A 3-hour experiential workshop (boardroom wisdom) on ‘Rajarshi Leadership’ was conducted for senior executives of PTC Finance Services Ltd. at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on June 1, 2017, by Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Integral Management (SAFIM). The aim was to understand the relevance and the possible means of becoming a Rajarshi Leader through a dynamic self-introspection and a subsequent widening of the Self into an immersive oneness with the universe.
The workshop was conducted by Professor Saikat Sen. He facilitated the process of understanding the model of ‘Rajarshi’, which is the ancient Indian concept, wherein leadership became transformative when it harmonized the command and dynamism of an emperor with the detachment and wisdom of a sage. He also explained that the journey of a Rajarshi Leader begins with the self—Swarat—or self-mastery being the key to true world-governance—Samrajya.
Case analysis of one ancient Rajarshi leader and a contemporary Rajarshi leader helped participants to grasp the true meaning of it. A total of 36 participants attended the programme from all departments of the company. All the participants took active role in this workshop and it became very interactive and experiential. All the participants also provided an overwhelming feedback about the programme. Dr. Ashok Haldia, Managing Director of PFS Ltd., appreciated the programme and talked about the need for follow-up programmes in future in his concluding speech.
In the end, training material in a CD format and an inspirational bookmark was distributed among all participants.
Here is the feedback of a few participants:
The program was very helpful. In today’s time of being preoccupied in work, this self realisation can help us to get inner peace and harmony to improve the leadership qualities in us. The case study and relevant examples where we could relate the steps for being a good leader & a good human being and how inner peace can be achieved in a much easy and balanced way.—Abhina Panda, Project Manager, PFS Ltd.
The program is itself about discovering oneself and the qualities that is needed to develop inner peace and satisfaction. The ancient framework and the examples that can be inspiring model for us—inner self and satisfaction.—Ankit Nagarnaik, Risk, PFS Ltd.
It was very nice. In today’s time, we need these kinds of programs to be conducted as we are so stressed because of being so busy. We don’t have time for our self. The most interesting part is guided music on peace.—Shikha Jain, Legal, PFS Ltd.
The program was very nice and interacting to explore one to face challenges and circumstances experienced in this competitive environment and to give quality time for you to explore and progress. It was different from regular programs and was more concerned about person and not others or society.—Diksha Gupta, Appraisal dept., PFS Ltd.
It is very good and may be a milestone for future plan. The most interesting part in the programme is case study of R. K. Talwar.—Vishal Goyal, PFS Ltd.
The program has covered the entire aspect of spirituality in the area of the Rajarshi Leadership. It is a delightful feeling after attending.—Bimal Jha, PFS Ltd.
It was inspiring, self-realizing, dedicated programme. More such programmes in our busy schedules shall be organized.—Anoop Kumar, PFC Ltd.