LEADERSHIP, ETHICS AND TRANSFORMATION
Perspectives from Indian Ethos
DHIMAHI, the wing of AUPA that engages with the corporate and academic world, had a delightful time on Sunday 17 September, 2017. We were amidst 50 students and the faculty of the class of MA – Leadership Science – at the University of Bombay, Kalina Campus.
A warm welcome was given by Dr Shubhda Joshi, who is spearheading this course with her long and impressive academic years of experiences and contributions. A young and vibrant Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai, director of this course introduced Swamiji in an efficacious style.
Swami Chidananda spoke to the students on Leadership, Ethics and Transformation, perspectives from Indian ethos.
His presentation dwelled on the philosophical implications of ethics in leadership. Swamiji gave ample examples from the wisdom texts of India. He especially pointed to the cardinal values – satya, ahimsa and brahmacharya – and said violation of these are sure to damage the holistic beauty of leadership. Lying, hurting people and getting enslaved to pleasure and comfort were the forms in which one would violate the cardinal values. He listed the values which can be effectively incorporated by the leaders enriching them with ethical and holistic vision of life. QA followed the speech.
The session was followed by a delicious lunch along with the faculty members and the students. It was an effective and well-organised event.
Please watch the live video of this talk which has been uploaded on AUPA website.