SHIFT – Simple Habits and Ideas for Forward Thinking is a 3 weeks online-offline integrated program that helps professionals and leaders develop a forward thinking mindset to steer themselves and their teams to success in the fast changing business environment. Launched in 2020, the course has been authored by Vishakha Singh, an astute entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience as a media professional.
James Clear, author of Atomic Habits says, “Success is the product of daily habits- not once in a lifetime transformation”. SHIFT is the set of habits that shapes an individual’s creative and critical thinking leading into confident decision making. These habits and ideas are based on mental models and are designed as behavioural interventions to steer a mindset in the direction of growth and success. Fifteen habits and ideas that are shared through the SHIFT experience develop a forward thinking approach. Learning these skills like Inversion Thinking, one of the habits from SHIFT, enhances decision making and makes one more confident. Habits like Empathy Mapping, Listening Together develop the traits of an engaged leader. Ideas like No Marginal Thinking, Boyd’s OODA model nurture the innovative side of the mind. These fifteen habits and ideas collectively develop a forward thinker leader, the leader who is confident, reflective, empathetic and innovative in his/her approach and steer teams and organisations on the growth trajectory.
The course curriculum is covered over four modules. The online delivery consists of videos, reading material and assessments hosted on Canvas, the world class learning management system. The program experience includes live interactions with Vishakha Singh during the tenure of the course, a set of notecards for the workstation and an email trail for 15 weeks focussing on one habit every week after the online course completion. SHIFT is an integrated experience to help the course taker adopt these habits efficiently.
SHIFT’s learners are leaders from different backgrounds; the corporate and entrepreneurial world. It is aimed at business heads, Marketing and Sales heads, CEO’s and MD’s, decision makers, SME owners and New-age Startups. Their current eminent list of clients includes employees from Infosys, Asian Paints, General Mills amongst many others from the corporate world and Chartered Accountants, health industry entrepreneurs from the SME world. Leaders, CEOs, Owners and Founders alike have described the course as one that offers “a concise set of principles that can be used regularly”, and is used as “a growth mindset framework”.
She has been appreciated by various renowned publications, portals and individuals coming from the Corporate and Education world. She is truly the forward thinking expert of the Nation, who has already successfully shared her knowledge and impacted lives in so many different ways that include forward thinking habits.