ILS 2018

#20 Negotiating Uncertainties In Leadership Situations With Resilience And Restraint

Change and uncertainty are constant features of the leadership landscape. Where there is no uncertainty, there is no longer much need for leadership as things can go on in an auto-pilot mode. The greater the uncertainty in a situation, the greater the need for leadership to invoke clarity and inspiration for the team to navigate the situation. Doubts, fear and anxiety are caused not as much by outer uncertainty as by inner instability. When things are constantly changing around us, it is of paramount importance for the leadership to take shelter and inspire their team members to take shelter of things which don’t change. Dealing with uncertainty requires scientific exploration, artistic navigation and prayerful meditation. In this seminar we shall take a look at some of the principles and practices which can help the leadership in dealing with uncertainties with resilience and restraint.

Gauranga Dasa is a B.Tech graduate of IIT Bombay and has been serving at ISKCON Chowpatty since 1993. Currently he is serving as a Presidential Board Member of ISKCON Chowpatty and Govardhan Ecovillage, an award-winning farm community. He is also serving in various capacities at a national and global scale in ISKCON such as a Global Duty Officer for the GBC, trustee of the GBC College, member of the GBC OrgDev and Nominations Committees, Divisional Director of Devotee Care and Temple Development, Systems & Administration departments of the GBC strategic planning committee, member of the Sastric Advisory Council, member of the ISKCON India Advisory Committee and several others. He is also the Director of the Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha, a school offering a two-year full time study program of the Srimad Bhagavatam and Caitanya Caritamrita in seven cities across India. He is also serving as a Trustee and Administrative Director for the Bhaktivedanta Research Centre (BRC), Kolkata.

HG Gauranga Dasa

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