A spiritual text is perhaps the last place one would seek for leadership advice. However, the Bhagavad Gita is one of the earliest examples of a leadership text we can find.

The Bhagavad Gita of comprises about 700 verses and is a part of the ancient Indian classic, The Mahabharata. While The Mahabharata centers on the power struggle between two groups of royal cousins and their battle in Kurukshetra in North India, The Bhagavad Gita presents the counsel of Krishna to Arjuna in the battlefield.

The Bhagavad Gita has largely been studied in the contexts of philosophy, theology and literature. However, if we look closely, the wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita contains numerous leadership lessons, which are relevant to personal and organizational leadership practices.

One reason the Bhagavad Gita is such a powerful text is because it is an action text, and the focus is all on practice. The other reason, as importantly, is if you pick up this text at different points of time in your leadership and life, it will reveal itself to you in different ways.

In this webinar series, Sameer will be interpreting the Bhagavad Gita from the Generative Leadership lens, and draw out powerful practices that have the potential to shift your life and leadership impact.

Why should you attend?

 

  • To get a powerful Generative Leadership perspective to the Bhagavad Gita. These sessions will enable you to become aware of what truly matters to you, and awaken you to your inherent power of creation.
  • The context of these sessions will be your life and your leadership, and not religion at all.
  • Each webinar will be bite-sized and we will discuss one leadership lesson from The Bhagavad Gita each time. You will observe from the lessons that these will be simple, and yet not trivial, seemingly obvious, and yet blind to many.
  • At the end of the webinar, we will convert the leadership lesson into a doable practice so that you can get into action, rather than let this be some session to gain just more knowledge.

How much does it cost?

Nothing. It is absolutely free of cost. There are no hidden charges.
All you need to do is register for the program to receive the log-in details.
If you do register, then we will expect that you arrive 5 minutes before start, and definitely not after the scheduled time.

The 18 Chapters of the Bhagavad Gita

Chapter 1: The Yoga of Despondency of Arjuna
Chapter 2: The Yoga of Knowledge
Chapter 3: The Yoga of action
Chapter 4: The Yoga of Renunciation of Action with Knowledge
Chapter 5: The Yoga of Renunciation of Action
Chapter 6: The Yoga of Meditation
Chapter 7: The Yoga of Wisdom and knowledge
Chapter 8: The Yoga of Imperishable Brahman
Chapter 9: The Yoga of Royal Knowledge and Royal Secret
Chapter 10: The Yoga of Divine Manifestation
Chapter 11: The Yoga of the Vision of the Universal Form
Chapter 12: The Yoga of Devotion
Chapter 13: The Yoga of the Field and the Knower of the Field
Chapter 14: The Yoga of Gunas
Chapter 15: The Yoga of the Supreme Spirit
Chapter 16: The Yoga of Divine and Devilish Estates
Chapter 17: The Yoga of Three Fold Faith
Chapter 18: The Yoga of Liberation Through Renunciation

Sameer Dua | Webinar Leader

  • Over 26 years of experience in the field of management and leadership education
  • Top 30 Emerging Global Thinkers by Thinkers50
  • Founder, Institute for Generative Leadership, India
  • Founder and Chief Curator, India Business Literature Festival
  • Author of two bestselling books:
    • Declaring Breakdowns
    • Become
  • Leadership faculty member, Naval War College
  • Set up and lead institutions in India and in the UK, and worked with top global universities from the US and the UK.
  • Clients include: Mercedes Benz, John Deere, Siemens, NetApp, T-Systems, BMC Software, Jungheinrich, Elringklinger, Wipro, ResourcePro, Amdocs, Schaeffler, Faurecia, Volvo, Reliance, amongst many others
  • Received the Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Business Tycoon Award 2017 by Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Oldest, leading, largest and apex chamber of commerce and industry of India), Bangalore Chapter
  • Founder and Chief Catalyst, Gift Your Organ Foundation (GYO)
  • Pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy and his research is on Bhagavad Gita and Generative Leadership
  • TEDx Speaker

Dates & Timings of the first set of sessions

(Sessions for the next year will be announced later)

13th September | 20th September | 27th September | 4th October | 11th october | 25th October | 1st November | 15th November | 6th December | 13th December | 20th December

India IST: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
UK GMT: 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
USA EST: 10.00 am to 11.00 am
USA PST: 7.00 am to 8.00 am

From 15th November onwards –
India IST : 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
UK GMT: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm
USA EST: 9.00 am to 10.00 am
USA PST: 6.00 am to 7.00 am

(Recordings of these sessions will not be available. If you are interested, you please attend the live sessions.)

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Agreements and Confirmations

I understand:

  1. This is a Leadership interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita, and is offered to me as a perspective. I have the choice to accept the interpretations and practices offered.
  2. This is not a religious interpretation and I will not be offended by the interpretations offered.
  3. The only way to get value from these conversations is to be open and coachable and show up as a beginner.
  4. The value of these conversations will be when I actively participate and engage in all the conversations in this series.
  5. That I may be asked by the leader to withdraw from the program if my participation is not as per the standard of the Institute, and I will respectfully accept any decision of the leader.
  6. The materials and content used in the program, orally, in writing or otherwise are all copy righted and are the intellectual property of the institute. I agree that I will not copy, reproduce,
    distribute, sell, lend or transfer in any form the content of this program.
  7. I recognise the conference will be recorded and the materials will be owned by the Institute for Generative Leadership.
  8. I will be seated and ready to begin at the announced start time of each session.
  9. During conference sessions, I will refrain from doing any non-conference work. (For example: reading non-conference material, or writing anything that isn’t course related, or sending text messages or emails).
  10. I will turn off my cell phone, ipad, laptop and / or the like.