Lectures

Lt Gen (Retd) Arjun Ray conducted many seminars on various topics.

 Lectures 
  • International Education
    • Challenges in Value-Education in Schools
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        Challenges in Value-Education in Schools
          Description
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        Goals of Education; Lifelong Learning; Universal Values; Understanding Values; Role-Models; Mentoring; Community Service; Nature; and Parent Education
          Abstract
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        If there be an arithmetic formula to describe a school, it is school=values; learning comes much later; The lecture brings out the direct challenges schools face in this regard. Lack of clarity in the purpose of education; what values to adopt; what those values mean; and how do you teach values – these are issues that need addressing. Values cannot be taught; they have to be experienced.
          Price : 10$
        Pages : 9
    • Educating for Social Responsibility
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        Educating for Social Responsibility
          Description
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        Social Responsibility; Work-Life Balance
          Abstract
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        With rising inequalities because of globalization and market-capitalism, and the disconcerting spread of religious fundamentalism, schools must educate children on how to live in a diverse world. The goals of school education should encompass social responsibility; a responsibility that goes well beyond community service to include aspects like conflict-resolution, valuing diversity, upholding human rights, world citizenship and protecting the environment. The author suggests strategies schools could adopt to sensitize the hearts of teachers and students to be empathetic, humane and compassionate.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 13
    • The ‘I’ in IBO and International Education
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        The ‘I’ in IBO and International Education
          Description
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        Culture and Human Thought; Global Citizenship; Localism; Universal Values; Social Commitment; Scientific Humanism; Whole-Person; Governance in International Education and Scientific Literacy
          Abstract
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        An international school may not promote internationalism; whereas a national school could. The lecture traces the growth of internationalism in international schools as a result of man’s quest for peace and world citizenship; scientific humanism including science literacy; and whole-education (not at the expense of academics). There is a special section on governance, especially for international schools.
          Price : 20$
        Pages : 9
    • The Purpose of Education
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        The Purpose of Education
          Description
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        Future Trends in School Education; Profile of 21st Century Learner; Education for Understanding; and Teacher Education
          Abstract
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        The future of school education is being shaped by lifelong learning, with the burden of learning shifting from the teacher to the student. The primary purpose of education is understanding. Practical steps like children’s museum, role-modeling by teachers, and teaching abstract concepts are recommended.

        The effective delivery of new education is possible provided teachers are trans-disciplinary. The author suggests categorization of teachers, teacher exchanges, publishing professional papers and selective mentoring.

          Price : 15$
        Pages : 10
  • Leadership
    • 6 Key Concepts in Leadership – Experiences of War and Peace
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        6 Key Concepts in Leadership – Experiences of War and Peace
          Description
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        Leading Oneself; Meaning to Life; The Ferocity of Purpose; Educating the Head, the Heart and Spirit; Lifelong Learning and Personal Vision
          Abstract
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        There are six key concepts that are central to leadership, happiness, and human authenticity: leading oneself first, then others; giving meaning to life; executing one’s mission with a ferocity of purpose; whole education; lifelong learning; and a personal vision.

        Understanding and applying these concepts in India is challenging because of our long legacy of foreign rule, a hierarchical society, and an education system that emphasizes only left-brain development.

          Price : 15$
        Pages : 10
    • 8th Investiture, Indus International School, 20 Jan 2010
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        8th Investiture, Indus International School, 20 Jan 2010
          Description
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        Unknowable Future; Leadership Vision; Leadership Competencies; and Future Mind
          Abstract
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        The author addressed the new Students’ Council at Indus International School, Bangalore. He identified the principal challenge before parents and schools in the 21st century: How to prepare for a future that cannot be predicated? What extraordinary competencies future leaders will require; and why they will need a disciplined mind to be successful leaders.
          Price : 5$
        Pages : 2
    • Challenges of Tomorrow
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        Challenges of Tomorrow
          Description
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        Market Capitalism, Living with Homogeneity and Leadership in Public Life.
          Abstract
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        The author singles out the three principal challenges future leaders will have to deal with – the downside of market capitalism, growing diversities and inequalities, and the absence of quality leadership in public life.

        In the subject of “living with diversity,” there is a bigger issue that seems to have gone unnoticed. It is: how to live with homogeneity?

        On leadership, the author makes a strong case for educational pedagogies for educating the head, the heart and the spirit.

          Price : 8$
        Pages : 4
    • Effective Principals – Challenges and the Way Ahead
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        Effective Principals – Challenges and the Way Ahead
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        Learning Requirements 21st Century; Ability to Learn; Transformational Leadership; How to Think; Self-Development; and Whole-Education.

          Abstract
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        Principals today face three challenges. These are: addressing the learning requirements of the 21st century, role clarification, and self-development. The author highlights the importance of principals to become transformational leaders. He urges principals to spare time for their self-development as lifelong learners and becoming their own teachers.

          Price : 20$
        Pages : 7
    • Globally Responsible Leadership
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        Globally Responsible Leadership
          Description
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        Global Trends in Leadership; Globally Responsible Leadership; Change and Transformation; Knowledge Bank; Risk Management; Innovation; Succession Planning; HR Resonance Image; Employee Value Proposition
          Abstract
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        Corporate governance is being adversely affected mainly by rising inequalities, environmental degradation, and the demise of the traditional employee. Future CEOs will no longer be judged by the profits they make for their stakeholders. Rather, they will be expected to make a difference by positive contribution in enhancing the intellectual capital of employees, social capital through improving the quality of life of the community, and environmental capital by preserving the environment. HR strategies to enable such 'leadership balance' will include creation of knowledge banks, risk management, heterogeneous talent pools, scenario planning, managing innovation and succession planning.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 16
    • Human Motivation, the Search for a Meaning
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        Human Motivation, the Search for a Meaning
          Description
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        Values; Self-Esteem; Motivation; Will to Pleasure; Will to Power, Meaning to Life; Higher Purpose; and Intellectual Dissent.
          Abstract
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        Pleasure and power by themselves are not motivating. The author argues convincingly that ultimate human motivation arises when man gives meaning to life by seeking a higher goal, even under the worst and inconceivable conditions. This higher goal goes beyond oneself; it is transcendental.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 7
    • Leadership and Mindsets
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        Leadership and Mindsets
          Description
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        Thought Provocateur; Scarcity Mindset; Gratitude; Vision; Mckinsey Talent Mindset
          Abstract
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        Leaders are often dominated by mindsets, especially scarcity mindedness. This has become the disease of our times. Everyone wants abundant resources to carry out their mission. The author gives two examples from his military career of how he achieved outstanding success with minimum resources – money, manpower, lack of organizational support, etc.
          Price : 12$
        Pages : 7
    • Leadership is the Pursuit of Happiness
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        Leadership is the Pursuit of Happiness
          Description
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        Happiness
          Abstract
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        The paper highlights the ethical dimensions of leadership, as the ultimate essence of leadership will always be the pursuit of happiness. While happiness cannot be defined, the traits of a happy individual are discernable. The author suggests practical ways on how happiness, in an increasingly consumerist world, is the key to leadership.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 6
    • Leadership Reflections of a Practitioner
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        Leadership Reflections of a Practitioner
          Description
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        Spirituality; Cognitive Dissonance; Crucible Experiences; Judgment; Work-Life Balance; Forgiveness; Will to Meaning
          Abstract
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        The world today is facing a leadership crisis from presidents, to prime ministers, to CEOs. The author shares his personal leadership experiences as an insight into the enigmatic problem. Concepts of self-awareness, lifelong and experiential learning, judgment, educating the heart, achieving work-life balance, and forgiveness, are offered as a fresh approach for leaders of the 21st century.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 11
    • Learning to be a Leader
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        Learning to be a Leader
          Description
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        Higher Purpose; Need for a Guru; Books; Reflection; Universal Values; Concepts of Life; Solitude; Judgment; Bi-Sexuality
          Abstract
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        Most leaders talk and write about what they achieved and how they went about it. Or, they offer advice on how to lead. In this article, the author shares his experiences on how he is learning to lead. This is an unending process that will never cease, because being a leader means self-awareness and leading oneself first, and then others.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 16
    • Reinventing Yourself as a Leader
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        Reinventing Yourself as a Leader
          Description
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        Reinvention; Higher Purpose; Reflection; The Wallenda Factor; Mistakes; Failures
          Abstract
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        Reinvention is the essence of transformational leadership, and it must occur at critical stages in one's life. The author vividly describes his experiences in reinvention, especially after going through a crucible experience. The reinvention process accelerates when man pursues a higher purpose, a compelling vision, a strong value base, and the ability of learning from one's mistakes and failures.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 11
    • School Leadership in 21st Century
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        School Leadership in 21st Century
          Description
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        Lifelong learning; School Culture; Vision; Academic Rigour; Critical Thinking; and Visual Literacy
          Abstract
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        The paper recommends a new formula for literacy beyond the traditional 3 Rs. It also sets out leadership guidelines for principals, and recommends the introduction of critical thinking in school syllabus.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 11
    • School Leadership in the Knowledge Society
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        School Leadership in the Knowledge Society
          Description
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        Student Empowerment; Teacher-Leaders; Learning Communities; Personalizing Learning; Child Leadership; International Mindedness; Leadership Passage Model; Self Governance
          Abstract
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        The Author argues that the arrival of the Knowledge Society affirms the importance schools must give to developing leaders. Students should be empowered to become their own teachers, while teachers graduate to become facilitators. Providing learning technology like laptops to all children, and developing international mindedness will contribute towards this objective. The teacher-leader concept has become a reality although very few teachers look upon themselves as leaders.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 16
    • The Changing Nature of Leadership in the Knowledge Society
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        The Changing Nature of Leadership in the Knowledge Society
          Description
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        Self-Awareness; Culture; Virtual Leadership; Meta-cognition; Lifelong Learning; Localism; Leadership Processes
          Abstract
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        The nature of leadership in the Knowledge Society is changing around new reference points. These are: the Self; and culture and unlearning. Learning cannot take place unless the mind is emptied of old concepts and biases. This is achieved by creating cognitive dissonance or inconsistencies in the human mind. Leadership processes too have to be in place to create and nurture best leadership practices. These include distributed leadership, virtual leadership, central ideas to drive organizations forward, and developing talent (rather than using talent).
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 17
    • The DNA of Crisis Leadership
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        The DNA of Crisis Leadership
          Description
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        Vision; Strategic Plan; Inspirational Leadership; Charisma; Leadership Attributes
          Abstract
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        Managing crises are tests for leaders. Success and quick resolution depends a lot on the clarity of the leader's vision, a sound strategic plan, inspirational leadership, special leadership attributes, and differently structured organizations for the future. The author argues that in a crisis, charisma can play an inspirational and winning role.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 9
    • The Power of Visionary Leadership
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        The Power of Visionary Leadership
          Description
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        Wisdom; Goal-Setting; Future; Higher Purpose; and Despair
          Abstract
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        The paper draws useful lessons of leadership from the lives and habits of eagles, the most powerful and visionary bird. Of special interest is the reality that vision is impossible if a person does not have a higher purpose in life.
          Price : 10$
        Pages : 6
    • Transformation Leadership: The Sadbhavna (Goodwill) Experience
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        Transformation Leadership: The Sadbhavna (Goodwill) Experience
          Description
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        People; Human Security; War-Prevention; Best Strategic Leadership Practices; Winning Hearts First; Role of Armed Forces in 21st Century; Managing Transition
          Abstract
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        The lecture is based on the author?s experience as a corps commander in Northern Kashmir. Faced with the fast-developing situation of incipient insurgency, he decided to drop the gun-approach. Instead, he launched Operation Sadbhavna (Goodwill) to win over alienated communities into the national mainstream. The transformation was achieved by focusing on the people rather than the insurgents, or ensuring human security, and re-roling the army from 'war-winning' to 'war-prevention'. There were challenges as well, the most critical being the army itself. In any reform or change the stiffest opposition comes from within one's organization. This placed heavy demands on re-education of the military and constant presence of leaders where it matters most.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 20
    • Transformational Leadership and Self-Discovery
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        Transformational Leadership and Self-Discovery
          Description
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        Transformation; Meaning to Life; Spiritual Intelligence; Bi-sexuality
          Abstract
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        The author offers an alternative to the Western model of leadership that is based on controlling and influencing the outer space, and motivating others to fulfill tasks willingly and cheerfully. Leadership is about transformation to lead oneself, then others. The transformation occurs through the process of self-awareness and giving meaning of life.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 11
    • Where are the Leaders ?
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        Where are the Leaders ?
          Description
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        Strategic Culture; Meaning of Leadership; Strategic Aim of Business; Human Motivation; Neuroplasticity; Strategic Competencies
          Abstract
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        The greatest threat to India is not poverty or violence; it is the lack of quality leadership and manpower. The author believes that the following factors have been responsible.

        The author ascribes the following reasons for poor leadership in India (this also holds true for most countries):

        1. 1 The absence of a strategic culture
        2. 2 Undue emphasis on the outer and materialistic dimensions of leadership
        3. 3 Corporations are not contributing enough in nation-building and community initiatives.
        4. 4 Poor leadership competencies like decision-making, problem-solving, team-playing and risk-taking.
          Price : 15$
        Pages : 11
  • Terrorism
    • A Case Study in Defeating Terrorism
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        A Case Study in Defeating Terrorism
          Description
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        Banality of Evil; Citizens as Stakeholders; Terrorists and Terrorism; Alienation; Human Security; Elementary Education; Womens’ Empowerment; ICT; and Intelligentsia
          Abstract
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        This lecture was delivered to the citizens of Mysore, wherein the author’s success in defeating terrorism in Ladakh was presented as a case study. The seminal strategy for defeating terrorism must focus on people. The most effective way of neutralizing terrorists is to isolate them by winning over alienated communities into the national mainstream. Citizens can play a vital role in counter-terrorism strategy by: a. Becoming the intelligentsia – people committed to change. b. Enable long-range reforms in school education from mere academic achievement to whole-education.
          Price : 25$
        Pages : 11
    • Civil Police, Community and Terrorism
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        Civil Police, Community and Terrorism
          Description
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        Community Policing; SWAT; NSG; Broken-Window Theory; Problem-Solving; CompStat; Hostile Environment; Challenges for Police.
          Abstract
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        Terrorists take advantage of popular support and exploit social and religious problems within society. Therefore, terrorism can never be defeated by security forces alone. The cooperation of common citizens is essential.
        At the end of the day the brunt of fighting terrorism rests with the civil police and the local community. Consequently, the police needs to adopt a people-centric policing philosophy to partner citizens in preventing terrorism in the first place.
        Presently, nearly 95 percent policemen do not have any sense of involvement in fighting terrorism; they remain quite detached from this serious threat faced by society. Should this happen, even the present manpower is adequate. Senior police officers must make this happen. When police become service-providers, they will earn the trust of the citizens who will reciprocate with their trust.
        That day, terrorism will be defeated.
          Price : 20$
        Pages : 8
    • India’s Response to Terrorism
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        India’s Response to Terrorism
          Description
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        Systemic Failure; Fanatics; Banality of Evil; Empowerment Islamic Women; Whole-Education; Intellectuals; Intelligentsia; and Middle-Ground.
          Abstract
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        This is a transcript of the author’s lecture at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Despite six decades of experience in fighting terrorism, the results have been dismal mainly because of a systemic failure.

        Counter-terrorism strategy has to be based on the following realities:

        1. War is not a solution. The centre of gravity must be the people, not the terrorists. Alienated citizens should be won back into the mainstream.
        2. Citizens are stakeholders. If citizens fail, the system fails.
        3. The psyche of the Indian middle class must change. They must become the intelligentsia – intellectuals committed to change in society. They do so by occupying the middle-ground.

          Price : 20$
        Pages : 9
    • Our Responses to Terrorism: A Background Paper
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        Our Responses to Terrorism: A Background Paper
          Description
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        Fanaticism; Power of Situation; Blind Obedience; Moral Disengagement; Deindividuation; Alienation; Whole-Education; and Citizen’s Manifesto
          Abstract
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        In the light of the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai, the author has prepared a background paper to cover the following:

        a. Terrorists are not fanatics or sociopaths.
        b. Armed response is not a solution.
        c. Citizens have to become stakeholders in fighting terrorism.
        d. Good persons can become evil under certain circumstances.

          Price : 20$
        Pages : 10
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