CEOWORLD article – All You Need is Love: Seven Simple acts for Heart-Led Leadership

Lennon and McCartney wrote the famous Beatles’ song “All You Need Is Love” at the height of the Vietnam war. A live and international television satellite production called “One World” played this song for the first time on June 25, 1967. The primary composer, Lennon, delivered a message that you can resolve everything with love, which is also true for leadership challenges. 

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All You Need is Love: Seven Simple acts for Heart-Led Leadership

CEOWORLD article – Leadership success requires the opposite of I Me Mine

How do you know your teams are empowered? I propose two metrics in this article.

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https://ceoworld.biz/2022/07/19/leadership-success-requires-the-opposite-of-i-me-mine/

Leadership Lessons With The Beatles – A chat with Dr. Shantha Mohan hosted by Dr. Janaki Akella

I had a wonderful conversation about my book with Janaki, my fellow Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering Guindy, and fellow alumna from Carnegie Mellon Univerity. Please give a listen.

Janaki had many thoughtful questions for me, centered mainly around one of the leadership attributes: optimism.

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Unfair Advantages

When I was in high school, the schools in the city had a puzzle master come to each school to entertain the students. The event at my school happened to be the day after the event at my nephew’s school. On the day he came to my nephew’s school, my nephew came home all excited to show off what he learned at the event. He said the man called the students up to the podium to solve riddles on a board. My nephew posed a puzzle. It was not a complex puzzle to solve, but it took some thinking, but we cracked it. The next day when the man came to our school, he posed the same to us. Of course, I recognized it, immediately ran up to the podium before anyone else could, and solved it – thus getting a prize! Would you say that I had an unfair advantage? What if I was a voracious reader of puzzles and had trained myself in solving riddles?

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Keynote on Lifelong Learning at SWE, Pittsburgh

I delivered a keynote at the Society of Women Engineers, Pittsburgh Chapter, on May 14, 2022, as part of the professional development day.

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My answers to three questions

When I mention my recently released book Leadership Lessons with The Beatles, people are curious about the background.

Bruce Rosenstein, Managing Editor of the journal Leader to Leader had three fascinating and insightful questions for me related to the book.

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The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability and Humility

I am delighted to share my article, “The Hidden Powers of Vulnerability and Humility,” published in the prestigious journal “Leader to Leader.”

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Interview – The Guindy Times

I was interviewed by The Guindy Times, the official campus magazine of my alma mater, College of Engineering, Guindy (CEG), AC Tech, and SAP.

Thank you, Guindy Times, and thank you Shalini Devanand!

It is special to be speaking to my alma maters’ paper, and to a current student-interviewer.

Thank you, Aadhya Sujani
Sabreen Sadhak, and Vasanth Natarajan for all the great work you do at The Guindy Times!