During these times of crisis and lockdown, it is indeed easy to get consumed by negative thoughts. Watching television, seeing our WhatsApp messages and reading the newspaper – everyone of them can become instruments of negativity. It is now, that we need to stay positive and keep those around us in positive spirits too. This would be the simple act of leadership in our own personal space in these overwhelming times. Learning to stay positive and spreading cheer around is what this episode is all about.
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Year 2020 will be remembered for a long time as the year that challenged many of our established ideas, beliefs and certainties. The year in which the best of our formulae—for success, happiness, effectiveness—were found wanting. More than halfway through the year, we have far more questions than answers. The COVID crisis is dictating a new normal to all. Whether it is in the space of healthcare, governance, education, national economies, crisis response, finance, community work or just managing one’s daily life, everything has changed overnight. It is quite likely that there is no going back to the old and
The current Coronavirus pandemic has tested the health systems and economies of most countries and, beyond the general concerns on the development of a vaccine, all are grappling with two major issues: containing the crisis and initiating economic recovery. There is talk globally about the falling GDP and the impending collapse of the economies of several nations. Typical discourses are around providing bailouts, fiscal stimulus, enhancing social protection, and a relook at taxation policies. While these measures are immediately needed, one has to also ask if the current economic model is flawed and explore other alternatives. The narratives around the