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Here is the July E news. It is 10 days since The Asia HRDCongress 2012 was held in Bengaluru, India. It was a good feeling - 349 participants from 17 countries. The Mayor of Bengaluru, President Fidel Ramos and Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia graced the event. Participants were indeed excited to have the real Asia HRDCongress in India. The Conference was good and the Awards were spectacular with 14 recipients. Now to the E news:

The legacy of Stephen Covey

The legendary author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, passed awayon July 16th at the age of 79, due to complications arising from a bicycle accident. Greg McKeown writing in the Harvard Business Review blog remarked that with than 20 million books sold, Covey has clearly been one of the most widely read management thinkers of the last thirty years. The 7 Habits alone has been published in 38 languages. At the height of his fame he was named one of Time magazine's 25 Most Influential Americans. Greg McKeown states that what captured him were the words - "Follow not in the footsteps of the masters, but rather seek what they sought." Stephen Covey sought to shake corrupted assumptions embedded in organisations everywhere. He believed in teaching children to be leaders. Stephen aimed to be a light, not a critic. He states Covey’s vision is worthy of emulation – ‘There are many who want to be like Stephen Covey. There are many who didn't like the way his ideas were expressed or applied”. But Stephen was a man who was in the arena trying to teach and make a difference. In this pursuit, I do aspire to be like him.’ Full article:

Happenings from The Asia HRDCongress 2012

The ITC Gardenia Bengaluru was buzzing with 349 participants from 17 countries. World class speakers like Dr Jon Younger, Dr Santrupt Misra, Thiagi, Jim Smith Jr, Urvasi from Coffee Day, the CEO and HR Head from Jack Welch Research centre and many other world class speakers offered great ideas for the participants. Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor, the wife of the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia in her special address presented bold and new initiatives for preparing the talent for the future. The Asia HRD Awards 2012 was a highlight of the event with the presence of Honourable Sheikha Lubna, Minister of Foreign Trade, United Arab Emirates receiving the Life Time Achievement Award. It felt good we were able to meet so many people and enable them to receive value from their three days of investment. The Asia HRD Congress 2013 is scheduled to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia. Details at

Have a good month ahead, will be in touch mid August.



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