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From the CEO/MD’s desk

Lieutenant General Arjun Ray, PVSM, VSM (Retd.)CEO/MD
Indus Trust

In a volatile and uncertain world, innovation is the #1 leadership and spiritual competency. While most people are creative, only a few – just a few are innovative. There is a big difference between creativity and innovation and creativity.

To be creative is to come up with original ideas. This is a god-given gift and is part of the human DNA. On the other hand, innovation is the application of ideas and one’s imagination, to either solve problems creatively, or transform organizations and society. About 1% leaders have this ability.

The good news is that you can become part of the 1%, because innovation is learnable. To be innovative, one must develop a separate set of companion competencies, particularly empathy, critical-thinking and risk-taking.

There are many ways to acquire these competencies. However, the experiential approach is practical and sustainable, i.e,

  • Deep reading
  • Community service
  • Challenging goals

Make a beginning!

 

With warm regards,