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
Governing for the last mile
Nations around the world are challenged on how to ensure the benefits of governance and development reach the last mile. When all things are said and done, what really matters is whether the person at the end of the road is feeling the impact of, and getting the benefits of good governance. ‘Antyodaya’ & ‘Janabhagidari’ are powerful concepts that India is keeping as the paradigms to ensure this. Prime Minister Modi refers to this repeatedly and exhorts all stakeholders to ensure that no one is left out and all are included in the growth journey of India. I wrote about
Mission Karmayogi and the Capacity Building Commission
A lot of people keep asking me about the last one year that I have spent working in the Government as an insider. From being a person outside the system constantly interacting with it and seeking their support for ensuring human development at the grassroots, friends including myself are surprised on how my journey has brought me here. From being a angry young man in the early eighties to feeling disillusioned at the ‘trickle down effect’ that never truly happened, to working inside Government in building the capacity of people and systems at the Capacity Building Commission, I have indeed
My life with indigenous communities – some memories relived
I have spent the best part of my adult life (of nearly 26 years) with indigenous tribal communities. These are easily the best years of my life. The experiences that I have had, the lessons learnt, the wonderful men and women that I have met and known, the knowledge that I have gained – all this are something that i cherish. Much of this has found a place in my books & articles, both in Kannada and English and recently I was interviewed for the All India Radio, Mysuru. Listen to the recordings here: