Monday, May 3, 2010

What has shaped Governance in India?

PeerPower : Culture and institutions matter in governance

As usual, another great article from R Gopalakrishnan. Drawing from Indian mythology, interesting insights have been provided on Indian mentality. My best part was his take on the "kiss up and kick down" culture pervalent in Indian society. Also his insight that "the giveaways of bad governance lie in behaviour".

"Pratip Kar, while at Tata Management Training Centre, showed that one or more of five signals from the C-Suite provide early warning: constantly being applauded by the media as being visionary and daring; displaying excessively risky but exciting ambitions; showing high connections and lifestyle; being hubristic and egoistic; being surrounded by ‘non-smelly’ individuals, yet appearing ‘smelly’."

My recommendation: hit the link and read on. It will be worth your while.

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