We had engaged Cdr. Kankan to design and conduct a program called ‘Resilient Leadership’ for our middle managers.The purpose of the program was to equip them to handle the present day, uncertain & fast changing business environment. The pedagogy was focused more on experiential learning and the sessions were a judicious mix of outbound activities, case studies, role plays and discussions based on video clips. I am glad to say that Cdr.
Kankan and his team did an excellent job of designing and conducting the program which was very well appreciated by the participants. Cdr. Kankan is not only an accomplished mountaineer but also a very competent Trainer. Climbing the highest peak in the world is no small achievement, which we all know he had done successfully ten years back. From there, graduating to the field of training, what is more important is that one should be able to translate what one has experienced and learnt during the expedition, into meaningful messages relevant for participants who are aspiring to be good Business Leaders.
The present day Business environment can be likened what one faces on an expedition like the Everest. The elements of uncertainty, sudden changes, high risk, encountering the unexpected etc. are facets that make the two very similar. The experience of handling these can be translated to the handling of our present day business.
Cdr. Kankan was able to establish this link in a very effective manner and communicate to the participants through live examples, the relevant skills necessary to lead and succeed in the current Business environment. I would like to compliment Cdr. Kankan and his team on designing an excellent program where they could weave the learning’s of the expedition into a meaningful program for Business leaders, to develop skills for handling the turbulent Business environment. I wish them success for their future endeavors.