Amma’s transformation … in the blink of an eye

My mother underwent cataract surgery last Thursday. Cataract surgery is probably the safest and quickest of surgeries performed anywhere in the world. Ofcourse it has to be done by a competent doctor, but there is negligible risk and its easy for the patient. Not so when the patient is my mother :):). Amma has not … Read more Amma’s transformation … in the blink of an eye

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

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 10 – Fear

Through the Bhagavad Gita, I feel Lord Krishna tries to remove the two biggest fears that human beings have – the fear of death and the fear of the unknown. In several verses, he keeps re-inforcing the message of the soul being immortal and just the body dying. This is verse 20 of Chapter 2 … Read more Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita 10 – Fear

Fear of failure

Twenty four years back, I attended the first MILT convention at Bangalore, called “Sangam”. Krishnan and I had been married a few months then, and (late) Reddy’s wedding gift was our trip to Bangalore and attending the convention. There were several technical papers presented and one of them was on “fear” and how to be … Read more Fear of failure

The Vivekananda series ….. 5. Daring

This is one of my personal favorites and I love the topic – daring …. Many of us live safe and secure lives, never pushing the boundaries on anything – whether education or work or experiences. Every child is born courageous, and we as parents and more mature individuals introduce fear and limits, clipping the … Read more The Vivekananda series ….. 5. Daring