Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer. He has been called the “Father of Observational Astronomy” and also the “Father of Modern Science”. Galileo studied speed and velocity, gravity and free fall along with the principle of relativity, inertia, projectile motion and also worked in applied science and technology. He invented the thermoscope and various military compasses.
Galileo is probably most known as the person who first introduced the concept of Sun being at the center of our solar system. This also got him in trouble with the Roman Church, which until then were his greatest supporters. He was tried by the Inquisition and found to be a heretic and forced to recant! He was put under house arrest for the rest of his life. It is during this time that he wrote his final book, Two New Sciences.
Galileo Galilei was an Italian astronomer, physicist and engineer. He worked on what he believed to be correct against all opposition. This has left us some important scientific concepts. His life as expressed through some of his famous quotes can inspire us to persistently pursue our vision…
For many inspiring quotations by Galileo Galilei, watch
Season 2, Episode 1: Business Learnings Brilliant Minds in History featuring Galileo Galilei
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Now-a-days, it seems like the true meaning of Leadership has got skewed. It seems like everyone thinks it is about being that boss who ‘orders’ people around! Seems like a good space to be in, particularly as we notice those who have risen the rungs of corporate leadership, not on their competency or merit but because of their seniority or some such corporate by-law loophole.
What people miss is that Leadership is not a comfortable space. It was never meant to be. It takes immense courage to make the decisions, even when all the facts may not be in or they may not provide the required clarity. Leadership is about making the BEST with what is in front of you with your vision set to where you want to go (and of course take your team with you).
And it is important to keep in mind that Leadership does not come into effect only with respect to a team. You need it even to lead a successful and happy life. You need to be a LEADER in your own life at the very minimum.
Are you willing… are you ready to ‘lead’ a vibrant life? “or” are you okay with siting on the fence- waiting that someday things will be more favorable.
Personal Leadership is not about being on the fence- but taking decisive action steps that will allow you to do the best you can in your current situation and take you further along the path you want to go towards the destination you envision for yourself.
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When you get into a team, the key thing to note is how any team becomes a reflection of its leader! This could be a small project team or a larger organizational department or even an organization that reflects the principles of its CEO and Board.
What is key here is that every team has its own dynamics. For e.g. if it is a small project team or a transient team which has been put together towards accomplishing some specific goal- i.e. A short-term project team, then in that case- coherence of its members is very key. Where there is not coherence with the members and the Project Leader, you will often find that there are un-happy people or that they refuse to accept the project manager as their leader and so on…
Coherence is not about about individuals having a good or bad personality. Different people have different styles. It is true that at a professional level, we are expected to deal and work well with all kinds of people, but the reality is that- it is not always true.
Workplace conflicts are even more apparent than between friends and unlike in a personal scenario where people at times back down to save the relationship, in professional situations, people back down only because they need to (maybe in a lower organizational position). This in turn leads to resentment and sooner or later and in outright or less-obvious way, it is going to get expressed- which may not be for the betterment of an organization.
All organizations should, but particularly if you are a smaller company, then make it a point to hire people based on coherence of your organizational culture. People can be taught techniques and methodologies, but you cannot change a person’s intrinsic personality (nor should you, since they are entitled to be who they choose to be).
But hiring based on coherence will allow you to develop and grow your teams, their capabilities in a manner which is not only beneficial to that specific individual, but also for your organization as a whole. You will find that your people feel better engaged and this in turn will help to build organizational-loyalty, which is starting to be a dying trait!
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We all know that good planning and proper execution of those plans is very essential to achieve and accomplish our goals. But how many of us- truly and deeply believe in our goals, our vision? It is absolutely essential to deeply believe in your vision.
You need to infuse your dreams and goals with your passion and zest. This is when your actions will get the required power to take your work from the “ordinary to the extraordinary”!!
Here is a short motivational message for this coming week. Wishing everyone a fantastic week ahead…
Throughout my career I have been called in to resolve situations where the client initially thought that the project was going to be just a breeze and as they started working on it (and usually after blowing up quite some cash), they realize that they should have better planned it!!
Yes, it is very true that resources cost money, but inefficiency costs even more and not just money, it also causes frustration. This in turn typically leads to negative sentiments between team-members and stakeholders and organizational discontent. Over time, such repetitive failed work efforts ultimately lead to Employee Disengagement.
Sandhya Bhat MSc, CSSMBB, CSSE has developed several new (under patent filing) and enhanced existing strategic methodologies to improve technology and human capital utilization, produce greater ROI on investments and streamline service delivery. She is an acclaimed author, speaker, a sought after thought leader and an avid world traveler.
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