While leadership can be defined and understood from different perspectives, I would like to share another definition of leadership with all of you. To me leadership, is also about understanding the SELF, understanding OTHERS and understanding the ACTIONS that bind the Self to the Others. Understanding Self is not easy and requires continuous mindful work. It is easy to get lost in our ‘roles’ and confuse our role with the self. Our ability to differentiate our role from our self is also leadership. We can use the time that this lockdown and social isolation has given us to spend time in quiet contemplation and seek to understand our SELF better.
A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
The domain of education is abuzz with words like ’21st Century Skills’ and one can end up feeling that there is something magical that our children need to learn in order to survive in today’s complex world. While it is true that one needs a wide variety of skills to negotiate the world of today, one cannot but look to India’s glorious past and explore if there is something that one can learn from that. This article of mine in Outlook magazine tries to capture the lessons that ancient Bharat’s Gurukula system has for modern education. This is specially significant
Some time ago, Nitesh Batra the founder of the Mindful Initiative reached out to me through a common friend asking if he could interview me for a podcast that he runs. Having been interviewed several times in the past for newspapers and television, I was expecting this also to be similar to the ones that I had participated in. A friend who is a well known communication expert had once told me that the quality of the interview is the end product of the chemistry that emerges in that moment of time between the interviewer and the interviewee. It includes