Collective Leadership

November 30, 2010


Leadership has become a very generic term these days used by everyone to flaunt himself before others. Most connect it to the “social influence”, Corporates also rates and values the candidates on their leadership qualities in interviews. A lot of us confuse leadership with dominance, bossism or holding the flag.

Now if a leader is strict, dominating, propagating his beliefs and ideas and philosophies of life on others. We would need a barge pole to maintain safe distance before as he gets unpredictable. But on the other hand, as also said ” Leadership and Learning are indispensable from each other”. A Leader is a very humble person, who is always ready to serve his team and is easily approachable.

True leaders have a desire to take others to the top with them, and are not afraid of competition. They are not struck with jalousie and panic when some of their followers become leaders themselves. If you are a true leader, you should encourage your followers to become leaders themselves. That is what a true leader is all about.

Leaders are mentors with a servant’s heart, You may be doing well and have a list of people listening to your advices, but that alone does not make you a leader. People are not numbers you can just add on your email list, down line or your company. They are people with dreams and goals like yours. As a true leader, it should be your goal to lead people to where they want to be, very well said by Sylviane Nuccio.

A Leader is a wonderful person who does not lead but invites every other person to lead in a collective team. This way the participation increases and we witness the marvelous and wonderful events taking place and that is how the impossible becomes possible. We can grow horizontally and vertically only when we are collective, united. And I wish everybody becomes a true Collective Leader to understand and participate in the process of Growth.

“To lead people, walk beside them … As for the best leaders, the people do not notice their existence. The next best, the people honor and praise. The next, the people fear; and the next, the people hate … When the best leader’s work is done the people say, ‘We did it ourselves!'” – Lao Tse


Connect the Dots . . .

November 27, 2010

On one side we talk of Supreme Human Beings and on the other we blame the current generation commenting they are going crazy and start doubting the future of our country.

A small exercise defines our aura of positives and negatives around us by listing down 10 names of people we come across other than our family members followed by up an down arrow corresponding to their names where Up arrow identifies the set of people with healthy, inspirational or motivating and on the other hand Down arrow representing the set of people with dominating characteristics, demotivating and subdued personalities. This way one can also identify and analyze their core circle and improve upon..Thus turning all the Dreams into Reality.

Now it also becomes important to connect to the source to which we are born. Our parents, honestly tell me how many of us can answer these questions: Where my father was born, Where did he had his primary education, Where did he go for higher studies, what kind of friend circle he had, Where was his first job and his profile, what salary did he draw, how did he grew in the corporate world establishing his legacy, When did he get married, How did he manage his personal and professional life. When you were young and were adamant how he fulfilled all your demands. So my dear friends to grow further we have to connect to the source first to lead life with a Grace.. Unless we are connected to our source we cannot understand our society we live in..

I met many students in Universities and Business Schools and to my surprise the spark to connect the dots was missing. This is a very concern area. No doubt everybody want a good start in their career and are looking high up in the sky but the basics need to be very clear in their mind, unless a strong foundation is laid we cannot build palaces.. How they would manage their career in the corporates.

We all have come with one expiry date which is unknown so this is the time Awake up friends and start inward journey.

““It has been the way of human beings that he wants to understand everything through reasoning. This is correct on his part because his awareness has not yet awakened. When his awareness is limited and when he is searching the proof of everything through his intellect, it is difficult for him to adopt some other means, which are outside the scope of reasoning”.-Dr N.D.Srivastava


India – The Golden Bird

September 18, 2009

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India is the only society in the world that has never known slavery.

India was the richest country on Earth until the time of British in the early 17th centaury. 

India has never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years.

Robert Clive’s personal wealth amassed from the blunder of Bengal during 1750’s was estimated at around 401,102 pound.

It has been estimated that the total amount of treasure that the British looted from India had already reached 1,000,000,000 pound by 1901.

Taking into consideration interest rates and inflation this would be worth close to 1,000,000,000,000  (1 trillion) pounds in real terms.

India invented the Number System. Aryabhatta invented zero. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size, diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.

The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC.  Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.

The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization.

Christopher Columbus was attracted India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.

The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

In Siddhanta Siromani  (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton.  He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.

Bhaskaracharya II discovered theory of Continued Fraction.

Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.

Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton.

Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.

Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.

Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.

Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta.

Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.

Boudhayana first calculated the value of “pi”, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. This was ‘validated’ by British scholars in 1999.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Sridharacharya propounded quadratic equations in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 1012.

Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.

Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used.

Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.

RigVedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.  This is in fact refers to the speed of light.

The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.

The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created the game of snakes & ladders. It was originally called  ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ’80-tonne’ piece of granite.

Source: Google search – History of India.


World Literacy Day

September 10, 2009

booksSeptember 8th was proclaimed “International Literacy Day” by USESCO on November 17, 1965.

In a world of enormous wealth, in a world in which education and knowledge are the necessary passports to a better life, the scale of illiteracy is truly staggering. It enables individuals to realize their rights as citizens and human beings.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Literacy is not just about reading and writing; it is about respect, opportunity and development.

At the time of freedom we had 18.33% literate population. At present India has 66% literate population in comparision to China that has 70% literate. By 2020 India will actually make it a point to give education access to every Indian and certain steps have already been taken like free education to children to the agegroup of fourteen.


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