Transformational Leadership

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India HR LIVE is honored to have  Dr. Sunil Maheshwari, Founder and Faculty Member at Samatvam Academy and Dr. Daniel K. Saint, Dean of Faculty at Samatvam Academy to talk about “Transformational Leadership” on Nov 5th, Tuesday at 8PM IST / 9.30 CST / 10.30 EST.

Leadership is the collective capacity of a human community to evolve and realize its own future. Leaders govern the value-creation work of the operational and managerial facets of an organization, and guide it towards sustainability.

The mandate of transformational leadership is to stage revolutions in organizational systems. Transformational leaders recognize that any living system transforms rapidly when it views change as the means to preserve itself. Even in times of stability, these leaders awaken the organization to new possibilities of capitalizing upon the emerging future.

The quest for leadership is an inner journey to discover the depths of one’s own identity. Upon this secure foundation, authentic and credible relationships are established. Inner shifts in people’s motives, and attitudes are thus combined with an outer change in behaviour, processes, and practices. The resulting mutuality of trust and confidence helps accomplish qualitative change that is the hallmark of transformational leadership.

Transformational leadership is developed through a spiral of three processes, or a play with three acts, being performed concurrently:

a) Appreciation – An “inspired” search for the core heritage (or the life- enhancing forces) in a “connected” human system- through reflective dialogue and sharing of peak experiences.
b) Visualization – Developing a shared understanding of what people want to collectively be (mission) and become (vision), thus generating insights into new potentials and possibilities.
c) Actualization – Deploying a strategic design to “attain’ the vision in actual practice, with a spirit of service.

Meet Dr. Sunil Maheshwari

Dr. Sunil Maheshwari is regarded as an international authority in the theory and practice of appreciation and other strength-based approaches for personal and organizational effectiveness. His developmental expertise has been fine tuned in the course of a 13-year corporate career in Human Resource Management, working with RPG Enterprises, Gillette, Wipro Corporation, Tata Management Training Centre and Ernst & Young in various managerial roles.

Sunil is the founder of Samatvam Academy. He has facilitated executive education at the Tata Group, ITC, Xerox, Ranbaxy, Philips, Mahindra & Mahindra, GAIL India, FICCI and DCM Shriram (among others), and considers executive coaching to be his passion.

Sunil completed his PhD on “Relationship between Appreciative Intelligence and Leadership Capability” from FMS, University of Delhi and also has an MBA from the same institution. Prior to this, he schooled from Mayo College, Ajmer with flying colors in athletics, dramatics and debating, and went on pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering (1992) from Nagpur University. He has also completed the prestigious Certificate Program in Experiential Learning and Training from the NTL Institute of Applied Behavioural Sciences, USA.

Dr. Daniel Saint

Dr. Daniel K. Saint is the Dean of Faculty at Samatvam Academy. A distinguished and committed leader with over 25 years of leadership, consulting, and teaching experience, he brings energy, care, and understanding to the complex challenges of human systems. In his most recent assignment as the Managing Director for a global services firm, Dan led a transformational journey that yielded superlative, best-in-class business performance and also won an inclusion on the Best Places to Work.

Dan brings a real-world perspective for clients gained through work as a Partner and Global Practice Leader at Deloitte; as a senior executive in international finance and operations at Xuma, Federal-Mogul, and Chrysler; and as a captain in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. He has served clients globally including Boeing, Chrysler, Daimler, DTE, General Motors, Intel, Lowe’s, Navistar, Sears, and the World Bank.

Dan holds a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University, and is a graduate of both the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland’s IOSD program and the MIT Organizational Learning Center program. He holds an MBA from the University of Detroit and a BA from the University of Pittsburgh. He is an adjunct professor of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte in North Carolina.

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