Being open and vulnerable can help leaders and their teams remove their masks and reveal their true selves. It also encourages everyone to become more self-aware of their strengths and areas they could adjust, which in turn can lay the groundwork for new learnings by setting goals—but not just any goals.
Emotional intelligence is the leadership tool that can ignite creativity, strengthen relationships, and make the workplace inclusive and equal.
The governments—central and states—as well as society, particularly influencers, literary figures and religious leaders must come forward and actively work on closing yawning gaps between ‘haves and have nots’ of the country, indeed worldwide, before we reach a point when the oppressed ones just cannot tolerate the discrimination any longer.
Storytelling is a key part of our shared human experience. It has long connected people across cultures and brought together groups who may seem like they have nothing in common, through tales of success and learnings. But what is often forgotten is the power of storytelling, especially in business.
It is time for ‘Corporate India’ to move away from ideals set up by ‘Corporate America’; those ideals might work for the Americans, but are not compatible with Indian values.
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