What we do and how we do it
The Practice of a Panahpur Retreat includes the following seven elements.
Looking to the natural world as a source of wonder and wisdom
Telling someone else’s story
Introductions of who is in the room by others
Willingness to give and receive
In all of our incompleteness and contradictions we seek to be a community of leaders who…
Love from the centre of who we are
Hold on for dear life to good
Practice playing second fiddle
Speak well of our competitors
Discover beauty in everyone
With so many demands, pressures on leaders - all at an adrenaline fuelled pace - we believe that we all need time to slow down, to reset, to engage with nature and re-fuel.
Our first Retreat was in Chennai, India, and our second was outside London. They have brought together like-minded leaders from the worlds of Impact Investment, Banking, Political Think Tanks, B-corporation, Theatre, Music, Food, Media, Ethical Fashion and Non-profits.
We go through the practice together and use different conversational techniques to focus on certain questions. Initially we chose these:
How can those leading in an emerging emergency thrive, personally, over the long term?
How can focused, over-burdened leaders find one another – to celebrate each other, to support each other, to find opportunities to combine efforts for greater effect?
How can this good news see the light of day in a media system which rewards bad news and self-promotion?