Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #36 – Enough ?

Chapter 2 Verses 59 and 60 विषया विनिवर्तन्ते निराहारस्य देहिन: | रसवर्जं रसोऽप्यस्य परं दृष्ट्वा निवर्तते || 59|| viṣhayā vinivartante nirāhārasya dehinaḥ rasa-varjaṁ raso ’pyasya paraṁ dṛiṣhṭvā nivartate viṣhayāḥ—objects for senses; vinivartante—restrain; nirāhārasya—practicing self restraint; dehinaḥ—for the embodied; rasa-varjam—cessation of taste; rasaḥ—taste; api—however; asya—person’s; param—the Supreme; dṛiṣhṭvā—on realization; nivartate—ceases to be Translation – Aspirants may … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #36 – Enough ?

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #35 – Mind as a Shield

Chapter 2 verse 58 – यदा संहरते चायं कूर्मोऽङ्गानीव सर्वश: | इन्द्रियाणीन्द्रियार्थेभ्यस्तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 58|| yadā sanharate chāyaṁ kūrmo ’ṅgānīva sarvaśhaḥ indriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā yadā—when; sanharate—withdraw; cha—and; ayam—this; kūrmaḥ—tortoise; aṅgāni—limbs; iva—as; sarvaśhaḥ—fully; indriyāṇi—senses; indriya-arthebhyaḥ—from the sense objects; tasya—his; prajñā—divine wisdom; pratiṣhṭhitā—fixed in Translation : One who is able to withdraw the senses from their … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #35 – Mind as a Shield

How Fearless Organizations Succeed

As organisations go through change in tune with the external environment, or based on changes in the internal context, driven proactively or reactively, there is always fear amongst the employees. Fear of their uncertain future. The style of leadership combined with the culture in the organisation adds to the fear brought in by the organisational … Read more How Fearless Organizations Succeed

Microvolunteering: The Magic of Engaging Time-Strapped Supporters in Meaningful Nonprofit Tasks – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

An interesting post on the subject of volunteering. While almost all the NGOs would prefer long term committed volunteers, even if few in numbers, the post advocates the benefits of finding episodic volunteers or as I understand, short term or one time need based volunteers who can still deliver value. From brief, hands-on assignments to … Read more Microvolunteering: The Magic of Engaging Time-Strapped Supporters in Meaningful Nonprofit Tasks – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

Reunion 2018 … and a flight missed !

We, the PGPMAX batch of 2013 had our 5th year reunion on Nov 23rd and 24th. This time we were invited by the school to hold it at the ISB Hyderabad campus. It was an opportunity to relive the time that we spent there during our program. I couldn’t go on the 23rd and decided … Read more Reunion 2018 … and a flight missed !

Women Empowerment is Appeasement

On Saturday, Nov 24th, I was at the ISB campus attending the 5th reunion of my Pgpmax batch. The school had organised a short panel discussion on women empowerment that I was a part of. During lunch the same day, Rajini and I were discussing this word empowerment and she said its irritating to hear … Read more Women Empowerment is Appeasement

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #34 – VUCA

Chapter 2, Verse 57 य: सर्वत्रानभिस्नेहस्तत्तत्प्राप्य शुभाशुभम् | नाभिनन्दति न द्वेष्टि तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 57|| yaḥ sarvatrānabhisnehas tat tat prāpya śhubhāśhubham nābhinandati na dveṣhṭi tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā yaḥ—who; sarvatra—in all conditions; anabhisnehaḥ—unattached; tat—that; tat—that; prāpya—attaining; śhubha—good; aśhubham—evil; na—neither; abhinandati—delight in; na—nor; dveṣhṭi—dejected by; tasya—his; prajñā—knowledge; pratiṣhṭhitā—is fixed Translation – One who remains unattached under … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #34 – VUCA

Zomato, Domino’s, Indigo & Urban Clap – Who do you serve?

On Diwali day, I had written a blog about junk food and as it always happens, we decided to eat Pizzas for lunch the very next day!! We got onto our trusted “Zomato” food ordering app and ordered pizzas from Domino’s. As soon as I completed the payment, I got a pop-up message saying the … Read more Zomato, Domino’s, Indigo & Urban Clap – Who do you serve?

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #33 – Hiring

Chapter 2 Verses 54, 55 and 56 अर्जुन उवाच | स्थितप्रज्ञस्य का भाषा समाधिस्थस्य केशव | स्थितधी: किं प्रभाषेत किमासीत व्रजेत किम् || 54|| arjuna uvācha sthita-prajñasya kā bhāṣhā samādhi-sthasya keśhava sthita-dhīḥ kiṁ prabhāṣheta kim āsīta vrajeta kim arjunaḥ uvācha—Arjun said; sthita-prajñasya—one with steady intellect; kā—what; bhāṣhā—talk; samādhi-sthasya—situated in divine consciousness; keśhava—Shree Krishna, killer of … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #33 – Hiring

Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #32 – Rules !

Chapter 2 verses 52 and 53 – यदा ते मोहकलिलं बुद्धिर्व्यतितरिष्यति | तदा गन्तासि निर्वेदं श्रोतव्यस्य श्रुतस्य च || 52|| yadā te moha-kalilaṁ buddhir vyatitariṣhyati tadā gantāsi nirvedaṁ śhrotavyasya śhrutasya cha yadā—when; te—your; moha—delusion; kalilam—quagmire; buddhiḥ—intellect; vyatitariṣhyati—crosses; tadā—then; gantāsi—you shall acquire; nirvedam—indifferent; śhrotavyasya—to what is yet to be heard; śhrutasya—to what has been heard; cha—and … Read more Leadership Lessons from Bhagavad Gita #32 – Rules !