Meditation for Effective Intrapreneurship
Often, intrapreneurs have a bold vision and will work beyond the demands of their regular day job to bring their idea to life. A successful intrapreneur must have passion and dedication. Having done this myself at Shell, I understand the time, effort and sweat that goes behind giving birth to these projects. However, change making is never easy and hence serial intrapreneurs need to build the muscle of patience and resilience. Meditation techniques have always been associated to improving health and wellbeing. We will explore how the practices of yoga, breath and meditation will empower the change makers to develop greater courage, dispassion and become more effective in building a shared vision.
Interesting article about Mandar’s work: https://www.fastcompany.com/1681903/how-shell-is-fostering-innovation-with-meditation
Until 2016, Mandar worked at Shell for 17 years at Shell International. In his last role, he managed Shell’s prestigious GameChanger social innovation program investing in ideas that create “shared value” – both business value and social impact. Mandar is an acclaimed expert on leadership, entrepreneurship and social innovation and has spoken on these topics at many prestigious forums including TEDx, Wharton Business School, Social Innovation Summit, Sustainable Brands, London Business School, etc. He is also the winner of the prestigious Ashoka League of Intrapreneurs for designing and delivering an innovation learning program at Shell to over 2000 colleagues using meditation practice. In 2016, Mandar started the From India With Love initiative to reinvigorate the message of nonviolence (or ahimsa) in the world. In 2019, Mandar started the Cities4Peace initiative – a unique peace consultancy that works with civic leaders to actively promoting peace and compassion in cities and communities worldwide. The flagship project of this initiative was recently completed in Los Angeles in partnership with the Los Angeles Police Dept (LAPD) and the LA Mayor’s Office for Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD). For nearly two decades, Mandar has taught leadership programs using meditation practices for the International Association for Human Values and the Art of Living Foundation. Mandar is a Board Member of the Charter for Compassion, an international non-profit organization that promotes compassion in the world. He was also a Visiting Scholar at George Mason School for Conflict Analysis & Resolution.