Introduction

In this teaching, Nilima Bhat explains how power is rooted in the dynamic interplay of the masculine and feminine, and describes how “shakti leadership” generates authentic power through awareness and integration. Nilima Bhat is co-author of the bestselling book, Shakti Leadership: Embracing Feminine and Masculine Power in Business. With her unique blend of Eastern and Western thinking, Nilima Bhat enlightens us with her profound yet practical model for achieving presence, power, wholeness, flexibility and congruence in our relationships and in our lives.

Learning Objectives

In this teaching, you will:

  • Evaluate current and possible models of leadership
  • Compare qualities of masculine and feminine energy
  • Examine your personal levels of psychological maturity and integration
  • Analyze your personal “hero’s journey” to wholeness
  • Practice managing your sources of personal power

Guiding Thoughts

Before watching the modules in this teaching, please reflect on the following questions:

  • Thus far in modern history, the most successful model of leadership has been primarily male, aggressive, and based on domination over others. What other models of leadership can you think of? How might these models impact the world we live in?
  • You have both masculine and feminine energy within you. Which energy do you feel is dominant? Why do you think this is true for you? Do you believe you have control over your inner energies and how they manifest in your thoughts, actions, and behavior?
  • Shakti is the power of presence. This presence is a state of mindfulness in which you transcend your ego-self and self-interest. Have you had personal experiences with such presence? If not, would you like to? If so, what was it like? What outcomes did it manifest?
  • You are destined to go through a “hero’s journey” in which you venture out into the world, face conflict, and ultimately triumph over adversity. Have you experienced a hero’s journey in your life? What was the experience like? What did you learn from it?

As you watch the modules in this teaching, actively take notes of any ideas or questions that come to you. You may watch the modules as many times as you like

Course Information

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