I can say this without hesitation. Many of us still lack true self-confidence and self-awareness. We now live in a world that is so outwardly-facing and where self-validation comes externally vs. internally that we've literally reared a generation who has no true sense of self.
Technology is changing the world around us and one of the area where this change is most visible is our relationship with money and payments. Last year debit card payments overtook cash payments in the UK and increasingly card payments are becoming contactless payments.
If you look around, you’d be amazed to see the number of people happily living a mediocre life. If you dare to look within, you might see yourself doing the same.
Relationship between the boss and the sub-ordinate is one of the most important relationships at any point in people's lives.
In 2005, we published an article in University Business on the importance of educational institutions recognizing, listening to and considering the influence and voices of these stakeholders in the academic enterprise: students, parents, communities and employers.
Multi-genre singer/songwriter Natalie Jean attended the recent Grammy awards in Los Angeles as a voting member of NARAS, the record industry’s governing body, and she was singularly impressed by the female empowerment that highlighted the all-day award show event. That empowerment included: former first lady Michelle Obama appearing with four female stars (Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Jennifer Lopez) to talk about how important music has been in their lives; then, Keys leading the outstanding musical performances that also saw legends like Dolly Parton and Diana Ross and then Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga and Janelle Monae bringing down the house.
I had an overwhelmingly gratifying kick-off to my new year! I attended the Global Action against Poverty (GAP), a 3-day event held at Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad. I am really grateful to SVP for providing me with the opportunity to attend full program. In my corporate job, I have taken such opportunities for granted. But thankfully, now my lens has changed, for better! I have come back feeling so deeply inspired that I feel I am a different person today than I was last year. As Ms. Meera Shenoy, Founder of Youth4Jobs, who was also a speaker at GAP, rightly said that the mind automatically switches to reflective mode when you are at Gandhi's humble abode, the Sabarmati Ashram.