THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: “Management is the art of leading one’s own mind and intelligence and that of others,” says Swami Bhoomananda Teertha.
Delivering a lecture on ‘Spirituality - Its Relevance in Management Today’ at HLL Lifecare Limited, Swami Bhoomananda Teertha emphasised the importance of nurturing the mind and intelligence - the two spiritual constituents of human personality - when taking on leadership roles.
In all human endeavour, an element of spirituality is present, he said.
All managers should assimilate and have a resilient and flexible mind which enriches itself by imbibing inputs from their immediate surroundings and from the world at large, he said. One should also apply intelligence out of a refined form of the mind to rationalise, inquire, resolve problems and dissolve negativity, he added.
He appreciated efforts of the large community of managers in India, whom he described as key contributors to the nation’s growth. Interpersonal relationships, which pose the biggest challenge for a manager, are also the biggest test of their spirituality because it requires the application of both mental acuity and intellect, he pointed out.
E Sreedharan, the former managing director of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and the national president of FRNV was present. HLL chairman and managing director M Ayyappan, who is also the Director of the Kerala chapter of FRNV, attended.
Swami Bhoomananda Teertha will deliver a series of spiritual discourses in the city on April 21 and 22.