SOIL or School of Inspired Leadership, a Gurgaon-based business school, recently concluded its annual Inspired Leadership Conference 2016 on a promising note. This year, the event involved talks on underlining the importance of establishing ‘Dialogue across Differences’ for developing competency in leadership roles. The 2 day conference commenced on the 14th of October, 2016. The inaugural address was chaired by the event’s key note speaker Mr. Arun Maira – former member of Planning Commission of India, and former Chairman of Boston Consulting Group (India).
For some time now, industry leaders have witnessed that differences across gender, age, ideologies, identity, income groups, etc. are some of the key reasons that have contributed in lack of competency within leadership roles. Thus, keeping these factors in mind, SOIL decided to design this year’s leadership conference around ‘Dialogue across Differences’, and why establishing dialogues for the same is a critical factor.
Commenting on the conference, Anil Sachdev, Founder& CEO, SOIL said, “Nowadays, almost all sectors and industries witness cut-throat competition, whether in India or around the world. Be it people or organizations, all of us are attempting to become an integral part of the elite group, i.e. the ones who lead the way. However, the brutal reality is that not all of us manage to beat the odds and/or thrive under pressure. Moreover, lack of relevant skills in most candidates renders them unfit or inefficient to hold strong leadership roles. As a result, the world pays a heavy price owing to our inability to resolve such issues. Thus, as an institution that upholds the practice of imparting proper skills in management, we were compelled to raise awareness about the same through this Inspired Leadership Conference. We are confident that the success of this forum will encourage management students to seriously consider their training as the first step towards becoming future leaders.”
Apart from Mr. Arun Maira, the Inspired Leadership Conference witnessed participation from some of the leading business experts in India like – Vivek Katju, Ujala Bedi, Ashish Sonal, Nidhi Arora, Sanjay Jorapur – CHRO of Hero MotoCorp., and Vivek Tripathi – CHRO Lava International. Read More