Tag: Dr. R. Balasubramaniam

Exercising leadership to create a new Economic Order
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Exercising leadership to create a new Economic Order

January 6, 2020

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam There is so much talk today about the GDP and the economy not doing well across the political and business spectrum in the country. Discussions about the falling sales of cars, the sluggish real estate sector and NPAs of banks dominate the headlines.  If you look at the narrative around the…

Listening to Lead…
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Listening to Lead…

December 23, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Leadership is a process of listening, interpreting what we listen to, and then intervening with the appropriate action. Most people equate intervention and action as the expression of leadership without recognising that socially productive leadership action can be optimal only when they are based on deep listening that goes beyond its…

Deputy CM flags off ‘Walk Within-2019’
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Deputy CM flags off ‘Walk Within-2019’

December 22, 2019

100 people from India and abroad to walk through 40 villages in 8 days Mysuru: ‘Walk Within-2019’, a unique walk of discovery, hope and inspiration organised by Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) and Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) commenced this morning from the SVYM V-Lead campus in Hebbal here. The eight-day walk will cover…

Driven by a Higher Purpose
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Driven by a Higher Purpose

December 9, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa used to narrate a parable to explain how strong our yearning for God needs to be.  He spoke of a disciple who used to repeatedly ask his teacher, “Sir, please tell me how I can see God.”   After a few days of being repeatedly pestered by the disciple,…

Being a Complete Leader
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Being a Complete Leader

November 25, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam I was meeting up with an old friend after several years and we decided to catch up with each other over coffee.  This friend had worked as a Senior Adviser in his Government before moving on to work in the private sector.  He was narrating his experience of working with two…

Leadership Crucibles
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Leadership Crucibles

November 11, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam One question that people keep asking me is what prompted me to start Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) when I was just 19 years of age.  What was it that may have prompted me to do what was considered non-conformist during the eighties?  I have thought about this a lot and…

Leading in the Here and Now…
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Leading in the Here and Now…

October 28, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Mindfulness and living in the present are words that are thrown around so commonly that no conversation on stress-free living, meditation or wellness is complete without using them.  It is increasingly becoming ‘cliché’ to use them and one is surprised at how little people actually know about this or how useful…

Leading by understanding the ‘SELF’
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Leading by understanding the ‘SELF’

October 14, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam A few months ago, I saw a tweet from a recently elected Member of the Parliament (MP) expressing his happiness at the address of the Prime Minister to the newly-elected members.  In his address, Prime Minister Modi reminded the MPs that being an MP should not be seen as a position…

Exercising total  leadership
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Exercising total leadership

September 23, 2019

What we saw was not just ‘Authentic Leadership’ but a combination of ‘Crisis Leadership,’ ‘Political Leadership’ and ‘Total Leadership’ By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam. If there was any recent event that attracted more eyeballs than a cricket match that India played in, it was the watching of the final stages of Chandrayaan-2 (Moon Mission) on Sept. 6,…

Leading through adversities
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Leading through adversities

September 9, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Manikarnika (name changed both for privacy and security reasons) was a lively sixteen-year-old studying in a College near her village which was located 200 kms from the State capital of a Eastern State of India. Being a tribal girl was not easy and she was lucky to have a father who…

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