Ep#27 | Transforming Organisations #NoMoreBoxes
Kunal Sood is the founder of X Fellows and Partner at X-Impact Group, has made transforming the world his life’s purpose and mission through helping change the lives of a billion people by 2030.
Sood works with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, social enterprises, and ethical brands intent on making the world a better place such as the UN, Google, SAP and Tencent Holdings as well as X Prize Foundation, Singularity University and United Nations. He is the founder and curator of Novus Summit, which is the first-ever inter-generational social impact summit and network that helps actively support the UN Sustainable Development Goals by uniting humanity through science, innovation, and technology as part of the UNGA Week.
As an exponential entrepreneur, social impact strategist, and philanthropic leader, Sood is focused on promoting organizations that make a positive difference both locally and globally. Social innovators like Sood are truly extraordinary citizens of the world helping set a new standard for other firms to follow in order to do well by doing good.
For his steadfast commitment to the field, Sood received the RoundGlass Samsara Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, and has won numerous awards at the UN for his work as a leader in social impact, innovation, and media. Sood is also a TED Resident and Graduate of Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program
This episode with Kunal really touched me as we talked about family, self-confidence and boxes. He shared his struggles in life - lost and depressed being not able to fit in the box his family is expecting him to fill in. But Kunal eventually found the courage to break through that box and follow his passion with the encouraging help of his family.
Kunal also talked about super organism (got any idea? :) Well, as a leader himself, Kunal saw the importance and value of a team. Team that have each other's back and develop each other's capabilities and that it's not about being "me" anymore, it's about "we".
Are you putting people in boxes ? or Are you in one yourself?
Great takeaways from Kunal :
- Find your voice speak without fear
- Embrace failures - you'll learn something out of it
- Do not limit yourself with your ego
- Welcome leaders that can inspire change
- Find your voice and speak out
- Show compassion to others
- Acknowledge inner transformation
- Look for possibilities