Impact on the team - Suresh Sambandam, CEO, Kissflow
This was a leadership journey in its true sense and very different from the typical managerial skill development that is usually conducted in organisations. Ram clearly articulated our unspoken need to have leaders begin first by taking an honest look at themselves and change as needed first. Ram then expertly took the entire leadership team we had hand picked, through a series of discussions that helped us introspect on our individual thinking / decision making patterns and how it differs from our colleagues (beyond who's right / wrong). This was an "Aha!" moment for many and went beyond just satisfying our intellectual curiosity, to making a profound impact in the way we connect and collaborate with each other.
Impact on the team - Abhishek Paul, Culture Shepherd, Kissflow
Ram made us see that collectively we form an organism and not a bunch of individuals. Added to that is the enlightenment about the term 'team spirit'. I never realized it carried such deep meaning and has the power to connect us at such a deep emotional level.
Impact on the company - Bhoo Thirumalai, Aspiration Energy (2 years after workshop)
I have gone through many... workshops - most of them are focused on what and the how. But, Ramkumar's workshop is squarely focused on the more important - "why".
At first, what he says appears mythical - he starts with the premise that the company is an independent organism .. ..and has its own intents and plans... Slowly, it dawns on you that what he is saying is real - not mythical...
Overall - we gained a lot - alignment - that led us to completely revamp the team - and form a different team that is aligned to the "why" of Aspiration Energy. When there is a low ebb, I am able to get back on feet, as I have started respecting Aspiration Energy as a fellow human being, friend, philosopher and a guide, while being in an inter-dependent intertwined lives.
Impact on the Team - C Ganapthy, TPRS Pondichery (6 months after workshop)
The Leadership workshop, was much different from the normal workshops. It opened up the inner feelings of most participants. It has helped them to analyse and think about oneself and promote teamwork. Especially concepts discussed like The Frame of Reference, Inner Integrity and Looking within, were simple tools the participants carried home and to the workplace, and it improved the organization in particular.. On the whole it has increased the awareness of individuals in their workplace. We will be conducting a similar workshop to a different group very soon..
Impact on the team - Subhu, Founder and CEO TRS Forms (3 months after workshop)
“Leading from within" as the name suggests has brought in positive vibes in the individuals and as a company as a whole….The gap between what is required and how to achieve is always quite a distance and this programme helps to bridge the gap. We continue to share the insights and the learnings from the programme to others in the organisation, to help them in their professional and personal lives.
To confront truth requires a lot of courage" is a fact already known to me. But how to do that and to play with "fear" and the joy arising out of that is something that leads to emotional contentment. To me this [program] is an awakening from within. Thank you, Thank you very much.
What I have gained from the session is something that cannot be..... verbally explained. ...I don't know whether this training will make me a better leader or not, but at least now I will ... move towards the goal of being a better human being first...
End of the first day, to tell you the truth, I was going deep with in myself, going into corners I did not want to visit and by the time I reached home I was a very angry person... But by the time the session ended the second day, I was clearer as to how not to see things and how to see myself....I can say I'm more beautiful than I was before the session.
This workshop has touched certain untouched areas in me...
The program was enlightening in certain aspects, both personally and professionally
After the program, something happened in my mind. I don't know how to express my feelings. Now I am able to control my anger. I am ready to accept my mistakes.
It was a big eye opening for me...
The program helped me to look at People as People and not as XYZ
I would say I am the most benefited person from this workshop... it helped me to start seeing a lot of things in proper perspective...
The course to me was something of an awakening... I cannot explain verbally what I have gained from the workshop...
I learnt to be more human and more understanding...
These two days I felt.. I was chiseled and sculpted... I am thankful...
You opened my eyes...
The program showed me that team work is a totally different ball game...
I do not know whether this program will change me, but it gave me a chance to understand myself, it exposed me to myself...
The workshop...opened my eyes... it was a MAGIC MIRROR that reflected my inner qualities... made me see the prisms through which I was seeing...
Before this program, I was an ordinary human being...
I will not forget this 2 days in my life period. It was motivating...
I think these two days were one of the most usefully spent days in my life..
The week prior to this workshop had been a hard time for me, but this weekend helped me to come out of all my pains…
It was totally refreshing, mentally and physically.. this workshop would make me a better human being..
I had some blocks in my mind, that were removed after this workshop…
It really brought the soft and supple side of me, which was hidden all these days…It also bought out my love for others in me..
After the workshop, I have changed my attitude towards my employees.
I thank… for giving me an wonderful opportunity to learn about leadership qualities… watching, seeing, inner integrity, how to respond during critical situations..
I understood how 100% work done by each individual does not necessarily lead to team success..
I learnt how to apply the concept of Frame of Reference..
For the first time in my life I am trying to find solutions to my limitations within, till now I tried to put the blame on others..
I learnt how to face pain, how to watch myself and take decisions from my heart..
I learnt how to go in to our inner being, experience the real pain which will only take 2-3 minutes, instead of suffering throughout our life..
I strongly believe this program has given me some points to improve my negative side…and how not to run away from problems and face them in-spite of pain..
I learnt how to see myself with self / inner integrity..
I will implement frame of reference in day to day activities, practice “seeing” in simple everyday situations to resolve conflicts..
I learnt about seeing and discharging the accumulated hurt / pain so that I can unburden myself and become light..
I can feel the camaraderie and team-spirit right in this room…
I learnt many things which are very important for my day to day life. …the most important among them.. self confidence in myself..
I learnt many things about team spirit and especially the driving spirit for a team. I was also inspired by the scientific theories behind team spirit..
I had earlier attended 8 to 10 training sessions on leadership. The experience I felt these two days is unique in the sense, there was a spiritual element attached and with all the learning, I felt peace. The tete-a-tete I had with myself several times, was quite wonderful..
Great eye opener. I want to take home 3 points. Seeing with inner integrity. Putting yourself in other’s shoes. Believing in inner voice. Thanks.. I loved the session.
The question of “Why am I doing this” got a great answer in these 2 days. Could connect to the higher purpose. Great job. Could have been lighter, but may not have been impactful…but effectiveness was not reduced. Do you want to entertain or be impactful? I will any day choose impactful. THANKS! THANKS! THANKS!
This workshop is simply superb. It is not just a word. It really works so…
Till now in my personal life, like in my home, I was only seeing things according to my way and I never tried to understand the way of my parents, brother, sister. Most of the time, I was not right, which I realized during the workshop..
Before I came here, I had a lot of confusion, I felt I was stuck in my career, not growing enough. Now when I apply what I learnt at the workshop, I am getting some clarity. I think this will help me handle some of my personal problems too..
In future, whenever I take decisions, I will try to see from other people’s point of view..
I understood how to see myself through other people’s eyes..
I will now have better control over myself.. I will involve myself with the company like it is family…
I realized it is easy to solve problems by forgiving and asking sorry..
It will help me travel to the next level in my thinking..
I was able to understand the exact meaning of leadership and team spirit..
I really enjoyed the program…
I learnt some good lessons from the games played during the workshop..
I recommend others to attend this workshop to know about themselves..
..eye opener.. I used to be very egoistic and dominating.. this program slapped me.. I will not exaggerate that I will change from today, but I will definitely try, which itself is a big change..
..helped me to see who I am.. I saw how to grow myself, my factory, my people, my country..
..I understood myself..
..I learnt how to work together and win.. to develop our organization..
..first time in my family life I asked sorry…
..will relate to people whole-heartedly..
…I will teach these tools to my friends..
..I will stop criticizing people who really care about me.. I am going to strengthen my bond with others..
..I expect to achieve my dreams within a short period of time..
…the program inspired me a lot…
…I learnt to become calm, learnt to listen to others…
..I will allocate more time for people at home…
..our company, our family, our colleagues.. we should all join hands and work for progress… I should act as an inspiration to others…
…I have attended several programs.. but this one was different… personally I changed..
…I was overconfident and righteous about the relationship with my daughter.. now I see from her point of view..
…my mind became free.. lot of pressure was released from my heart…
..till date I was thinking that whatever I do was right.. but I realized how wrong I have been.. how I have acted without understanding others
..in future I will first try to realize my mistakes…and understand other’s feelings..
..changed my attitude towards my wife and kid…
…to work calmly… to be loving.. to empathize with other’s difficulties..
..The workshop reconfirmed the need for “Working from your heart”. It also helped me throw out, more layers of burden within.
..will change my life today on-wards..
..I will slowly adopt “seeing from other’s perspective”. I also realize seeing from heart will give us clear picture of what we have done..
..I am really proud that I am one of the participants..
..showed me that there is a collective intelligence, a soul for the company.. and if we work as a team, we can grow along with the company..
..I will be a leader and not a manager… analyse problems and issues from other’s perspective..
..I have set a goal to achieve Rs 15 crore within a year, for my branch itself..
…made me realize what I have lost in the last 22 years.. and what I am going to gain in the rest of my life…thank you very much…
…so much can be achieved by making small (minor) adjustments within us..
...understood Frame of reference and Collective Intelligence in its true sense..
..thanks to the “soul” of my company for this opportunity and to the “guru” who had instilled a lot of confidence…
..of all the journeys I could take, the journey I have decided to take within me, will help me discover who truly I am…
..developed my life, attitude and confidence..
..before the workshop I used to get angry with my family…never thought from their perspective..
…I discovered who I am.. I could see my strengths and weakness.. I also got a clarity on how to treat my colleagues