Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Enlightened Leadership

Is the B School all about business, money and management? NO. Last weekend was an example. We had a workshop on Enlightened Leadership. It was about changing ourselves. It was all about, with the help of eastern & ancient philosophy and positive psychology to self transform, motivate others and become true leaders!

Drawn on various un conventional thoughts derived from Indian & Buddhist tradition, it was conducted by Mr. Sanjeeb Patra, an IIM Calcutta alumnus and Director, HSBC. The session was interesting since, whatever concepts were discussed during the session were backed by his own personal experiences during his 18+ years stint at HSBC.

With the fast moving world, most of us falls in a mechanistic mode or rather a in-different, unmotivated mode. As leaders or managers, this is the most un acceptable thing and the workshop touched on all aspects of it. Backed by examples from solid research from world's leading universities, Mr. Sanjeeb gave some interesting tips and tricks.

Some of the areas that were discussed during the one day session were:

- Happiness and skillful ways of living life
- Developing mind strength/control and the benefits of meditation
- Motivating others and team members

The session also briefly touched on Hindu and Buddhist philosophy to tackle some of the most important  questions of life. It was not about philosophy, but more of what can be applied in a day to day basis for a more happier life!

1 comment:

Avadhoot Dandekar said...

Yes you r absolutely right. MBA is not only about money and management but something plus and beyond. Enlightened Leadership can be of great help. You may find some greater insights @


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