1. What are you?
A person, who believes the best in other people. A son, father, husband, brother and friend. A journalist, manager, consultant, lecturer, presenter and language technology evangelist – I have had a lot of different roles in my life.
2. A book that you would recommend others to read – why?
Daniel Pink, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. It is one of this author's early books which fundamentally changed my vision about the competencies that determine an organisation’s capacity to achieve and survive in the long term. It is also about universal leadership skills, which continue to be important.
3. TEDx talk, which one do you recommend watching – why?
It is truly hard to name one, the best one. But this talk has been important in creating a better understanding about people’s relationships, friendship and love. It helps in understanding the mechanisms which allow us to self-realize and to feel happier, relevant and needed. Brene Brown, The Power of Vulnerability.
4. What inspires you and gives you energy?
People. I get fulfilment from contact with different people. I am inspired by people's efforts, energy and perseverance, and obviously achievements as well. But I get a particular feeling of satisfaction, if I am able to help someone realize and find themselves, to inspire them to change things and the processes around them, to gain achievements and to grow their professional and also their organization's value. I am also inspired by meaningful work and relationships, the opportunity to influence the development not just my organization, but also the nation and the region.
5. Why are you interested in the creation of digital habits?
Digital habits determine whether, if and how, we use the opportunities provided by technology. I am convinced that the sustainability of many organisations and their competitiveness depends on whether their employees will learn to use a variety of technology, creating synergies that have not existed up until now, and ensuring an outstanding customer and employee experience.
Read more about Kaspars Kauliņš’ professional experience HERE