Why Whitefield Rising Works

Why Whitefield Rising Works

It was only when I sat across a sponsor at her Corporate Office and she was telling her assistant to keep the interview candidates waiting till their appointed time with a patient roll of her eyes that I realized how hard it is to find and build a good team. Though I always knew we were a team of extraordinary individuals at Whitefield Rising, I realized that I had not put them together. Infact, they had simply come together like iron filings to a magnet. They were markedly different and yet there were similarities that I could see from my perspective.

  1. They are all crazy. Crazy passionate about what they want to do.
  2. They learn a lot about their area of interest. Their learning styles may be different however
  3. They work beautifully in a team. They realize that alone their passion wont have an avenue to fulfill its destiny
  4. They are patient and grateful for any support they get.
  5. They care not for name , respect or credit. They are just delighted to exercise their passion. Therefore, there is no question of an ego.
  6. They care not for title or organization. They are just happy to see all the pieces of the puzzle come together and focus on their own piece.
  7. They are exhilarated and in turn exhilarating
  8. They draw on each other’s strengths quite naturally thereby complementing beautifully
  9. Their energy and enthusiasm is contagious
  10. Length of time in the work they are doing matters not! They are instantly bonded to others like them and welcome new members with open arms
  11. They are very intelligent
  12. They are supremely efficient. If they weren’t they realize they wouldnt get time for this.
  13. They naturally keep their personal lives open but uninterfering in their work. This way, everyone understands the context and constraints but there is neither sympathy nor false credits.
  14. They are extremely innovative. Thats the only way to be when the challenges and constraints are stacked up against you
  15. They are uniformly without an attitude about money. Socio economic class has actually not even been relevant.
  16. They have a smile that is unique. How does one explain this? Its from the heart and not one you use for social politeness
  17. Laughs ring out loud and people are often seen doubling over
  18. Hugs are the only way to greet
  19. Casual Conversation and politeness is redundant.
  20. Constructive disagreements are many and quite fun knowing you will not be judged and wont be judging another.
  21. Respect. Deeply embedded in all of them. A respect for all and every single thing around us including the person that irresponsibly dumps garbage !

I am proud I had the courage to found this movement.

But I am grateful and prouder still of  the leaders who have chosen to work on this. They are better than me in many respects, different from each other and world class. I guess that means, we are here to stay. Are you a leader? Come join us.

 

 

Some of our Leaders

Some of our Leaders

One thought on “Why Whitefield Rising Works”

  1. Sonali says:

    Congratulations on the team’s achievements so far! I hope your movement has plenty of copy- cats.

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