Social Media: Build a Better World

Social Media: Build a Better World. “Social media are a catalyst for the advancement of everyone's rights. It's where we're reminded that we're all human and all equal. It's where people can find and fight for a cause, global or local, popular or specialized, even when there are hundreds of miles between them.” - Queen Rania of Jordan. Social media is catching up aggressively and its significance cannot be underestimated internationally. Individuals and organizations started to depend on this powerful media. Social media played a crucial role during American elections…

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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USA and ISIS: What Next?

As the U.S counter-strikes garners greater momentum, ISIS has begun training its militants to fly war planes, considered a major leap forward in combating the U.S forces. The London based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported ISIS to be in possession of three warplanes in Northern Syria. More than over a month since Obama went vocal with his aim to "degrade and ultimately destroy ISIS", the ground situations has worsened, with every passing day drudging even deeper into oblivion. At the base of it, the problem lies not in the…

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Bokoharam Tale of Horror

That night was unusual, the ethereal attribute of the night engulfed Chibok, drowning it’s remnants into an abyss of sorrow and despair. At the stroke of mid-night Chibok, a small town in Borno State lost 300 “protectors of culture” into the hands of the Islamist militant group, Bokoharam. The sectarian violence perpetuated by Bokoharam now seems imperishable, having no scope of reversal. Since 2002 Nigeria has been the victim to huge scale mass killing, abduction, kidnapping at the hands of the Islamist militant group Bokoharam- etymologically “No Western Education”. In…

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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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Leadership Skills for Indian Students

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader”. John Quincy Adams. There are mushrooming leadership development programs for students in the developed countries to impart leadership skills and abilities in students. Some prestigious international universities have customized training programs including Harvard Business School offering degrees in the domain of leadership. However, there are no such initiatives and courses in India despite being the second largest populated country in the world with the highest number of young population. In fact,…

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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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Soft Leadership and Youth for Peace and Prosperity

"We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead." William Arthur Ward. Leadership is a widely talked about subject internationally. It gives lots of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration to many readers. However, it is highly challenging to practice it. Anybody can talk about leadership from outside but to get into leadership role and walk the talk is easier said than done. It is…

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Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa

“It would not be right to compare me to Gandhi. None of us could equal his dedication or his humility. He showed us it’s necessary to brave imprisonment if truth and justice were to triumph over evil.” Nelson Mandela. With the passing of Nelson Mandela on December 5, 2013, the world has lost one of the towering personalities of the 20th century. He is known to the world not as a black leader but as a global leader who made a significant difference to the world with his convictions to…

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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,…