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Radhanath Swami stresses the importance of compassion in leaders

Radhanath Swami stresses the importance of compassion in leaders

A world-renowned speaker and social activist spoke at Northwestern on Tuesday and discussed how his experiences shaped his view of the role of different leaders in society. The event, called ‘The Power to Lead,” featured Radhanath Swami and drew a crowd of about 150 individuals to Harris Hall. It was co-sponsored by several student groups including the Bhakti Yoga […]

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Understand the science of happiness for better connections

Understand the science of happiness for better connections

“Communication – the human connection – is the key to personal and career success.” – Paul J. Meyer After much deliberation, in June of 2012, I finally entered the online social networking scene. The fear of rejection had held me back for so long. My acquaintances from graduate school – now top leaders in the […]

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How to stop the mind from wandering?

How to stop the mind from wandering?

“If our mind is in conflict, not balanced with our body and with the needs of the soul, then there is a fundamental disunity in our life. Only if we have unity within ourselves, we can create unity in the world around us. You can’t give something you don’t have, even if you have all good […]

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Watch out for the ‘Ego’

Watch out for the ‘Ego’

“If evil be said of thee, and if it be true, correct thyself; if it be a lie, laugh at it.” Epictetus, a Greek sage and philosopher (AD 55-135) Have you noticed a traffic cop slapping a penalty on a speeding car? Often the drivers argue that it wasn’t their fault; the stop lights suddenly […]

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Dealing with difficult people

Dealing with difficult people

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t said” – Peter Drucker (1909-2005), American Management guru We often face the challenge of dealing with difficult people. Every leader faces ‘trouble cases’; people who annoy you repeatedly and you wish they weren’t part of your team. Incorrigible subordinates or even unreasonable superiors may suck […]

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‘Please encourage me’

‘Please encourage me’

“Who’s the saddest of all? The fish, because no one can see her tears…” –       A couplet by Khalil Gibran, a Lebanese-American poet (1883-1934) Have you ever been compared with someone better? How do you feel when someone questions your credibility or when your mistakes are made known to others? That’s exactly what others feel […]

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Evolution of spiritual leadership- from Enjoyment to Sacrifice

Evolution of spiritual leadership- from Enjoyment to Sacrifice

“A leader has to give up to go up; and then he has to give up even more to stay up”- John Maxwell Many imagine if they grow to be leaders they would have lot of power and freedom; you could enjoy many pleasures and rights. However spiritual leadership focusses more on our responsibilities rather […]

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Leadership essence – ‘Seeking unity in diversity’

Leadership essence – ‘Seeking unity in diversity’

  “Let our family expand to millions and billions, but let’s never compromise on the love and care for each person…” – Radhanath Swami (Address to the Radha Gopinath community leaders on his 62nd birthday, in Mumbai, on December 7, 2012)   What does it take for a spiritual community to sustain through the thick and […]

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