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Living Your Deeply Hidden Potential
Date: Saturday, 19 May, 2012. Time: 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Venue: Sandstone 3, Strosacker Hall, 120 East Grand Street, Baldwin Wallace College, Berea, OH 44017
This is a sequel to the first seminar “Why Life Sucks: The Magic of Inner Peace”. This seminar celebrates the beauty and elegance of people flowering to the fullness of their deeply hidden potential, in contrast to the customary notion of a “successful life”. It explores ways of living our uniqueness in the context of what may seem regular, outwardly mundane lives.
It aspires to produce a breakthrough in our imagination by examining alternatives to the mainstream notions of leadership and accomplishment that emphasize doing exceptional things to produce grand outcomes. The erosion of our inner capacities begins early in life as we start school. The traditional educational system, modeled after the factory and the dictates of the industrial revolution, trains us to be competitive workaholics and to become cogs in the productive wheel of the “smart-machine”, while our real genius and our love of learning are rapidly compromised on the utterly insane treadmill of standardized testing, and outcome based assessments.
These standard notions of achievement, overly focused on extraordinary results and outcomes, and extrapolated to our career contexts, have ironically made us even more mediocre and mundane; for many of us, as we grow old, our real potential languishes, buried under layers and layers of bureaucratic activity traps that do little to encourage our inner growth. In contrast, flowering to the fullness of our potential requires tremendous courage, sensitivity and originality in choreographing the dance of our own being, in composing the inner symphony of our soul and in attending to the poetry of life, processes that are not understood by a society that values measurable outcomes over the real flowering of our inner gifts.
It is by celebrating the landscape of our inner life, irrespective of the scale or profitability of results, that we can inhabit what is truly great in ourselves and in others. Through a combination of parables, insights from different historical periods/ cultural contexts and vignettes drawn from conversations with "regular" people, this seminar explores profound secrets about how to access the magnificence of our own potential that is sometimes so completely hidden from the surface-level structure of our life that we ourselves don't glimpse it before it is way too late.
About the Author and Program Leader
Dr. Param Srikantia, a Professor in the Division of Business Administration at Baldwin Wallace College, is a former television host in India who knows the art of entertaining and energizing a live audience! Param published his book “The Architecture of Human Greatness” based on a five year research study, talking to thousands of people from around the world about extraordinary moments in their life. Param has authored over 35 scholarly papers in Management, Organizational Behavior, and Globalization that he has published or presented at conferences in the United States, Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Case Western Reserve University and Master’s Degrees in Business Administration, Human Resources and Organizational Psychology. Param has worked for the World Bank Group, Arthur Andersen, the Unilever Group, the American Cyanamid Company, Lederle Laboratories and the Tata Group of Companies. He has taught as Lead Faculty at the Weatherhead School of Management, at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio and as Visiting Faculty at the School of Public Policy, George Mason University, Washington D.C. He has also taught at the business program at the University of Iowa in the U.S., at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in India and FAE Business School in Brazil.