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
“Development has been a buzzword in the past few years which has been used and abused to shape the political and economic dimensions of entire nations. It is projected as a broad purpose and justification of all activities, often without answering the questions of whose development and how. Three decades of being a development practitioner while also wearing the hats of an academician, leadership consultant or policy advocate at times has not been enough for me to arrive at a definitive definition of development. The experience has certainly helped me evolve my understanding of development and the fact that it
On a personal level, it is indeed a delight to read or listen to a review of one’s book. Recently a friend shared this wonderful video where Sri Gurupada Belur, one of Karnataka’s well known engineers shares his view of my book ‘Leadership lessons for Daily Living’. He eloquently brings up the contents along with the key messages in a simple and lucid manner in his regular Vlog. Listen to his rendition in this well made video:
A question that I’ve been repeatedly asked is why I chose Heggadadevanakote (HD Kote) taluk to begin my social development work in 1987. Very few know that I did not choose HD Kote, but that it was chosen for me by two extraordinary bureaucrats. One was Nanjunda Rao, a retired special Deputy Commissioner (DC) and the other was Mr V P Baligar, the then DC of Mysuru. They had heard about me and my intentions and met me while I was still a medical student. Mr Baligar took me in his official car to HD Kote and we walked to