By Somali K Chakrabarti
Blogging as a trend is on the rise, with blogs increasingly emerging as a mainstream media platform.
Whereas earlier the Blogosphere in India was heavily dominated by men, but now many women students, homemakers and working women are also entering the blogging arena. The availability of blogging platforms, formation of blogging communities and the widespread use of social media, make it very easy to start a blog.
The ability to express oneself creatively through blogging is a reason that draws many people towards blogging. Blogging provides a means of personal development.
Not only that, some skills acquired from blogging can also be put to use in one’s professional life. Let’s have a look:
By Bhudeb Chakrabarti
Leadership is the projection of personality; It is a combination of persuasion, compulsion and example that makes other people do what the leader wants them to do. ~ Field-Marshal Sir William Slim, outstanding British and Allied commanders of World War II.
What is Leadership?
Leading is the art of influencing and motivating people to perform in a manner to achieve a common goal. The sum total of a leader’s roles, tasks and responsibilities and interpersonal influences constitutes leadership.
A leader should not only be intelligent (with general problem-solving capacity), but should also possess high integrity and character, equally concerned with ends (doing the right thing) and means (doing rightly).
Effective leaders have to work ceaselessly, and communicate with the people to motivate them in an efficient manner.
What makes a Leader Effective?
Numerous studies have been conducted and considerable amount of research has been done to find out how a leader becomes effective. Various theories have been postulated from time to time to zero in on the factors that influence the effectiveness of leaders. Read more
The year is 2060. Occasion is your funeral. Your friend is preparing an eulogy for you. What would you want him/ her to say?
As odd or morbid as the question may sound, you’ll be surprised to know that this is one of the assignments given in the Leadership program at the London Business School.
Not as easy as it seems, it takes a lot of introspection to come up with the eulogy, in the process making one reflect on different aspects of life ranging from career, to family, friends and society in general.
Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards. [Tweet this]
Going ahead in time, and planning life backwards can help us to understand what really matter to us, how we would want people to remember us.
Several thoughts had crossed my mind as I sat to attempt the assignment.
Life is a finite resource
First, it served as a strong reminder that our life has an expiry date, post which we live through the memory of our family and friends.