Sunday, May 18, 2014

Everyone values quality. It is what qualifies a brand and many times becomes the only thing that does so. Excellent quality, that consumers value, appears to be almost magical. A new watch from that snappy brand or a new laptop from the most fashionable technology giant, adds a hint of fantasy to everyone's life. 

Many organisations are often trying to replicate these results. After all, everyone wants to be the most sought after commodity in their respective markets. Not only organisations, but individuals as well. 

We all wonder, at various points, how can we create magic?

Magic isn't easy to create. Most of it, if not all, lies outside our comfort zones.To reach it, we must push our boundaries and broaden our horizons. We must challenge the status quo and overcome innumerable hurdles. We must strive for excellence. Every thought, action, impulse or decision must be firmly rooted in the concept of excellence. Anything below that should not be tolerated. Yes, it sounds daunting. But then again, for the result to be magical, 'daunting' is a small price to pay.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Passion , inspiration , zeal ,dedication , these are few of the words we often use to describe leadership. All the great leaders of the 20th century, such as Sir Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela. They all are perfect examples to justify this.

However , does the 21st century call for the same kind of leadership that we had witnessed during the 20th ? Every era is believed to have its own set of attributes and challenges . So how is the 21st century leadership different ?

The 21st century encounters opportunities and  difficulties the world has never seen before. Today's dynamic society demands for more leaders. Gone are those days where a mob was merely led by a leader,where the leadership was run on shear autocratic and directive leadership.

The current scenario pushes for leaders to in turn create more leaders, to inspire them , to lead them into believing that they can be more , do more and achieve more. This is the phenomenon of Activating Leadership – a value that AIESEC believes and lives by.

NEXUS – Hyderabad’s Annual Stakeholder’s summit, with its theme as ‘21st Century Leadership’, has taken up the initiative to spread awareness about the current ideology of leadership and the ways in which  it can be evolved to create better leaders.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

"Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost"

Life as we know is dynamic in nature. Everything is in motion. Motion is a sign of life, change and growth. Birds flock and animals wander. What about us? We TRAVEL. We travel to learn, grow and live. We travel to find adventure, for a change and to make memories and tell stories. Let’s look at what a typical traveler will gain by travelling to some other country :

1.Learns new language and culture

Learning a new language and culture is good but living them is even better

2.Makes new friends and builds network

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still stays by your side . It never hurts to make more friends

3.Gets to try new cuisine

Nothing like home cooked meal but our taste buds always have a craving for something new and different, don't they?

4.Learns to adapt to different situations in life

This is one way to put adaptability!

5.Has a lot of stories to tell

6.Looks at life from a different perspective

You never know when the rabbit might turn into a duck. All you need is new perspective

7.Develops understanding and tolerance. Becomes a better person

And the list goes on. The question isn’t, “ Why do you travel? ”, its “ Why don’t you ? ”

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

21st Century Leadership

Leadership is a word , whose frequency of usage has increased with the dawn of 21st century. Leadership means may things to many people. It can simply be defined as “ An act of leading a group ” or it can be personalized and defined as “ Leadership is the capacity to translate vision to reality ” . But leadership in 21st century means “ Positive impact on others and society” .

21st century has brought more changes and challenges than any other millennium before . These changes have changed peoples perspective of leadership.21st century leadership is multidimensional and is based in relationships. It should respond to the unique challenges and opportunities of today. Through shared purposes and aspirations, leadership brings forward new ways of being, knowing and doing, while respecting the developmental nature of the human life .21st Century Leadership is oriented toward being inclusive, collaborative, and of service, to individuals, the social good, and ecological sustainability.

NEXUS is the Annual Stakeholder Summit of AIESEC Hyderabad. It’s an event where all the stakeholders of AIESEC Hyderabad gather to discuss the theme of the event and to network. Our stakeholders include; Alumni , parents , corporate clients ( previous and present ) , Internship participants , partners and NGOs . Our stakeholders are from a wide spectrum, ranging from Social bloggers to HRs. The theme for NEXUS 2014 is “ 21st Century Leadership ”

Saturday, March 8, 2014

AIESEC Hyderabad's Aadhikar-2014

Well speaking in an international perspective, it is well known that the United Nations wing for women called the “UNWomen” is blooming in its core duty, i.e. empowering women globally. The year’s theme for the day is “Equality for women is progress for all”.  Expected to be addressed and attended by Ban Ki-moon, the secretary general of the United Nations. So Women’s day in India is happening and their empowerment seems to be a burning issue. Headlines elsewhere read that “Women’s empowerment in India will take a look at our rich heritage and enlightened societies of the past”, while facing the harsh realities that prevail in modern India. It is quite vivid that women in India have always been treated as a second grade citizen irrespective of fragile promises made by esteemed leaders. The dichotomy of society is something that can only be explained by a refrain from an old Bollywood song: “it happens only in India!”
To have a sneak peek of the hardships faced by Indian women, it is just enough to browse the headlines every morning where each day a new threat emanates threatening their very survival. Right from minor inequality issues to exploding sexual assaults that result in the society tagging them as alive corpses. While there are very few amongst the victims who tend to live a life again unlike the maximum who just survive. When there are cases such like this that shake ones very survival instincts in the Indian society, there are also instances of women who’ve impacted society like no other.  Let’s have a look at the brighter side of the country. Amongst grim happenings with women in India there are also predominant success stories that have been prevailing for quite some time now. The infamous very first IPS officer Kiran Bedi whose ideologies and determination made the country realize the power of a woman. Indra Krishnamurthy Nooyi- The first Indian women to lead the largest beverage business in the world i.e. PepsiCo. Kalpana Chawla, The name defines her achievements which literally were out of this world, etc. Such personalities are present solely to help move the human race ahead.
With Women’s Day today let us benevolently regard the very presence of our mothers, sisters, friends and every woman in this world. It is only humanitarian to believe in the fact that there is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.
Project Adhikaar – An initiative of AIESEC in Hyderabad envisions in Empowering Women all over the city through workshops felicitated by Internationals and Locals, and impacting close to 60,000 people, as we believe in the saying

“You can tell the strength of the Nation by the women behind its men.” 

Friday, February 14, 2014

AIESEC adventure : 1080 hours

1080 hours. You might be wondering what this is about. 1080 hours mean 45 days, 45 days of your life . Not getting too technical but an average human life span is 24000 days. 45 days out of 24000 days sounds pretty small and insignificant right? What if I tell you that you can live your life in those 45 days? What if I tell you that you will have the time of your life in those 45 days? Sounds interesting! Go ahead to find out how. Remember, Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but the number of moments that take our breath away.

 AIESEC provides young students an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial and leadership skills through Global Exchange ( International internship ) . These Global exchange opportunities are centred around social issues, like Human rights, Literacy, Economic growth , Business development etc. This program provided by AIESEC is called Young Global Entrepreneurs Program a.k.a YGEP.

Imagine, instead of spending your summer at home, you could be in a developing country working on a social issue with a team consisting of people like you from various countries. That’s exactly the kind of opportunity AIESEC provides through YGEP. You don’t just get to do an international internship, you get to work on the social issue of your choice.

By participating in YGEP , you will have global exposure which will boost your confidence and enhance the leadership and entrepreneurial skills in you. This is a unique learning opportunity where you can get to learn by contributing and being a change agent in the society. Apart from this you will get to explore and experience a new country and its culture. You will get to make new friends and increase your network. To jot down the points :
  •         Boost your confidence
  •         Enhance leadership and entrepreneurial skills
  •         Be a change agent in the society
  •         Explore and Experience a new country
  •         Increase your network

This doesn’t sound like a bad way to spend your summer, isn’t it? Global exchange will not just help in your personal growth but also your professional growth as well. The person who participates in Global exchange will be certified and will receive 3 certificates  :
  •         Certificate from AIESEC Hyderabad
  •         Certificate from the AIESEC in the country where you work
  •         Certificate from the organization in which you will work

All these certificates are UNO recognized. Now do you believe us when we say you will have a life changing experience in 45days. Live life in 45days . Be an entrepreneur . Be a leader . Be an IMPACT

Register here : 1080 hours
For details, visit :
For details on the projects : YGEP booklet
For further details or queries, contact : +91 9177155111

Monday, February 10, 2014

Ready to Go Global?

AIESEC , the world’s largest youth run organization , works towards transforming the world by providing Global exchange ( International Internship ) opportunities  to undergraduates and recent graduates . Over the years , AIESEC has made a difference in the lives of many individuals by helping them realize their true potential. In a world without barriers, going global seems to be the only way. AIESEC Hyderabad has played its part in making a difference.

Here is what the youth of Hyderabad, who participated in Global exchange , has to say :

Are you ready to have a life changing experience?

Register here : GoGlobal
For further details, contact : +91 9177155111

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

AIESEC : A Synonym of Leadership

AIESEC is a global, non-political ,independent, not-for-profit-organization, run by students and recent graduates of higher education. AIESEC was established in 1948 by a group of individuals from 7 European countries to help develop friendly relations between member countries. Now, present in over 124 countries , AIESEC’s vision is  peace and fulfillment of humankind's potential .

“AIESEC is the world’s largest youth run organization .”

Started in 1986, AIESEC in Hyderabad is one of the oldest chapter of AIESEC India. In its 27 years of existence, AIESEC in Hyderabad has shown excellence and tremendous potential. AIESEC in Hyderabad is also known as The 24*7 Leadership Factory for the promises it has shown and delivered.

AIESEC works towards fulfilling its vision by providing leadership and Global exchange ( international internship ) opportunities. A Global exchange aims at providing global exposure and experience to students and recent graduates which will bring out their true potential and help them advance in their future pursuits.