The typical inclination of a leader today is to rely more on external resources such technology, management techniques, and consultants to achieve success and achievements in their business and personal space. Most of the modern management thinking on leadership is about this outer governance or ‘organizational transformation’. However, the Indian management thought repeatedly emphasizes on self-governance—Swarajya—as the foundation for governing the outer world—Samrajya. As a result, much of the hidden human potentialities in the intuitive, moral, aesthetic and spiritual realms, which can lead to a higher quality of life as well as a better, more successful end results, remain untapped in the corporate world. The main objective of the workshop was to determinedly activate these hidden potentialities of consciousness and manifest them in every activity of corporate life.
SAFIM conducted a two-part experiential workshop on ‘Conscious Leadership’ based on the aforementioned Indian management concepts at Society House, Sri Aurobindo Society, on January 30 and February 6, 2017, for a group of corporate leaders from France, UK, USA and Switzerland on an exploratory tour of Puducherry, India. The workshop was very well-received by the participants.
“Great opportunity to ask one’s self introspective questions and have thought’s experiences. Excellent! … I found most interesting is creative perspective’s exercise … and the use of media, sitting in silence…”—K.D.
“Very intense and very interesting and useful as a start for my personal journey. Everything of the program is interesting.”—C.J.
“Very nice and very inspiring program. Good mixture between theory and practice. The key learning is to implement and feet into practice. I found most interesting is the group dynamics and trust and openness of participants in sharing their own experience with others.”—P.A.
“Great program. Thoughtful presentations all around.”—L.C.
“I have been doing a few similar ones in the past and it’s the first time I manages to answer the questions a little easier than in the past. Most interesting is the pace of the program and facilitator allowing us the time to answer those questions to dig deeper into ourselves.—C.
“I found most interesting is the zoom out the difficulties. I have to be self-ruler to master the world and to be able to help others.”—S.