Life is multifaceted. Development is sustainable only when it is holistic in nature.
But wait! What do we mean by the term ‘Holistic Development’? It means that we want to develop the whole person, including, the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual being. Holistic development recognizes that we co-create and evolve in all the aspects of our life.
Recently I happen to visit a spiritual expo, where I came across a tool called “Wheel of Life” that enables one to make an overall assessment of satisfaction in the significant areas of one’s life. This tool allows to take a visual snapshot of life as it exists in the present moment and makes us realize the areas which require further development.
THE EIGHT ELEMENTS EXERCISE
The Wheel of Life includes all major areas of life: career, money, health, friends & family, romance, personal growth, fun & recreation and physical environment. The exercise is to assign a rating from one to five for each of these areas. A score of one indicates low ratings is the one that needs your priority at present.
The recent modification in my Goal Book involved me setting us goals in line with the eight pillar of the “Wheel of Life” model. As an outcome, not only did I feel that I am focusing equally on all the critical aspects in my life, but also felt that I am developing the otherwise less-cared-for areas of life.
In order to choose the direction in our life, we need to know where we are standing at this moment of time. Wheel of Life tool gives us a whole picture of all the essential parameters for holistic development.
Dr. Santrupt Misra (Carbon Black Business CEO & Group HR Director Aditya Birla Group) on Leadership and Life at Thane HR
अयं निजः परोवेति गणना लघुचेतसां
उदार चरितानां तु वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम ॥
A firm believer in the power of literature, Dr. Santrupt Misra, Carbon Black Business CEO & Group HR Director Aditya Birla Group, recited the above Sanskrit Shloka to inculcate an understanding that the whole world is one family (Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam). The event was organized by Thane HR, a group dedicated to bring together the HR talent pool to a common platform. Dr. Misra believes that we all live together on the foundations of mutual love and trust, and therefore, he unfolded his ladder to success, as he revealed the various crossroads of his life.
Buddha once said that, “What we believe is what we become”. The blog is an account of the core beliefs that have shaped Dr. Misra, a small town boy without much access (as he called himself) into a triumphant leader.
Distinction between 'Something' and 'Someone'
In a role model, focus should be on the behavior that we wish to emulate, and not on the person as a whole. If we try to replicate someone blindly, we won’t reach anywhere. Dr. Misra holds that we should aim to become ‘something’ in life and not ‘someone’.
Going Beyond the Call of Duty
Once, Dr. Misra’s Math teacher travelled all the way at 4.30 am in the morning just to send his best wishes before the Math exam. This made Dr. Misra learn, early in his life, the importance of nurturing a human bond and going beyond the basic requirements of the job. He advised the audience to strive to be that person who goes above and beyond what’s necessarily expected and we will see more of life’s rewards making way into our life.
Courage to Challenge what one feels is not right
HR does not assume a mere bystander’s role in maintaining the ethical tone of the workplace. Dr. Misra believes it is important to lead by example in the organization and to create a culture of mutual respect and dignity. Therefore, it is the HR’s moral obligation to challenge a particular decision of the management which may harm the employee’s interest.
Success is in Touching People's Life!
(Meaning: No matter how much you have acquired and how so ever you show it off, it is soon going to go away)
Dr. Misra narrated the above stanza in Thomas Gray’s elegy, emphasizing his perception about success. “Life is not about how much you have achieved”, he says, “Success lies in how many lives you have touched.” Success is a relative term. While it is important to have our goals high, it is also necessary to check ourselves, as to how much we have outreached and made a positive difference in the other’s lives.
Power of Coincidence
Deepak Chopra says that, “Coincidences are not accidents but signals from the universe which can guide us toward our true destiny.” It is the people, places, and events of our lives are showing us what we need to know or where we are ready to go. Many a times, unexpected things happen. It is vital for us to embrace life and go with the flow of life.
We, students of MILS, had only heard about the popularity index of Dr. Santrupt Misra. But, after his soul-stirring speech, it was natural to become a part of his fan list. Once again a stupendous event arranged by Thane HR Group. We appreciate and are grateful to the efforts of the group for making it possible for students to join the platform.
About Thane HR Group:
Thane HR Group was founded in the year 1996 with an objective of getting the HR Professionals staying or working in Thane District on a common HR platform. Over a period of 18 years, Thane HR Group had many HR experience sharing meeting mainly hosted by companies. Thane HR has successfully arranged for more than 150 such programs, absolutely free of cost!
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About LNML Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies:
LNML Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies is an independent department under Maharashtra Labour Ministry. It is one of its kinds in the field of labour studies. It has a glorious past of 64 years and has emerged as a stronger body which has contributed to the economy and industry in many ways.
You can connect to LNML Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies through the following website –