History has not been flattering to those who were eventually caught in a cross-fire of ethical judgement of others. Unfortunately, in most cases this ethical judgement came far too late, and thus mostly led to a cautionary narrative alone. Such is the story of obedience at workplace. Obedience is a form of social influence where… Continue reading Obedience, Power and Leadership : The unholy Trinity
There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly! (Buckminster Fuller) Since time began there have been major crises. Pandemics, flooding, famine, terrorist attacks – we cannot be certain when they will happen, only that they will. During a crisis, cognitive overload looms; information is incomplete, interests and priorities… Continue reading Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership
There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen.Rumi Leaders are change makers. They bring into reality the future they envision for themselves and society and transform the world. However, to change the world, they first must shift the inner place from where they operate. Bill O’Brien, who’d served as CEO of Hanover Insurance, once… Continue reading Theory U : Listening to the Leader within You
The nCovid pandemic has been one of the longest running crises of recent times and in different ways, it has tested grit and leadership of everyone. I am an introverted person but an extroverted leader. While the typical traits of being an introvert conserve my energies, it is the extroversion in my leadership style that… Continue reading My Top 3 Leadership Lessons during Pandemic
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists. Our VUCA world today is inundated with so many challenges and crises that we need more to achieve (and to maintain) a balance within ourselves to keep moving ahead. Life may not come with a map, but everyone will experience twists and turns, from… Continue reading Personal Well Being : Foundation of Resilience in crisis
Life is impossible without emotions. We make decisions based on whether we are happy, sad, angry, anxious, or frustrated. We choose activities based on the emotions that they incite. Therefore, understanding emotions is one of the most essential elements of a high-performing adult. What are Emotions? Emotion is one type of effect. It can be… Continue reading Part 3 : How to be an Adult? : Emotional Thinking!
What just happened! Our world is undergoing a battle-response towards nCovid pandemic. So far, there has been more loss than rescue. The level of devastation in terms of loss of lives, while not comparable to other modern-day pandemics such as, HIV/AIDs or yellow fever pandemic, has been so rapid and unchecked that it has mocked… Continue reading Pandemic to Possibility
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can appreciate his/her/its own beauty or perceive a sense of worth until it has been reflected back to him/her/it in the mirror of another caring human being. Social maturity or 'adulting' rests heavily upon understanding the basis of forming high-quality relationships. David Brooks mused about this… Continue reading Part 2 : How to be an Adult? – Steps to succeed in 3 marriages!
Adulting is a process of constructive development of self. This is beyond buying furniture, having a health insurance or quitting smoking (that was stupid to start with!). Adulting is learning how to mature socially and engage with the world in a way that promotes positive development, and helps you achieve your true purpose. Introduction of… Continue reading Part 1 : How to be an Adult? – Steps to develop a Signature Presence
Adulting is hard AF! Adulting is not a naturally occurring phenomenon, and in that it is different from ageing. An adult is usually identified as someone of a certain age, and with age arrive definite sociocultural, legal, occupational, emotional, financial etc, etc(n) expectations - uncaring of the internal obstacles that may not have been addressed… Continue reading How to be an Adult? – Introduction