Showing posts from June, 2012

Adaptability Makes us Great -Two Opinions

This is a monthly column on becoming a great human being and has two opinions on the subject from western and eastern part of the world namely Michael Thallium from Spain and Dr Amit Nagpal from India. Michael Thallium, Spain When I look back I see that adaptability has been a constant feature in my life, especially in the last 20 years. As they say, “There is nothing as constant as change”, but I would also add that if “change” is constant, adaptability is balancing and leads you to greatness.  In my case, one of the things that most contributed to increase my adaptability was learning languages, which in the end led me to “travelling”. I remember the first time I was abroad, back in 1991. I went to Hamburg in Germany, and that was one of the turning points in my life. The Berlin Wall, at least the physical barrier, was no longer there. I remember that, when I arrived in Hamburg, I expected to meet tall, blond, blue-eyed German people, just the stereotype I had see

Women and Personal Brand Storytelling

From Facebook queen Mari Smith, to LinkedIn Diva Lori Ruff, to globally renowned social media experts Kim Garst and Shelly D Kramer, women have taken global social media by the storm.  In so many ways, social media is a boon for the modern woman. She has all the qualities that are needed to be successful on social media and develop a powerful personal brand. Personal branding is all about communication, be it through blogs/micrblogs, speaking, authoring books or forming an emotional connect in relationships. Women have collaborative spirit, patience to nurture relationships and it goes without saying that women have always been better communicators than men.  ( Tweet This )  If not convinced still, then read on:- 1) Demonstrate your Thought Leadership Women being more sensitive are often more creative. Thought leadership is all about coming up with creative ideas. Recently a friend told me, “When men walk into my office, they look so tired, it is women who bring th

Dr Ram Dhurjaty-Of Patents, Pilot(ing) and Physics

Vasudhaiv Kutumbkam * Interview Series (Global Leaders who have Enlarged, Excelled and Evolved into Global Personal Brands) Dr Ram Dhurjaty is a man of 4 Ps viz Passion, Patents, Pilot(ing) and Physics. He has 14 patents issued in his name and is working for more. He holds an MS from Yale University and a PhD from IIT Bombay. He is currently President,   Dhurjaty   Electronics Consulting, LLC, (Medical Device System Architecture, Analog and Power Electronics ). He is an innovator-thought leader and a Global Personal Brand.  For more visit Please explain your concept of 3Cs of leadership. 3 Cs stand for Credibility, Competence and Compassion. Credibility has to do with integrity. Say what you do and do what you say. If your life is an open book, you should not be ashamed of it. Once credibility is established a leader needs to be competent. I will explain. A leader should understand his domain and, more importantly understand his or

What is Transformational Leadership

Two Perspectives on Transformational Leadership Dr. Janet Smith Warfield, Florida, USA  and Dr. Amit Nagpal, New Delhi, India Dr Janet Smith Warfield's Perspective “The next Buddha might not be an individual. It might be a group” Thich Nhat Hanh A MetaHub of a dozen brilliant, talented, aware women have self-organized out of Barbara Marx Hubbard’s Agents of Conscious Evolution Mentors, , to dialog about any subject any of them wants to discuss. The topics are not about hair styles or the latest fashions. They are about how to heal ourselves, how to heal our planet, and how to co-create harmony, resonance, and alignment with one another. Each speaks into the circle from her heart. Each listens deeply to the others’ words. New ears and perspectives hear the information offered into the circle. New speakers add their own nuances, perspectives, and understandings. Ultimately, the dialog carries everyone to a clearer and more e

Twitter and the Dictator-A Humourous Story

Once upon a time, there was a small island called “Euphoria.” It was a small and peaceful country and the citizens lived a life of bliss. Not only the literacy rate was 100 %, even the social media literacy rate was 100 % too. Everyone was especially fond of Twitter. One day the democratic government was thrown out in a coup and the Dictator Hellonavich took over and declared himself as the President. Keeping in mind, the popularity of Twiiter, Hellonavich issued the following President’s order to the citizens:- President’s Order (to residents of Euphoria) All citizens must comply with the following regulations, else they shall be sent on exile. 1)      All citizens must follow the President on Twitter @Hellonavich. Even infants should have a Twitter account (managed by the parents). The number of Followers would be used for census purposes and anyone who does not follow will be treated as a rebel. 2)      All citizens must retweet (RT) the President’s content at

Thought Leadership and Personal Branding

Japan and India- Two Angles Peter Sterlacci-View from Japan 4 Driving Tips to be a Thought Leader It should be no surprise that 'personal branding' is quickly becoming a household term. The current global economy combined with the huge role social media plays in our daily lives demands that each one of us considers how we can stand out amongst all others who offer similar skills, talents, and backgrounds.  Of course our credentials still have value as they are the table-stakes that anyone must have for a specific job or position. But, it is our character, our personal brand that ultimately gets us recognized.  One of the ways we demonstrate our personal brand is through thought-leadership. Our resume might tout our expertise but in the day of Web 2.0 people are looking online for how we communicate our expertise, knowledge, and brand message.  Being a 'Driver' not just a 'Passenger' So how do you use your personal brand to drive discussi