Professor from Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon delivers talk on ‘Self – Effectiveness’ during Ernst & Young’s offsite Learning Program

Prof. S. K. Palhan, Professor – Operations Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon delivered a talk on Self – Effectiveness as a part of the offsite Learning Program organized by the renowned multinational professional services firm -  Ernst & Young for its employees at Courtyard by Marriott, Agra recently.

The Learning program was held for E & Y’s (India) senior employees to augment their personal and professional growth. As a part of the program, the firm invited Prof Palhan, Professor – Operations Management, Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon to deliver the talk.

The session was attended by 150 senior employees from all over India including the organization’s leaders – Mr. Amit Khandelwal, Partner, Ernst & Young, India, Mr. Abhishek Gupta, Director, Ernst & Young, India and others.

During the talk, Prof Palhan discussed the role of Mind in Self –effectiveness as compared to acquired skills. He expressed that, “effectiveness comes through action/work done; every action is done in two phases. At first, creation of any work takes place in the mind as a thought process and the second phase is its implementation through suitable skills. Further, he emphasised that work is possible only in the present moment. Therefore, the mind must be in the present moment when action is taking place. The problem with the mind is that it wanders a lot in the past and future and it remains in the present moment for a short period of time. The mind can be trained to live in the present moment through the structured process of meditation.” The talk also highlighted the role of meditation for Self –effectiveness and creativity which was followed by the brief session of meditation.

The participants found the session very enriching and fulfilling with most of them inspired to practice meditation to have its benefits in personal as well as professional life.

A leading expert in the field of Operations Management, Prof Palhan is known for having conducted more than 250 programmes on Self Effectiveness & Team Building in large number of software companies, banks, leading management institutes, scientists of national labs and judges of Delhi courts. He is also an Advisor to Centre for Joint Warfare Studies in Ministry of Defence and Managing Trustee of Pathfinder Trust. Recently, Prof Palhan also conducted a retreat program for the senior officers of the Ministry of Finance, Government of India prior to the budget announcement, organized by NIFM Faridabad.

Great Lakes Institute of Management, Gurgaon is a unique Center of Excellence in India focused on nurturing managerial and leadership talent for our Country, specifically in fast growing and dynamic sectors like Energy, Digital Commerce and Data Analytics. The Institute’s activities include full and part time post graduate management programs in Energy and General Management, corporate training programs, consulting services and independent research to enhance the intellectual capital and knowledge base in its areas of focus. The Post Graduate Programs seek to develop motivated management professionals equipped with comprehensive domain knowledge and capable of being productive from their first day of engagement with the corporate world. More details can be found at

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