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Corporate Governance and Ethical Leadership

"There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle; Science without humanity; Business without ethics". Mahatma Gandhi. When you evaluate the reasons for the collapse of global companies such as Enron, Tyco, Lehman Brothers, WorldCom, Global Crossing, and Indian company Satyam Computers, it is obvious that there was a complete disregard for ethics in their leaders. There is a need to emphasize ethics to ensure corporate governance.   Corporate governance means how companies can be controlled…

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Build Your Leadership Brand

"Your personal brand is a promise to your clients... a promise of quality, consistency, competency, and reliability."  Jason Hartman. These are the days of branding to stand out from others. As every individual has a name, you must also have a brand for yourself to stand out from others. It serves as an image and helps you personally, professionally and socially to provide meaning to your life. Here is how you build your brand.     Adopt ABCDE of Branding Where A stands for anchoring your aspirations and expectations to…

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Non-Performing Assets of the UN

"A manager's task is to make the strengths of people effective and their weakness irrelevant--and that applies fully as much to the manager's boss as it applies to the manager's subordinates." Peter Drucker. "Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people." John Rockefeller. In a classic definition, what does Non-Performing Asset (NPA) mean? A classification used by financial institutions that refer to loans that are in jeopardy of default. Once the borrower has failed to make interest or principal payments for 90 days,…

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Brand-Naming the Political-UN

“If the United Nations is a country unto itself, then the commodity it exports most is words.” Esther B. Fein. “In the 21st century, I believe the mission of the United Nations will be defined by a new, more profound awareness of the sanctity and dignity of every human life, regardless of race or religion. Mr. Kofi Annan is a Ghanaian diplomat, seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, 2001. I have been both a participant and a facilitator in a local senior citizens workshop to…

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UN vs Press Freedom

On 29 April 2010, UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, made these Remarks at observance of World Press Freedom Day: Thank you, Mr. Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for DPI, Excellency Dr Mohamad; Acting President of the GA, Your Excellency Ambassador Monteiro Lima; Chair of COI, President of UNCA, Mr Pioli; Ms Alfsen of UNESCO, Excellencies, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great pleasure to be here for our annual observance of World Press Freedom Day. Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration…

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UN Whistle-Blower Protection

This is a quick review of a UN Whistle-Blower Protection case through the Prism of Law of Dharma.  Order number 19 (NY/2010) of the UN Disputes Tribunal, 3 Feb 2010, Wasserstrom vs UN Secretary-General. “You have a right to action/work; but not to its fruits (results). Don’t be motivated by rewards/results, nor become a prisoner of inaction.” Bhagavad Gita, ch. 2/47. Salutaions: Bravo Judge Adams, of UNDT, for helping to restore some signs of independence, hope and trust in the new avatar of the UN Internal Justice System! Introduction: Indeed,…

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Dynamics of Life with Justice

A Great Show Ever - Dynamics of Life with Justice. Life as lived is as good as the values that are supported by the four elements of Purusasthas, Sanskrit term for life’s purpose – Upanishad statement. One may not know whether Albert Einstein was a believer or not, but his discovery or self-realization that there is spirit in the universe that manifests in varied ways, colors, forms and names is fundamental to our understanding of the dynamics of life and the relationships on this planet. Similarly, anyone who listened, and…

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Davos Videos – Rethink, Redesign, Rebuild

The theme of the Davos meeting this year was “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild". How timely for the economic and financial domains, considering the recent melt down of the global financial systems and the ensuing ripple effects on many industries and businesses; even more timely for the social, cultural and moral domains considering the break down of values, the absence of justice, freedom, security and democracy in many corners of our planet. Here are some of the highlight videos from this year, 2010, annual meeting…

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Rule of Law – Rule of Dharma

“Towards a just, secure and peaceful world governed by the rule of law” is the theme of a new UN website: UN Rule of Law. The theme of the World Economic Forum, Davos 27-31 January 2010, is “Improve the State of the World: Rethink, Redesign and Rebuild” (with trust). What the Davos theme tells the world is that much of what is needed for a well-balanced well-ordered society (of which the corporate world is but a part) has broken, and that there has been a deficit and erosion of “trust”.…

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Alchemy of Change and Courage

"Become yourself the change that you want to see in others and in the world." Mahatma Gandhi. Having reviewed the judgements/decisions of the newly established UN Disputes Tribunal (July-Dec 2009) and having analysed the fundamentals of UN reform in three broad sectors – operations/administration; human resources/human assets management; and the area of geo-politics, I would probably suppose what the next logical step should be to think deeply how this whole change/transformation exercise can finally unfold. The UN reform itself has been a hot topic for many years of discussions, deliberations,…

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UN Reform – Unleashing Human Potential

The UN Reform exercise has been the subject of global deliberations and debates for a long long time, but many in the public may not fully understand or be able to grasp or appreciate what has really been achieved thus far and how these have changed the way things are going to be! No one would disagree that the UN at its 60+ age needs to change and become mature enough to reflect the present day world. It cannot be allowed to suffer from chronic neurosis, of living in the…

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UN Regional Integration

The United Nations has five regional commissions that perform the critical function of bridging the gap between the UN headquarters in New York and the UN program delivery at the country level. The UN regional commissions perform the missing-link regional functions in order to remedy a traditional yet still challenging weakness in the UN, that is regional integration for social and economic development. However, the UN regional commissions have many challenges of their own; funding, coherence and coordination are among these challenges. We will review these challenges after a brief…

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UN Reform Initiatives

The UN Reform became a key issue after Boutros Ghali assumed office as the 6th UN Secretary General, 1992-96.  In 1992, Boutros Ghali restructured the UN  Secretariat, consolidated many programs into the Department for Economic and Social Development and issued a major reform plan for Peace and Security; Agenda for Peace. In 1992-1996, a series of landmark international conferences took place under th auspices of the UN that set new policy standards, including: The Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, 1992. View Link… The World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna,…