Seven Steps to Integral Leadership

Start Date:24-Apr-2024

End Date:24-Apr-2024



On April 24, 2024, Mr Narendra Murty, Research Associate, BhāratShakti was invited as a Guest Lecturer by Jindal Global Business School, a specialised institution of O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat. Mr. Murty gave a presentation on “Seven Steps to Integral Leadership” to the first-year students pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration course. The event was coordinated by Dr. Richa Kapoor Mehra, Associate Professor, Jindal Global Business School.

Mr. Murty, who is an award-winning author of 4 books focusing on spiritual aspiration and seeking, also brings strong organizational experience from his professional work as a Divisional Manager in insurance industry.

In his presentation, he covered various aspects of Integral Leadership such as Vision, Mission, the role of Character, Transformative Leadership, and Emotional Intelligence. He used the examples of some of the great leaders from history focusing on their unique characteristics and what made them great leaders.

Mr. Murty further highlighted the reasons for the downfall of Napoleon and Hitler – though they may qualify as great leaders. He also gave examples of visionary leaders from the business world whose work went way beyond the profit motive. He also touched upon the vision and work of Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo.

The session was very well received by young students who showed a lot of enthusiasm which was evident by the lively interactive session that followed the presentation.

Study and research in leadership in Business, Education and other fields of human activity are important to explore in the light of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Vision. BhāratShakti as an institute recognizes that the leadership approach particularly in the business world in India is much too influenced by the European and American models.

It is important that our managerial approach is more firmly grounded in our own civilizational ethos, culture, and wisdom traditions. In view of this, BhāratShakti institute is planning to develop more such programmes in the area of organizational studies and leadership.

Recording of the talk will be available soon.