Doctors North America’ gave me some hope. ’ Imran Khan knew that the destiny was still far away, Dr. Tauseef who was a cancer specialist in New York recommended Dr. Nausherwaan Burkey as the person who could help Imran Khan a lot and it turned out to be that this doctor was a cousin of Imran Khan.
He got associated with the cause and served his duty with full sincerity. In the Autobiography Imran Khan praised Dr. Nausherwaan a lot for the dedication he showed for the cancer hospital. For the cancer hospital Imran Khan had to change himself and had to do things he had not ever imagined He had to ask people for donation although never in his life he asked his father for even a single penny. He used to reject people’s offer to meet as they only wanted to meet him as he was famous and had money, but he had to do that as well so that he could get as much donations as possible.
He was a person who was daring and spoke what he wanted to but now he had to be careful of the media personals as one bad article could lose him thousands of rupees for the hospital. One positive change in his personality was that he got closer to children and got to know how to treat them, before this he used to avoid children but going to schools and colleges for donations taught him a lot. Anger management Many critics have taken place for Imarn Khan. But he always succeeded to come over these critics. Saleem Safi, journalist, and Choudhery Nisar PML (N) always criticize him.
They call Imran Khan the “Taliban-Khan” because, he says, if you want better Pakistan you need to cut off your relations with America and to settle the dispute of Taliban by discussions. Saleem Safi says that Imran Khan is the “chamcha” (puppet) of America. As Imran Khan is considered to be hero of youth, he has raised moral of his party. Many of the big fishes, politicians, have joined his party. So Saleem Safi is doing such things against Imran Khan. Immediate Strategies: * Stick with I statements: Imran khan is a calm person. I have never supported extremist views of Taliban and I have never given any statement supporting the militant group”, said Imran while being criticized. To avoid criticizing or placing blame which might only increase tension, he uses “I” statements to describe the problem. This sounds specific and respectful to others and himself. * Think before you speak: If Imran khan gets to know about any statement which is against him, he does not reply at the moment. He remains calm and waits for his turn. He thinks before he speaks. In the heat of the moment, it’s easy to say something you’ll later regret.
Take a few moments to collect your thoughts before saying anything and allow others involved in the situation to do the same. * Why is it necessary? As we know the out of control anger leads one to on a wrong path. Imran khan is great politician with true intentions. He always wants everything to be beneficial for Pakistan. If he does not apply anger management tips in his life, he will no more be respectful in people’s eyes. Time management Imran Khan, Pakistani Politician and former cricketer could have never conquered the skies of success without managing his time well.
Obviously, he knew “A single day is enough to make us a little larger. ”(Paul Klee). Imran Khan planned a proper course of time which he was going to follow in his life whether as cricketer or a politician. He is not overcommitted. He exactly knew how efficient and effective his path was as it gave him a huge benefit later by winning ICC Cricket World Cup for his country in 1992. He started managing his time when he joined Pakistan Cricket Team. He always makes a schedule for himself, whether he had to practice for the upcoming match or whatever.
After opening Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital his schedule was tough, but he managed it. Obviously he had to visit the hospital and check whether everything is going right or not. Most individuals are unable to manage their time even with the fact that they are good or probably better than many in doing a particular task. One of the main reasons is that they aim for perfection, high quality work and best performance. This approach works for very few people especially those who chose artistic profession.
For other if they are faced with the same problem it would be rather that they go for an aim that is more realistic goals that are enough to make it through. Many a times you cannot be master of one. Rather you will be appreciated as being jack of all trades in a narrow sense, that is, in your own particular field. Such people with all-rounder quality are more appreciated in any organization and achieve their long term goals much faster. After forming his political party in 1996, he had a lot of work to do for his party. It was really tough for him to manage his time for both the Hospital and his newly formed party.
A leader like Imran is running a hospital and a political party and making future plans for Pakistan what he has to do if he is in power, because he knows how to manage time. Obviously, he cannot be present everywhere and every time but he takes out time and discusses the work progress of hospital with Hospital heads either directly in a meeting or on phone. He is very punctual and do things before the deadlines hit. This can be observed by his prompt appearances in the talk shows (recently seen in LIVE WITH MUJAHID on CNBC Pakistan).
Although Imran Khan is living alone, but still he takes out time for his sons and ex-wife and talks with them. His sons’ visit Pakistan in their vacations and he spends time with them also. Conclusion Khan is often dismissed as a political lightweight and a celebrity outsider in Pakistan, where national newspapers also refer to him as a “spoiler politician”. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement, has asserted that Khan is “a sick person who has been a total failure in politics and is alive just because of the media coverage”.
Political observers say the crowds he draws are attracted by his cricketing celebrity, and the public has been reported to view him as a figure of entertainment rather than a serious political authority. However Known for his services for the country Imran Khan has become a cultural hero of Pakistan. He’s been widely portrayed in the media. Imran Khan had declared his assets in December last year. Back then , he said “Most of our mainstream politicians make money through politics and then use politics to protect that money. … I’m not interested in those kinds of politician”.
His main goals for the country are : * Peace in South Asia is critical for stability and prosperity of Pakistan * All segments of the society should contribute towards exchequer including large farmers. * Improve justice system to make it speedy and affordable. * Develop women, non-Muslims and youth segments of the society * Reduce corruption and make government more efficient * Grow the economy through export generation and creation of small enterprise. Imran Khan is the only hope for the country that we have right now, may be people can disagree with his policy but cannot disagree with his EFFORTS and INTENTIONS.
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