Rajeshwar Upadhyaya, Editor-in-Chief, The Leadership Review

Rajeshwar Upadhyaya, Editor-in-Chief, The Leadership Review

April 8, 2016

Ideatum. A leadership symposium. An extension to the idea of The Leadership Review. A platform for the expression of leadership thought from varied domains. A stronghold for open discourse on leadership in South Asia. Home to stories of ‘Leadership in Action’.

It was our first attempt at putting it together. Dr Kiran Bedi has talked very passionately about her policing career. Such valuable nuggets of
uncommon leadership. Maj Gen GD Bakshi’s address was both passionate and engaging. Bits from his military experiences from war and peace left me spell-bound. Dr Sujaya Banerjee’s interview of GR Khairnar received a standing ovation from the audience. Dr Radhakrishnan Pillai in such a short duration managed to deliver with such ease the contemporary relevance of “Arthashastra”. Its connect with leadership was so pertinent that it has inspired the audience to look up Chanakya in greater detail. And the panel discussion with Sujaya Banerjee, Pooja Warier and Sameer Desai was
interesting too. I thank them all. And I thank you, the readers.

We shall organise the second chapter of the Ideatum in September. Watch this space for more details.