Ekaakshara – Vol 4 – September 2013
Ekakshaara has kept its promise. I am personally proud of our editorial team. They have successfully churned out four issues back to back without any interruption. We all know how difficult it is to publish a magazine. And doing it quarter after quarter consistently is even more difficult. Publishing is an e-magazine is about creativity, collaboration, commitment and hard work. The duo of Ellora Panda and Pranab Pani have stuck to their task and proved that they have it in them what it takes to bring out a world class magazine for learning & development and HR professionals.
I am happy that we are releasing the anniversary issue of Ekakshaara this quarter. Incidentally, the Learning and Development Group was founded on 12th September 2011. Exactly a year later, we released the first issue of Ekakshaara on the occasion of the 1st Anniversary of the Learning & Development Group. And today we are releasing the fourth issue of Ekakshaara.
The theme of this issue is LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT. This topic has assumed a lot of significance in the present age. Today, the workforcein organizations and businesses primarily comprise Knowledge Workers. Renowned Management Guru, Peter Drucker described the present age as that of the Knowledge Workers. I recall what he once said which aptly describes knowledge workers of today:-
“For the first time- literally- substantial and rapidly growing numbers of people have choices. For the first time, they will have to manage themselves. And the society is totally unprepared for it.”
It is extremely difficult to lead and manage such a workforce today. It requires leadership of a different level to motivate, inspire and energize the knowledge workers. This speaks volumes of the need for leadership development and we dedicate this edition of Ekakshaara to the same topic.
Download the full issue at – Ekakshaara September 2013 Issue