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We have no dearth of opportunity in this country.

Barely ten years ago the situation was very different. At that time the gap was in opportunity. But today there is no dearth of “opportunity”, there is a gap in “capability”. There is no dearth of “graduates”, but there is a gap in terms of peoples’ […]

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There is a gap between the individual aspirations and domain skills. The know-how space ties these two spaces through master paths / streams.

Know- how is not equal to capability. It is a mixture of capability and action.

For example, ‘project management’ is not a capability. It is an orientation, it also includes preferences or […]

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Those who contribute, feel confident. Those who don’t contribute only chase power and position. This is what you find in many places – people who are doing nothing and are not contributing, the people with maximum ego, maximum power and position: they are the ones with maximum blockage to new ideas.

Someone who has contributed […]

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There is a fundamental difference between a Resume and a Contribution Story. Companies pay for contribution stories and not resumes. During the interviews, the candidate is tacitly pictured in the contribution spaces at the company to see if the person fits into that or not. If the candidate sees the space then the interview is […]

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There are extrinsic and intrinsic factors that affect career decisions. As long as you are extrinsic, you are going to be victims of an environment that shapes you. It is not that extrinsic stuff is not required, but a question of what you keep at the center. If the core is shifted, then you are […]

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Career is a notion

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Most careers are ineffable, which is why people talk “about” careers. A career is a notion; it is a non-specific, unclear, vague idea.

Because it is a vague idea, people impose upon it the meaning that they think they can, at every point in time in the journey. For example, if I say I want […]

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The four levels of action

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The I-Become Initiative is an effort to engage with this challenge at the following four levels of action:

Level 1: At the level of giving students a new vision of themselves as evolutionary beings – not merely “static graduates”.

Level 2: At the level of career visibility for students – so that they make more […]

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The Career Design Frame is the promise of maximal fulfillment of the individual and in the collective context, simultaneously fulfilling the collective purposes

One powerful example of reframing was the use of the “Be-Do-Have” model – a formalization of the set of aspirations typically sought in careers. This model was found to be extremely […]

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From an individual perspective, the individual has to shift from an “acquisition mode” (of thinking in terms of acquiring some skills, acquiring a job, acquiring some degree, acquiring money, etc.) to “becoming”.

When you are “acquiring” you remain at the level of transaction and money in a job. But when you “become” you will become […]

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Not more than 5-7% of an organization takes true responsibility for getting various things done. It is not that the rest of the people are not working, but they are not contributing.

There seems to be a difference between working and contributing. Organizations are winners because they seem to have a very powerful group of […]

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