Transformational service leadership through Karma Yoga - Venkat R. Krishnan, Director, Yale-Great Lakes Center for Management Research
Every week, students of the institution visit the 21 villages surrounding the campus, with the mission of enhancing the self-esteem and self-efficacy of the villagers, to empower them. Being totally devoted to our duties towards others and being really concerned about others are the foundations of authentic leadership, adds Venkat. An apt quote cited in his newsletter is from the Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda, thus: “Karma Yoga is the attaining through unselfish work of that freedom which is the goal of all human nature.”
At the second annual Karma Yoga Convention held in the campus last week, Venkat addressed the assembled villagers in Tamil and emphasised that it is possible for all of us to contribute to overall development with mutual help.
A positive thought, that is, to energise our social entrepreneurs.