"Would you rather sell sugar water to kids for the rest of your life, or would you like a chance to change the world?" Asked Steve Jobs to John Scully, the President of Pepsi Co. Steve Jobs (Left) and John Sculley (Right) The year was 1983, Apple Inc. had started strong under the leadership of Steve … Continue reading Steve Vs Sculley- How politics can derail Organisational Change
I would like to start my reflection by a beautiful quote that I came across: “When we listen and celebrate what is both common and different, we become wiser, more inclusive, and better as an organization.” - Pat Wadors. It beautifully captures the essence of what an inclusion is. The need to acknowledge both common … Continue reading A beautiful lesson on managing identity – story of pink and blue flowers!
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress, and working together is success.” –Henry Ford Ever wondered, what lies at the very foundation of human existence and survival? I believe, one of the important thing is collectivism, living together. I believe the tendency to form coalitions and groups lies at the core of … Continue reading Structuring minds in groups!
Group decision making is an interesting process, through the various concepts and phenomenon that I came across through the class, it made me ponder upon the group discussions and decision making processes that I have been part of so far. I have been part of various committees in my undergrad and even now in TISS … Continue reading Decision making behind the scenes – what, how and why?
INTRODUCTION In a media briefing held by the World Health Organization to declare COVID 19 as a global pandemic, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, WHO director general said, “Pandemic is not a word to use lightly or carelessly. It is a word that, if misused, can cause unreasonable fear, or unjustified acceptance that the fight is over, … Continue reading Covid-19 as a trigger for change in organizations
Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation, the man of non-violence who stood firmly against the mighty British Empire and led us to independence, perhaps ours is the only country who got independence without war or bloodshed. Reflecting upon the life journey of Mahatma Gandhi, I could find some interesting insights, Leadership traits and associate … Continue reading Creating Gandhis at workplace!
“Democracy is self-government, over all the people, for all the people, by all the people.” – Gettysburg Address (Abraham Lincoln) Abraham Lincoln, delivered this famous quote in his Gettysburg address. Ultimately he stood for the people. He stood for the values imbibed in humanity and American constitution. He abolished slavery through 13th amendment to American … Continue reading When values clash!
It is during the tough times that the major learning in life happens. Like it is said pain is the best teacher. Andrew Solomon says avoidance and endurance can be the entry way to forging meaning. There are numerous examples of leaders born out of adversity and this was possible because they forged meaning and … Continue reading Crucibles of Leadership
The human mankind has faced many pandemics so far. The last one was around a century back. It is said that history repeats itself. The mankind forgets its lessons and causes the history to teach him again. The pandemic due to novel corona virus and the subsequent changes shattered the conventional ways of operating of … Continue reading Extracting lessons of OD and Change from the pandemic of novel corona virus!
The Covid-19 pandemic that has led the governments forcefully implement the lockdowns and quarantine has created social distancing inevitable. It is not easy to take care of one's mental health during these times. One research found that 57% of people are experiencing greater anxiety, and 53% of us are more emotionally exhausted. Such emotions often … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence : How to manage stress during Covid – 19 pandemic?