Globalization: Ideological Construction or Evident Reality

Is globalization actually happening? Globalization: Ideological Construction or Evident Reality? No sooner has academician and local commentators seem to argue that globalization was changing everything in today’s world, that it became fashionable to proclaim the ‘end of globalization’ or the ’death of globalization’ post 9/11. However, this debate about globalization remains quite unfathomable and hence above questions unanswered. Globalization, as argued, is a slippery and dangerous yet most important buzzword of our times. It is slippery because it can have multiple meanings and can be used in multiple ways. It…

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ILO Freedom of Association

Core International Labour Organization Convention on the “Freedom of Association and Protection of the Right to Organise” 1948 (No. 87) - The Stand of the Government of India and Arguments in favour of its Ratification. Introduction: International Labour Organization (ILO) The International Labour Organization has its origins at the end of the First World War, in 1919 (as part of the Treaty of Versailles) to ensure social justice. It is a unique tripartite system of organization, bringing together governments, employers and workers in its executive bodies. The constitution of the…

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Vision to Build Global Leaders

"I shall pass this way but once. Therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again." William Penn. Recently the prestigious international publication, the UN Post, featured my interview in which I shared my passion and vision to build one million people as leaders. I decided to explore it further to provide clarity as to how to accomplish my vision. Here goes the break-up of my blueprint on my passion, vision, execution…

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Religion and Love to Achieve World Peace

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” William Gladstone. Currently we have too many religions in the world. Some of the people from their religious faith believe that their religion is superior to others leading to conflicts and terrorism globally. People must learn that all these different religions are different means to reach God. Mahatma Gandhi once remarked, “The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” It…

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Messenger of Non-Violence and World Peace

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi. The United Nations observes October 2nd as ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who spread the message of non-violence and peace globally. He led India’s freedom struggle on the tenets of truth and non-violence. He showed to the world that independence can be achieved through non-violent means. As a result, there are a number of followers of Mahatma Gandhi globally across the countries and communities. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)…

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The Key to World Peace

We all want peace and happiness for ourselves. The wise among us desire peace and happiness for all; they feel concerned about conflicts and wars anywhere in the world. International leaders and philosophers have said and written volumes on the subject of World Peace. Yet how World Peace eludes us!   Some think it is poverty or want that is at the root of conflicts, but even prosperous nations have had internal conflicts. Some say, it is the lack of education, but literacy does not guarantee values, either. Religionists may…

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Universal Brotherhood for International Peace

"A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace." - Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education   The United Nations observed International Day of Peace on September 21, 2013. For the first time, this year this day is exclusively dedicated…

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Build Leaders Around You to Make a Difference

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike. When you look at political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela; business leaders like Jack Welch and Steve Jobs; and religious leaders like Jesus, Buddha, Prophet Muhammad, and Gurunanak they excelled as great leaders as they have left their legacies for others during their lifetimes by building leaders around themselves. In fact, true leaders build leaders around themselves during…

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Mahatma Gandhi – Soft Leadership

“Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I led a webinar on “Soft Leadership: A New Leadership Perspective” organized by International Leadership Association on August 29, 2012. When I explained my new leadership concept - soft leadership, and the soft leaders who must contain 11 C’s, one of the participants asked a question, “Is there any leader in the world who possesses all C’s?” I replied, “Yes, there was one leader who had all the 11 C’s such as character, charisma,…

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International Leadership

Q: How do you define leadership? A: Leadership is the ability to lead from the front by setting an example. It is the process of setting vision, building teams, making decisions, motivating people and aligning their energies and efforts to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.   Q: What is the difference between managers and leaders? A: Managers are missionaries while leaders are visionaries. Managers think within the box while leaders think outside the box. Managers know how to climb the ladder while the leaders know how to place the ladder…

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Human Situation in Globalized World

"Man is, at one and the same time, a solitary being and a social being. As a solitary being, he attempts to protect his own existence and that of those who are closest to him, to satisfy his personal desires, and to develop his innate abilities. As a social being, he seeks to gain the recognition and affection of his fellow human beings, to share in their pleasures, to comfort them in their sorrows, and to improve their conditions of life." Albert Einstein, born on the 14th of March, 1879,…

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Human Resources Key to Economic Progress

The quality of human resources has a strong influence on the ability of societies, enterprises and governments to properly identify and analyse problems, to realistically and imaginatively envisage the future and to craft plans for achieving goals and objectives. The ingredients of high quality human resources are expert knowledge and skills, capacity for knowledge acquisition, analytical capacity, ability to communicate and creative adaptive responsibilities. All of these are necessary in the evolving socio-economic development situation of Caribbean countries. All impinge upon the ability of the Caribbean to remain internationally competitive…