SOIL is a business school that provides holistic education that builds inspired leaders by enabling people to know who they are, recognize their purpose and realize their full potential, to build organizations of consequence.
To accomplish this we…
> Nurture Character through the practice of our values through rituals and symbols (Like Morning Circle, Himalayan Retreats, Appreciative Inquiry, working on Social Innovation, Yoga, Simulation through theatre etc.)
> Build Competence by focusing on whole systems thinking, a fresh and future ready curriculum, teaching methods and spaces that deploy multiple intelligences and one to one mentoring by seasoned leaders and live projects
> Generate Enthusiasm by enabling people to define their purpose, identify their gifts and learn to leverage their strengths towards their calling
Ethics, Mindfulness, Compassion, Sustainability and Diversity are the 5 pillars of Inspired leadership. When we know the difference between our fundamental right to do something and the right thing to do, we become more ethical. Self awareness and mindfulness are necessary for us to become more conscious of the choices we make.
If only we were to pay attention by invoking our own consciousness, we would become aware of the consequences of our ways of living. This would make us more compassionate towards those who are suffering and are less fortunate- the people whom we have been ignoring and even exploiting.
We need to think deeply about how to use the earth’s resources in a sustainable way and learn about why global warming and the green economy are critical issues of today for everyone of us.
Mindfulness enables us to attract people in our organization who are genuinely diverse and bring multiple intelligences of creativity, emotional and social ability as well as spirituality.