Each of us is conditioned to think and act in particular ways driven by our upbringing, our family environment, the professional training that we have, the nationality and culture that we belong to, the work situation that we are in and the social groups that we belong to. These influences are our lenses through which we fashion our narratives and worldviews and we become hardwired to operate in certain pre-set default ways. Coming to terms with understanding ourselves and our abilities and limitations is as important as understanding that ‘others’ too are driven to think and act based on their own expertise, experience and conditioned by their filters. Leadership is about learning to work with the multiple realities that we all are independently creating and trying to fashion an aggregated reality that makes the most sense and then acting based on that. Come, let us listen to how this can be done in this VLOG.
A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
I found meaning to my life when i first discovered Swami Vivekananda and his message of self discovery as a young, impressionable 17 year old. From then on, till today his life and message has been my guiding compass. It is as though, he sits on my shoulder watching and guiding my every move. Words indeed, are inadequate to describe the unlimited inspiration that I get from the ‘presence’ that one needs to experience first hand. Though i tried to capture some of my thoughts in my book about him, I know how they are only a snapshot of how
Countries around the world are struggling with the economy slowing down drastically due to the COVID crisis. While lockdowns are being gradually lifted, one is still unsure when there will be light at the end of the economic tunnel. While there is no single solution framework that exists, countries including India will have to chart their own contextual response. Even before the crisis hit, the global decline impacted India and it was facing a decline in foreign demand and a drop of commodity prices. India was slowly getting locked out from global financial markets, began suffering capital outflows and was
In a letter that Swami Vivekananda wrote to the Maharajah of Mysuru, he said, “He alone lives who lives for others. The rest are more dead than alive”. Life in the service of others is not only fulfilling but also spiritually elevating. More about ‘Going beyond Yourself’ can be heard in a online talk that I recently gave to the employees of Global MNC. See the video below: