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Guest of Honour Commencement Ceremony Address, Gyan Diksha Samaroh Commencement Ceremony of 22nd Academic Session, Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research

Guest of Honour Commencement Ceremony Address, Gyan Diksha Samaroh Commencement Ceremony of 22nd Academic Session, Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research

Coulson-Thomas, Colin (2017) Guest of Honour Commencement Ceremony Address, Gyan Diksha Samaroh Commencement Ceremony of 22nd Academic Session, Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research. www.companycsr.com (address given at Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research, New Delhi, India), Originally delivered in the Auditorium, Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research, New Delhi, India.

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Abstract

Today there are probably more opportunities to have an impact and make a difference than at any time in history. There are many “outsiders” we can reach, engage and embrace. Disruptive technologies, digital developments and greater connectivity break down barriers and open up new possibilities. We have more options in terms of where, when, how and with whom to work, learn, consume and share than any generation in history. We also have more opportunities to lead, manage, help and support others. A business can become a cause. Dreams can become realistic goals. It makes sense to learn from ancient wisdom, but we should not be constrained and limited by it.

To confront some challenges and seize certain opportunities we need to be creative, innovative and entrepreneurial. Traditional, learned and approved responses may not be sufficient, appropriate or effective. We also require the ability to assess, imagine and invent. We also need the courage to discover, explore and pioneer. We need to think and do and listen, learn and lead to turn challenges into inclusive opportunities to benefit ourselves, our families, our communities, our countries and the wider world. Unless innovation and disruptive technologies provide viable alternatives, our future may depend upon the extent to which we change our priorities and adopt simpler, healthier and more sustainable and fulfilling lifestyles.

Item Type: Other
Additional Information: Commencement Address (Guest of Honour) Guest of Honour Address, Gyan Diksha Samaroh Commencement Ceremony of 22nd Academic Session, Auditorium, Sri Sharada Institute of Indian Management-Research, New Delhi, India. Speech delivered on Saturday, 2nd September
Uncontrolled Keywords: Success, Ancient wisdom, Independent judgement, Challenges, Opportunities, Learning from others, Thinking for oneself, Advice, Guidance, Commencement ceremony address.
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Centre for Work and Employment Research (CREW) > Leadership & Organisational Behaviour Research Group (LOB)
Faculty of Business > Department of Human Resources & Organisational Behaviour
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2019 11:52
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/17625

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