Tag: Leadership Lessons for Daily Living

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…

Leadership is Risky Business
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Leadership is Risky Business

August 12, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Traditional thinking associates leadership with authority and it is intuitively interpreted as having the power to lead people and organisations to bring about the change that one desires. Occupying positions of authority reinforces this understanding and people start relying more and more on the ‘power’ that goes with the position.   Over…

Leading to Mobilise…
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Leading to Mobilise…

July 29, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam When one reads the several tweets that are flooding the social media space about the ongoing political drama in the State of Karnataka, one worries on how people are interpreting ‘Leadership’ and how they see the State being led.  While one party cries foul and blames the selfish positioning of the…

Doing one thing at a time…
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Doing one thing at a time…

July 15, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam It is indeed amazing to see how people are constantly rushing ahead with their lives. All of them seem to be in such an undue haste. Very few actually stop, take a pause and ask themselves why they are in such an undue hurry. It seems as though man is engaged…

Measuring Leadership Outcomes
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Measuring Leadership Outcomes

July 1, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Leadership and leadership outcomes are indeed difficult to define and measure. Though there is a lot of literature on this subject, the fact remains that very little is actually known. Though many yardsticks have been developed to measure leadership outcomes, some of the widely accepted ones are answers to the following…

Leading with Equanimity
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Leading with Equanimity

June 17, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam The results of the recent general elections have seen several people rejoicing while many others sulking or depressed. While it is easy to share the sweetness of success, it is how one responds to the pressure of failure that can bring out the leader in a person. While this is easier…

Yajamana Kempiah & leading in the present
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Yajamana Kempiah & leading in the present

June 3, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Leadership is indeed a very much used and abused word. From Mahatma Gandhi to Hitler to the mafia don, everyone is called a ‘leader’. I have always believed that Leadership is innate within every individual and one only needs to manifest this.  One has to call upon our inner resources and…

Leadership lessons from a Tribal Chieftain
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Leadership lessons from a Tribal Chieftain

May 20, 2019

By Dr. R. Balasubramaniam Mudalimadiah is a very senior and respected chieftain of the Kadukuruba tribe. Though I have known him since the time I went to Brahmagiri in 1987, we got to be close friends only after 1996. This was the time we had started engaging with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) about…

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