Leadership in India: A Need to Keep Pace with India's Growth Story?
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win." - Mahatma Gandhi
This, our FIFTH WHITE PAPER, Leadership in India: A Need to Keep Pace with India's Growth Story? explains our experience of developing leaders in Indian corporations in the context of India's growth story. With recent and projected growth rates to 2020 in GDP of over 7% India is the fastest growing large country in the world. However, if it is going to achieve its potential there are many issues that need to be addressed, not least of which is the development of its leaders. Read more here.
2nd May 2017 - Outlandish Aliens
Greener Grass or Outlandish Alien? Thoughts on 'Leading Across Cultures'
"We should be considerate and cautious, as if approaching the precipice of a deep cliff; as if stepping onto melting ice."
ONCE I HAD a conversation with the leader of an organisation consisting of more than 300 staff from more than 20 nations. He was English and fluent in French, his deputy director was German, his CTO Dutch, and his secretary Hungarian. I asked him what the key was to being a transpersonal leader to such a diverse group. He said, 'Less self'.
Discussions on 'how to achieve less self' then became our ongoing hot topic, as if it were a magnet connecting us to with one another. Interestingly, we all imagine that 'the grass is always greener on the other side'; but when we change the subject from geography to ethnography, 'we' wilfully perceive that we ourselves are correct, while 'they' are wrong; 'we' are from this planet whilst 'they' are alien. Read more here.
25th April 2017 - Globalising Forces
GLOBALISATION IS A WORD that has been part of the corporate world for at least 25 years. Today, knowing that you are ready to lead in a globalised world is a basic requirement. Many forget that it is no longer enough to be fluent in several languages, be flexible in dealing with change, efficient in communication, have a vision for the future and focus on goals. Read more here.