November 30, 2015
Insight Leadership Programme, Isha Foundation’s three-day Isha Education Initiative brought together students, those associated with the corporate world, and giants from the corporate world, face-to-face.
Former Dean of Kellogg School of Management, Dipak C. Jain spoke on the need for innovating and creating value for today’s well-informed and demanding consumer.
Media and entertainment wizard Ronnie Screwvala, in a Q&A session with Luis Miranda, elaborated on the art of getting the best people to work with him. “For me hiring is not just about having the best talent work for my company. It is getting the best talent, which is the right fit for my corporate culture.” Ronnie said.
In conversation with the head of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Ronnie spoke of how his failures were his best motivators and learning experiences. “If an organization was not failing somewhere, it was not experimenting enough. Failure is never a full stop for me. It’s just a comma,” Ronnie said.
On the first day of the programme, cardiac surgeon, Dr. Devi Shetty spoke via videoconferencing about the journey of Narayana Hrudayalaya, the chain of multispecialty hospitals established across India.
On the second day of the Insight Leadership Programme, Narayana Murthy, co-founder of Infosys, emphasised the importance of entrepreneurship in India. “Building businesses and creating jobs, is important for the people of India to find gainful employment and keep body and soul together, before evolving towards a greater possibility through the spiritual process,” Murthy said.
He also shared the experiences that helped him shape his ideas of how to run a company. On the concluding day there was a panel discussion of key resource leaders, and a talk by Dipak Jain.
At the Insight Leadership Programme, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev urged participants to live consciously, with full awareness and without fear. “Only when one was free of the fear of failure, would one be able to walk in full stride, fulfilling one’s true potential,” Sadhguru said. He also spoke of the role of yoga and food in the process of managing oneself.
At the Insight Leadership Programme, the participants were initiated into simple yogic techniques that brought health, vibrancy and a sense of wholeness to the body, mind, emotion and energies.