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Why a psycho-socio-technical model of transformational learning will better prepare students for a rapidly changing world.

Gen Z students are seeking business programs that offer flexible delivery, meaningful social interactions, and humanistic approaches. Jack Mezirow’s theory of transformational learning can serve as a foundation for delivering student-centric curricula that require self-paced learning, incorporate peer evaluation, and encourage self-discovery. To answer the global call for inclusive lifelong learning opportunities, business schools can […]

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Dharmic Leadership for Tackling Grand Challenges

In a world marked by war and ecological degradation, we need leaders who are conscientious, other-centred, and committed to making societal impact.

Dharmic leaders understand the ideal way something should be done and they do it; their team members are autonomous, selfless, and guided by their own consciences.

By contrast, feudalistic leaders demand obedience and misuse power, dysfunctional leaders promote loyalists and do the bare minimum to create the right impressions, transactional leaders deliver results but are slow to adapt and implement innovations.

To help students become dharmic leaders, business schools should teach holistically, display core values, and embody the very values they espouse.

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Blending Greek Philosophy and Oriental Law of Action: Towards a Consciousness-Propelled Leadership Framework

This paper uses action research methodology for systemically developing leadership in an automotive component manufacturing organisation. Identifying gaps in leadership development that emerged from practice, and subsequently also realizing that grey areas existed in literature related to leadership and philosophy, the paper proposes a consciousness-propelled leadership framework that is derived from developing a model titled Integrated, Unified and Systemic Model of Consciousness, which is proposed to be fundamental to cosmology. The model reconceptualizes the paradigm of cosmos by incorporating the Pythagorean concept of kosmos, which includes the material, biological, cognitive and spiritual domains; and proposes a multi-dimensional fused field titled S2P2 field instead of a four-dimensional physical spacetime field. The S2P2 field holds the promise of broadening the scope of science and propelling global development that is socially enriching, ecologically sustainable, and spiritually emancipative. The proposed consciousness-propelled leadership framework blends Greek philosophy, oriental law of action and new physics. It attempts to understand leadership from a causative perspective, as compared with the current focus of leadership theories to analyse a myriad of leadership effects.

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Sublimational Model of Leadership – V R Bhatnagar, 2004

The theory and practice of leadership is evolving and newer dimensions are being realized of this complex topic that has the potential to make a difference to any enterprise. So far each theory has been able to successfully highlight some dimension of leadership, but there were gaps un-addressed. Sublimational Model of leadership is yet another attempt to understand the intricacies that go with this complex subject of leadership and the attempt is to simplify the understanding by focusing on the needs of the led, the ‘abnormality’ of trait in the Leader and the satisfaction that is derived by the led while the needs are fulfilled. The model developed is unique for its universal applicability, irrespective of situations. It focuses on the three dimensions, namely the leaders traits, the needs of the led and the satisfaction derived by the led due to need fulfilment This model has utilized a lot of tenets from psychology, practical experience of exercising leadership by the researcher, observation of leadership by military and industrial leaders and by carrying out structured interviews with them. The model needs to be validated for which carrying out further research becomes imperative.

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Systemic Development of Leadership: Action Research in an Indian Manufacturing Organisation

This insider action research study differentiates between developing leaders and leadership, evolves a systemic leadership model, and intervenes on the human, social and processes dimensions for developing leadership. This is a real-time study and responds to the organizational reality of fast pace of change and its systemic nature. Consequently, the research too is fast to guide actions and influence positive changes in the organization.

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