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Through the educational system, one learns technical competence, but delivering results on the ground requires one to have human/ personal/ mindset competence along with the necessary technical competence.

Suppose, somebody has got the technical competence and he does not have the personal/ mindset competence, will […]

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How did America create its great universities? Through endowments.  That too was high leverage money. That money went into endowments and endowments went into research. That research went into profound contributions and then it came back into society. That was the cycle and that was why that money had such a multiplier effect […]

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Why is there e.g. a corrupt police force, a corrupt judiciary, with people behaving in whatever way they please? Why are there so many failures everywhere?

At the heart of the whole thing is the fact that we are an acquisitive society. There is a deep belief that one has to […]

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The central challenge that industries face is not so much knowledge or competencies in terms of skills, capacities, etc. Competencies are imparted quite well in our country, through the educational system. Alternatively, people are also able to develop the necessary skills or competencies on the job. So, that is not really where the […]

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There are some people who are ‘natural’ in what they do. There is nothing forced, nothing artificial, because their being is flowing into function.  For example, with Sachin Tendulkar: very often they say he is playing in ‘flow’. The word flow means that his ‘being is flowing into function’ (refer being […]

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There are three critical shifts that take place when we shift from ‘performing’ to ‘contributing’.

The first shift: “How I measure?”
In performance, one measures through ‘evaluation’; it is about ‘evaluating’ and ‘sifting’. In contribution, one measures through ‘evolution’; it is about ‘diagnosing’ and ‘evolving’. This allows […]

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To create Value is to create ‘human impact’, ‘functional impact’ and ‘larger impact’.

Consider the following scenarios:

First, suppose one creates only functional impact, (achieving results, at the cost of human beings), then ultimatley, one destroys value. This happens typically when people are only process-oriented/ function-oriented. They kill […]

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Purpose may take on many forms. For example, on one hand, it may be in the form of a specific externally-driven outcome, such as a target in a company. On the other hand, it may be a very deep inner purpose, such as working for the good of society.

The deeper […]

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What is the difference between ‘doing’ and ‘taking responsibility’? The work is the same. What happens differently?

When one takes on responsibility, a big shift takes place. The activity being the same, the vision of it changes.

In reality, there is a sense of responsibility at the core, and […]

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In an activity, the focus is on ‘task’, ‘process’, and sometimes even ‘deliverables’. On the other hand, in contribution, the focus is on meeting the ‘human outcome’ by designing solutions to challenges that come along the way.

Very often you will find that in service-based organizations, people are […]

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