KOCHI: A person who is not capable of managing himself and controlling his mind will not be able to manage a group, said mystic and visionary Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
He was speaking at the inaugural session of the 36th Annual National Management Convention organised by the Kerala Management Association here on Thursday, on the topic Changing India - New paradigms.
Stressing the importance of effective management in the country’s growth, Sadhguru said, “a nation’s success is not measured on the basis of its military power or political strength, but on the basis of the volume of business. For successful business enterprises, we need successful managers.”
“A manager should not restrict his role to management of resources alone. A good manager should learn to manage himself, and his control over mind will lead him to success. Hence, it is important to nurture management as a culture,” he said.
The technical sessions of the convention will begin on Friday. The morning session on ‘Technology and Innovation in Changing Times’ will be led by Roshy John, head of robotics and cognitive systems at TCS, and international fashion designer Vivek Karunakaran.
It will be followed by a special session on ‘Success and Challenges of an Entrepreneur,’ led by MFAR Group chairman P Mohamed Ali and Kerala Civil Supplies Corporation CMD A P M Mohammed Haneesh.
In the afternoon session, on the topic ‘India Inc in Changing Times,’ Kerala State Planning Board former member secretary Anuradha Balaram and Jyothy Laboratories managing director Ullas Kamath will speak. The session on ‘Opportunities for Nextgen in the Changing World’ will be led by Muthoot Finance Ltd director George M George and MySport CEO Jiri Cerny. Ashok Soota, cofounder of Mindtree, will be the chief guest at the valedictory function to be held at 4 pm.