Irrespective of how fast we drive, there will be people ahead of us. Irrespective of how slow we drive, there will be people behind us.
It’s pointless competing with others on a road! Compete we must, but with self, not others!
There are stretches of road that are smooth, like carpeted floor. And stretches that are full of potholes. Stretches that are well-lit, and ones that are dark and lonely. Neither last forever…
Happiness and difficulties are part of life. Key is to stay humble when riding through the smooth patches and muster courage & resilience when faced with seemingly unending rough patch.
Roads are interconnections; between man, machine and systems. If one element falters, everything gets impacted. Think of a time when a traffic light stopped worked (during rush hours??) And the chaos it created.
In life we tend to believe we are independent; our belief that we can control things around us. Independence is myth. We live in web of deeply interdependent connections. The sooner we recognize the dependencies, the faster we break our illusions!
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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