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VIDEO: Business and Living the Tension

Chelakara Ramnath is Alfred Ford School of Management residency teacher of the ‘Conscious Leadership’ module. He is a former management consultant and investment banker who became a monk. In this little article he is sharing his incredible journey from his life as an “external achievement machine”, to one rich in spiritual introspection, integrity, and true connectivity. […]

How Philosophy Makes You a Better (Conscious) Leader

The goal of most executive coaching and leadership development is behavior change—help the individual identify and change the behaviors that are getting in the way of, and reinforce the behaviors associated with, effective leadership.  But what about the beliefs and values that drive behavior? The benefits of introspection and reflection on one’s own character and beliefs receive […]

Bringing Mindfulness to the Corporate Masses

  Before they had even finished their morning coffee one Thursday earlier this summer, 11 staffers of the nonprofit organization Care shuffled up a narrow staircase to the Bhakti Center, a Hindu monastery in the East Village. As they reached the second floor, they removed their shoes and sat quietly in a spacious room typically […]

Envision, Engage and Execute: What it Means to Become a Conscious Leader

The new model of leadership comes directly from this shift, these conscious leaders are keenly aware of the essential interconnectedness of all life. Further, conscious leaders are vision driven. Their mission and philosophies are built on the view that each of us has a personal obligation to serve a greater purpose. We are each on […]

Alfred Ford School of Management to Teach Conscious Leadership

The new Alfred Ford School of Management – named after the businessman Alfred Ford, the great-grandson of auto magnate Henry Ford – offers an MBA (Master of Business Administration) with a focus on conscious leadership. The Alfred Ford School of Management is affiliated with Bhaktivedanta College in Radhadesh, Belgium. Administrators of Bhaktivedanta College began working […]

Alfred Ford inaugurates the Conscious Leadership MBA program

Alfred Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford, the founder of the Ford Motor Company, becomes the Honorary Chancellor of the Alfred Ford School of Management and inaugurates the world’s first Conscious Leadership MBA program, starting in September 2015.   In May 2015, Alfred Brush Ford, great-grandson of Henry Ford, became the Honorary Chancellor of the Alfred […]