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 ? ”