Jaipuria Jaipur’s 14th Thought Leadership Lecture

We take the pleasure of inviting you to Jaipuria Jaipur’s 14th Thought Leadership Lecture, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, 9th April, 2024 at 11:00 AM at our campus auditorium. The speaker of the session is Prof. Girishwar Misra Ph.D., Former Vice Chancellor, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishvavidyalaya, Wardha & Former, Professor & Head, Department of Psychology, University of Delhi, Delhi. He will be speaking on the topic “Toward a Psychology of Human Potential”.

Please find the invitation. Details of past Lectures under the Thought Leadership Series are also attached here with. Please share your confirmation of participation to:

Ms. Ridhima Bhagat:
Email: ridhima.bhagat@jaipuria.ac.in
WhatsApp: +91-9950265022).

Abstract of the Lecture:

This presentation aims at explicating the faculty of attention and focus in the mind’s operations and its role in living a fulfilling life. Self-awareness and empathy form the basis of our mental life. Taken together these three aspects of our attentional life i.e. inner, other and outer focus are critical. Achieving a balance across these three appear to be crucial aspects significantly enriching human potential, fostering happiness and productivity In today’s digitally saturated era, an alarming trend of increased Internet-addiction and consequent attention deficits is emerging. We find ourselves engulfed in a sea of distractions, with the cost of declining attention being exceedingly high. Attention deficit disorders are on the rise, exacerbated by the information overload that fosters a scarcity of focused thinking. Deep contemplation necessitates unwavering concentration, yet attention is inherently limited. While various strategies aim to bolster attention, frequent shifts between stimuli deplete our capacity for sustained, concentrated engagement. As social connections multiply, attentional demands escalate. Optimal performance hinges on achieving a state of flow and absorption, wherein full focus serves as a gateway. Conversely, drifting thoughts lead to dissatisfaction. Effective leadership hinges on the fundamental task of directing attention towards pertinent objectives, a skill honed through vigilant monitoring of trends and seizing emerging opportunities. An organization’s attentional capacity is paramount, naturally gravitating towards what holds significance and relevance. Leadership prowess lies in adeptly harnessing and guiding collective attention. A proficient leader adeptly balances inward focus on organizational climate and culture with an outward focus on the competitive landscape and broader realities shaping the organization’s context. The leader’s chosen focal points, be they issues or goals, steer the attention of those under their influence. Inspiring leadership entails attuning to both personal and collective emotional realities, necessitating adept juggling of attention. By aligning these facets, a well-focused leader can effectively serve individual and collective goals. However, such focus must extend beyond personal ambitions to encompass global considerations, including the marginalized and future generations. In essence, success must not be myopic but rather holistic, embracing the welfare of all species to ensure sustainable progress.

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April 9, 2024


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