About Programme

A new reality

Part-taskmaster and part-coach, that is what is expected of senior leaders today. Top management will need to lead with empathy and authenticity, as well as a relentless focus on performance. This is particularly true in a world where paradigm shifts are always around the corner and ambitious start-ups powered by disruptive technologies are ever threatening. In a world of disruption, the ability to bridge the paradox of doing as well as being is the stuff that makes transformative leaders.

Rethinking the meaning of leadership

This advanced programme will teach you how to tap into your unique sense of whole being. You will learn to lead in a world of digitally enabled disruption, while staying true to your core purpose as a leader. By following the leadership process taught in this programme, you will radically increase your individual and business success. You will learn to deploy tools and practices that are essential to understand yourself, become self-aware, nurture your purpose, align your work with your whole being, derive meaning from your work, and inspire others with your exemplary leadership. These tools and practices are deployed through a four-phase approach that will result in personal and professional growth.

Becoming a beingful leader

The programme is based on intensive research and decades of leadership practice by the instructor into how executives can become transformational leaders. It uses insights from the wisdom traditions, modern psychology, and business research to pioneer a new approach to transformational leadership called beingful leadership. Beingful leaders know who they are or want to become, what they care about, what their values and strengths are, how they are perceived by others, and how to align their work to their whole being in order to unleash their potential to create business impact, especially in this age of disruption. As a result, leadership is transformative for the executive and the organisation as it flows from the leadership potential at the core of the person.

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How does this Live Virtual programme help?

Executive education redesigned for a radically different world. This programme blends the discipline of the on-campus experience that ISB is renowned for with our global faculty and advanced curriculum. You will gain immediately applicable advanced skills, relevant for the uncertain times we live in.

LIVE Virtual Classrooms

Experience a new way of immersive learning through group discussions, case reviews, peer networking and engaging dialogues.


Gain an official certificate awarded by the Centre for Executive Education at ISB, recognised by executives and employers for its world-class education

Research-Based Teaching

Learn at India’s most research-productive B-School. Gain from the advanced, up-to-date research being conducted by world-class faculty at ISB.

Alumni network

Expand your network with ISB’s 40,000+ high-performing alumni community. Join this group of senior executives and entrepreneurs spread across the entire world.


Learn how to deliver added value to all partners and stakeholders while you juggle the new work-life balance from the safety of your home.

Real-world application

Learn real-world skills that you can immediately apply to push the innovation agenda at your organisation, giving it a distinct advantage over competitors

Who should attend?

This programme is for you if you recognise that you’ve not tapped fully into your leadership potential and believe that aligning your purpose, strengths, energies, and other capabilities to your professional setting can have a transformational impact and make you more productive, satisfied and successful as a business leader.


  1. Develop your own leadership style
  2. Inspire others with your work
  3. Discover more of yourself as a leader
  4. Disrupt instead of being disrupted
  5. Align your work to your being

  • Participant and faculty introductions
  • Setting individual expectations and learning outcomes
  • Overview of the modules being covered in the programme

Module 1

  • The global forces that are disrupting the world order
  • Demands on businesses, employees and workplaces in an age of disruption
  • Demands on business leadership in an age of disruption 

Module 2

  • What it means to be a leader, rather than just learn about leadership
  • Introduction to beingful leadership, which is the natural expression of one’s capabilities
  • The REAL roadmap for beingful leadership and inspiring people towards a shared purpose
  • Emotional intelligence and key dimensions of being capital such as self-awareness, empathy, authenticity, self-regulation, integrity, trust, etc., that are related to the self 
  • Apply the Ikigai framework for identifying your purpose and leading by example

Module 3

  • Finding higher purpose at work
  • Difference between finding happiness and meaning at work
  • Bringing your whole being to work
  • A framework for applying beingfulness to work

Module 4

  • Apply the Beingful Work Index (BWI) tool to make your work more aligned to you 
  • Review of the BWI exercise for finding more meaning and engagement at work
  • Finding the fit between the job and the person: challenges and opportunities
  • Case study of applying BWI to a leading healthcare organisation

Module 5

  • Different ways to look at work: job, career, duty, passion, and calling
  • Ways to create more beingful work through job, task, attitude and identity crafting 
  • Beingful work model – application of instructor’s research insights on beingful work

Module 6

  • How to transform mindsets at work as a leader
  • How to transform culture and enable change as a leader
  • How to implement the daily MEDSS exercises
  • Satya Nadella’s transformation of Microsoft through empathy and a growth mindset

Module 7

  • Understand your leadership journey in terms of the REAL model
  • Create a personal model for leadership using the PICPOP model (experiential exercise)
  • Develop a Personal Action Plan (PAP) for implementing the personal business model

Module 8

  • Beingful leadership and opportunities for societal change
  • Disruptive business models and innovations for societal change
  • Case study of how to empower employees and transform business performance

Meet the faculty

Ram Nidumolu

Clinical Professor of Organisational Behaviour at ISB; PhD in Management, Anderson Business School, UCLA; PGDM, IIM, Calcutta; BE (ECE) Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Professor Nidumolu‘s award-winning work has appeared in prestigious publications like the Harvard Business Review, the Stanford Social Innovation Review and many more. He brings more than 25 years of experience in leadership, strategy and innovation consulting and research with global enterprises. He has provided strategic advisory services to C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies as well as leading Indian MNCs.

Ram’s leadership book ‘Two Birds in a Tree: Timeless Indian Wisdom for Business Leaders’ has received wide acclaim from CEOs at leading global corporations like Unilever, Patagonia, PepsiCo India, Diageo India and many more. He has founded and served as CEO of several companies, including a VC-funded Business Intelligence company in Silicon Valley. He has also conducted top managerial research as a professor at leading US business schools.

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