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.
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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
Video of the webinar on the same subject is at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnP0kZoF6wM&feature=youtu.be The meaning of crisis itself has altered so much during this time of the pandemic. A few years ago, our experience of a crisis would have been limited to a family, a neighbourhood or sometimes a country or the crisis faced during a terror attack or an economic downturn. What the world faces now is the mother of all crisis as it is a global pandemic and not limited to a region, state, country or a group of countries. It is getting us to redefine what a crisis is,