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1 New Mantras in Creativity & Innovation* Dr. Subhash Sharma Dean, Indian Business Academy Bangalore & Greater Noida *Keynote presentation at the Oracle Leadership Retreat, Kovalam, Nov 6 & 7, 2009. An earlier version was presented at the First International Conference on Igniting the Genius Within, Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, Oct 23-26, 2008. SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

2 New Mantras of Creativity & Innovation Do you want to win a race? If your answer is yes, then these new mantras of creativity and innovation presented here are for you. SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

3 Mantra of winning the race AB Your competitor is at position A, far far ahead of you. You are at position B. A start up or a new company. You want to win the race. Please suggest your answer to win this race. SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

4 Mantra 1: Anti-Benchmarking Take a different path Path of replication: Path of Follower Path of innovation: Path of leadership/ innovator New Mantras in Corporate Corridors, Subhash Sharma, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, 2007, p. 333 Anti- benchmarking Benchmarking SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

5 We are used to Benchmarking approach We are used to benchmarking approach so we dont think of anti-benchmarking. However there are many examples from the corporate world. Following are some illustrations of breakthrough innovations from India Inc. I. AMUL: Milk powder from buffalo milk II. Nano car from Tata III. Reva: Electric car … SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

6 Examples from Management Education in India I.Establishment of WISDOM: Womens Institute for Studies in Development Oriented Management at Banasthali University, Banasthali, Rajasthan (Based on wisdom equation W = R + I : Wisdom = Reason + Intuition) II.Establishment of Indian Business Academy at Bangalore and Greater Noida with focus on Indian Business III.Msc and M.Phil Programs in Yoga and Management with focus on Human Resource by SVYASA (Swami Vivekaknanda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan), Bangalore, a well known Yoga University SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

7 Mantra 2: Grounded Praxis Approach (GPA) Converting knowledge into Wisdom & wisdom into new knowledge- Knowledge-Wisdom cycle KnowledgeWisdom Action-reflection New Mantras in Corporate Corridors, Subhash Sharma, 2007, p. 435 SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

8 Why Managers are Successful? Successful managers and leaders use GPA (Grounded Praxis Approach) in their decision making and problem solving Rate your GPA on 10 point scale 1 10 Low GPAHigh GPA SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

9 High GPA and ViSA ViSA: Vision-Strategy-Action plan Three gaps: Vision-Strategy gap Vision-Action gap Strategy-Action gap Managers with high GPA are able to reduce these gaps SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

10 Corporate Examples of innovations through grounded praxis Dabbawallah SEWA AMUL … SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

11 Illustration of Grounded Praxis Approach (GPA) in Research Towards a new research tradition (Wisdom research tradition): Traditional Knowledge (TK)--Scientific-- Meditative tradition Received wisdom -- ScientificMeditative tradition SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

12 Mantra 3: Direct Vision Approach Three Approaches to Seeing Reality I. Division approach: Divided vision approach II. D-vision approach: Rainbow approach III. Direct vision approach: Beach Visioning: Horizon view New Mantras in Corporate Corridors, Subhash Sharma, 2007, p. 247-251 SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

13 Illustrations of three Approaches Division D-Vision Direct Vision Clash of Dialogue Confluence of Civilizations among civilizations civilizations Lines of conflict (loc) Lines of cooperation (loc) Lines of connectivity (loc) Labor as factor of Labor as co-venturist Labor as co-creator Production of wealth Conflict paradigm Cooperation paradigm Harmony paradigm SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

14 For creativity & innovation we need Direct vision approach Direct Vision and Direct perception (Darshan) lead to creativity and innovative decision making This is DVD (Direct Vision and Darshan) mantra of creativity SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

15 Mantra 4: Rishi Innovation Competency Rishi innovation competency model: An individual who has ability to see and re-see events, opportunities and threats in new ways is a Rishi (Re-see). How to improve your Re-see competence: Ignite the genius within Illustration: Paradigm shift from Business Maharajas to Corporate Rishi -- Corporate Rishis of India (Participants to identify) New Mantras in Corporate Corridors. Subhash Sharma, 2007, p. 185 SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

16 Corporate Rishi Model of Leadership Corporate Rishi has high re-see competence Corporate Rishi effectively uses SAW: Science, Art and Wisdom through improvement in skill, values and wisdom Corporate Rishi is CEO Leader: Creative, Enlightened, Organic Leader (New Mantras in Corporate Corridors, Subhash Sharma, 2007, p. 185) CEO Leader as Creative, Enlightened, Oracle Leader (This model was suggested by the author during Oracle Leadership Retreat) SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

17 Mantra 5: Mind Liberation – Evolution of New Mind Mind liberation: Acquiring a New Mind Programming ---De-programming ---Liberating state (Old mind-set) (New mind-set) When mind is de-programmed, it gets ready for liberation Illustration: Indias new mind – Is it new or copied? What is the blend? SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

18 Mantra 6: Omega Circle of Creativity SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009 T2 T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 T1 Manager/Leader at the center of the Omega circle synthesizing many perspectives represented by T1, T2, T3, T4 … that also represent many versions of Truth (T) / reality New Mantras in Corporate Corridors, Subhash Sharma, 2007, pp. 470-471

19 Omega Circle and Decision making levels Strategic Level Omega Circles Managerial Level Decision Circles Operational Level Quality Circles SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

20 Mantra 7: SKY Mantra-789 Levels of Consciousness 789 Quantum States of Mind (Metaphor of Seventh heaven, Eighth Chakra and Ninth cloud) SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

21 ESP: Extended Sensory Perception SKY Mantra S: Self/ Space for self K: Kosmic consciousness Y: Yoke/ Yearning for connectivity/ Yoga At SKY level of consciousness, mind acquires charismatic creativity. Illustrations include well known artists, poets, musicians, scientists and visionaries

22 Exercise on Seven Mantras of Creativity and Innovation SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009 Mantra Participants to provide illustrations on the basis of their experiences 1.Anti-benchmarking ………………………………………… 2.Grounded praxis …………………………………………. 3.Direct vision & darshan …………………………………………. 4.Re-see ………………………………………….. 5.New mind ………………………………………….. 6.Omega circle ………………………………………….. 7.789 quantum states …………………………………………..

23 Wisdom Steps: Creativity- Innovation- Wisdom Wisdom Innovation Creativity Wisdom Innovation Creativity SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

24 Profile of Dr. Subhash Sharma, Key Note Speaker Known to his research students as MGR (Mentor, Guru and Rishi) of Indian Management Wisdom (IMW), Dr. Subhash Sharma is educated in India and USA. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and Ph. D. from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. Prof. Subhash Sharma has made significant contributions to development of Indian Management thought and is author of creative and thought provoking books, Creation from Shunya (1993), Management in New Age: Western Windows Eastern Doors (1996), Quantum Rope: Science, Mysticism and Management (1999), Arrows of Time: From Black holes to Nirvana point (2001) and New Mantras in Corporate Corridors: From Ancient Roots to Global Routes (2007) and Markets Maya: Lotus Millionaires from New Madhushala (2009). His thought contributions have been widely acknowledged in nationally and internationally known academic journals. Prof. Sharma has also made significant contributions to management education in India through his involvement in well known innovative institution building experiments. He assisted in conceptualization and development of Womens Institute for Studies in Development Oriented Management (WISDOM), at Banasthali University, Rajasthan. He is Founding Director, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore and Founding member, Indian Business Academy (IBA), Bangalore and Greater Noida and currently its Dean. Prof. Sharma has developed and refined a new poetic methodology to develop creative dimension in ones personality. His inspirational Corporate Rhymes have drawn media attention (both print media and TV) as a novel and innovative approach to learning management concepts. He is also a recipient of leadership, excellence and achievement awards.

25 For further details For further details please refer following books and website of the author: Management in New Age: Western Windows Eastern Doors, Subhash Sharma, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, 1996 & 2006. Quantum Rope: Science, Mysticism and Management, Subhash Sharma, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, 1999 Arrows of Time: From the Black holes to Nirvana Point, Subhash Sharma, New Age international Publishers, New Delhi, 2001 New Mantras in Corporate Corridors: From Ancient Roots to Global Routes, Subhash Sharma, New Age International Publishers, New Delhi, 2007. Markets Maya: Lotus Millionaires from New Madhushala, IBA Publications, Bangalore, 2009. authors website: www.wwedsubhashsharma.comwww.wwedsubhashsharma.com Authors books published by New Age international Publishers, New Delhi, can be ordered from www.newagepublishers.com as well as from www.amazon.com, www.rediffmail.com and other websiteswww.newagepublishers.comwww.amazon.comwww.rediffmail.com SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009

26 Authors contact Dr. Subhash Sharma can be contacted at the following e mail address re_see@rediffmail.com SS-IBA-Oracle Leadership Retreat- Kovalam-Nov. 6-7, 2009


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