The Parrot’s Eye

Dronacharya, the guru of the Pandavas and Kauravas, taught them archery. He asked them to target the eye of a parrot hidden between the boughs of a tree. Each learner was asked what was in his range of vision. While most of them painted a vivid picture of the lush green foliage and the beauty … More The Parrot’s Eye

Handling Dissent

The whole controversy sparked by the sacking of James Damore by Google has highlighted the finer nuances of power struggles in corporates, unrelated to diversity and feminism. His views on his female colleagues cannot be justified by any means. The term ‘Menazis’ (as opposed to Feminazis) will soon be in circulation, thanks to Damore. But … More Handling Dissent

Leadership

Do you fear that followers will catch up, or will you give them an opportunity? The acceleration speed shows the Leadership Quotient. (133 characters)   Inspired by Twittering Tales #26 by Kate Myrman Twittering Tales #26 – 18 April 2017

Hallelujah

The CEO leaned back on her plush chair with half-shut eyes, and muttered “It has been a tough year”. Despite making record profits, the company image was shattered by a scandal, and several months were spent in damage repair, while still dangling on puppet-strings, struggling to maintain her balance. She looked at the silver-framed mirror … More Hallelujah

Is Power Value-Neutral?

The dictionary defines power as the ‘ability or capacity to do something in a particular way’. Going by this, every living being possesses power of some kind. Physical power Knowledge power Power of hierarchy Special abilities either gifted by nature, or developed with meditation. These are often termed as supernatural powers. Actually, they might arise … More Is Power Value-Neutral?

Professionalism

Professionalism is very simply defined as ‘the competence or skill expected of a professional’. A rather long-winded one comes from a website for small business  “Professionalism is often defined as the strict adherence to courtesy, honesty and responsibility when dealing with individuals or other companies in the business environment. This trait often includes a high level … More Professionalism