The Most Vital Ingredient of Leadership: INTEGRITY

The tragedy in today’s world is that we are shocked by ‘Integrity’ and not by dishonesty. The normal belief in today’s world is that it’s alright to lie, to steal, to fake oneself. When there is lack of integrity, it hurts somebody. Integrity is doing the right thing, even when no one is watching.

A wedding I once attended, where the family in the rush of the moment forgot to take the gold jewelries out of the taxi. They thought they would never get it back, two hours later, the taxi driver comes back and returns it. Everyone was shocked. The bride’s father  said to the driver, “Not everyone is like you.”

In our world we see too often the lack of integrity, you look at our church leaders, politicians, even athletes. Read more

Don’t Try Fixing When It’s Not Broken

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32 Click To Tweet

Let me tell you, one incident, When we were small we used pencils in School, so if we made mistakes we could rectify it with the help of an eraser. After some years we were introduced to fountain pens. The first day I started writing with the fountain pen(ink pen) I was excited and happy. I started my writing when I made a spelling mistake, I had to rectify it, but did not know how. So i remembered I used erasers, I took out my eraser and tried my best but nothing happened. Then I remembered seeing a boy using saliva, he put his finger in his mouth and rubbed it on the paper, I tried the same but the paper became black and untidy and finally I had a hole in the page. It looked horrible. I was ashamed of my work and did not want to show it to anybody because what I tried to fix turned out to be a MESS. When my turn came to show my exercise book to the teacher, he looked smiled and told me “When ever you make a mistake just cross it and move on” HURRAH !!! Now things looked neat and beautiful. Read more

The Power of Women

She conquers their hearts with her beauty,/With kindness touches them all/She enthralls the multitudes with her wit/Yet most effective of all/Is the fire that kindles in her heart/Fire that brings to her lips/Words of power and inspiration.

Man and woman were created by God in the image of likeness to his Great Self .He endowed them with attributes such that they would be complimentary to one another. However, the society reduced the identity of a woman to a mere functioning unit who kept order in a man’s home and reared his children.Subsequently relegating her to the background.

Even in a supposedly First World country like Britain women did not exist legally until much later in the 19th Century. Thus began the onward journey towards empowerment. In the sensex of the social order the graph depicting the progress of women can never remain constant but has been rather in a state of flux. The road to the empowerment of women was beset with seemingly insurmountable hurdles yet the steps never faltered. They clamoured for attention with the sole intention that their pleas be heard . Their voices rose in a unified appeal for equality. Many enlightened minds lent their support to this struggle through various means.

Eventually the walls restricting the emancipation of women gave way and the governments of different countries had to grant equal suffrage rights to women as well. Closer home, the Government of India made several laws to uplift the deplorable condition of women it also banned the practice of sex determination rendering it illegal.

Since then women have been empowered to take up leadership roles in various fields and excel in them. Leaders and pioneers such as Indira Gandhi, Mother Teresa and Sarojini Naidu proved to the world beyond the shadow of a doubt that women had the innate capacity of becoming great leaders.

Women have the innate capacity of becoming Great Leaders. - Bidisha Chowdhury #Power Click To Tweet

However, being a leader belonging to the gentle sex in a patriarchal society is no mean feat. It entails the onerous task of convincing the members of the opposite sex about their credibility. The struggle for power will prevail until the end of time and women will still have to battle many evils , break many shackles in order to establish themselves as competent figures of authority.

Everyday countless women challenge the conservative outlooks of those people who believe that women are incompetent through their deeds. The wheel has been set in motion and women in the future will achieve great heights. It is only a matter of time before the society is compelled to relinquish it’s iron like grasp on women because the power of a woman is a force to be reckoned with.

The Power of Women is a Force to be reckoned with. - Bidisha Chowdhury #Power Click To Tweet