Before telescope was invented, we could not see millions of stars in the cosmos. In fact, we were completely ignorant of their existence. The stars were always there! We did not have the lens to see them, till Hans Lippershey from Netherlands invented telescope in 1608. Or till Galileo turned his self-designed telescope towards the heaven.
Just like telescope, we need the right lens to see aspects that are otherwise invisible or considered non-existent in our surroundings or people around us.
Several years ago, I lamented to my boss… “Oh! wish I could write like you, it’s so tough, how do you express yourself so well”. He said, “Have you tried writing, expressing yourself? How do you know if you have never tried?”
He encouraged me to give it a shot. He proofread some of initial drafts. He assured me that I am on the right path, I gradually gained confidence and started writing more. He saw the potential in me by using the right lens, the lens of possibility!
The question for us to ponder is what lens are we using when looking at ourselves, our teams, or the situation we are dealing with.
Are we using the right telescope? Is it the telescope of possibilities or constraints?
The telescope that we use will likely decide the stars we see or don’t see!
At the outset, I would like to thank you for stopping by my Blog.
I believe that there is nothing right or wrong in this world. What’s right in this moment and context may be wrong in another moment and context. This belief has inspired me to name my blog ‘Perspectives’.
Perspectives is a platform for me to share my experiences, thoughts and perspectives on various subjects. You may have a different point of view. I look forward to hearing them, these are the triggers for rich and deep conversations.
On personal front, I live in Mumbai, India. I love to read; Somerset Maugham and Nevil Shute are my favorite authors. My favorite books are The Razor’s Edge, Mrs. Craddock, Chequer Board and Gone with the Wind. I am thankful to my father who inculcated the habit of reading in me early on.
I am also passionate about traveling, I have been to most parts of India and to several countries across the globe.
On professional front, I work in Human Resources function. Over two and half decades, I have worked across multiple industries and cultures. I focus on Leadership Development, Talent Management, Visioning and Culture, Large-scale change, Employee Listening & Engagement, Employee Well-being, Inclusive work culture, HR effectiveness, Behavior and Mind-set shifts through sustained interventions
I currently lead Organization Effectiveness Function for Aditya Birla Group, a $44.3 billion conglomerate with 120000 employees across 35 countries.
I sincerely hope that you will enjoy reading my blog. I look forward to your thoughts and suggestions.
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