A website based on Radhanath Swami's Leadership Lessons

Gopinath Chandra

Gopinath Chandra is a resident of Radhagopinath Ashram that’s run under the guidance of Radhanath Swami in Mumbai. For many years he has been the privileged observer of Radhanath Swami’s leadership
principles in action, be it in the sphere of ashram development, community building, social service, or environmentalism. Gopinath Chandra keen observational ability, coupled with his analytical brain groomed at
the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), allows him to be a fast learner. And on this blog he generously shares leadership lessons he has assimilated over the years.

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 […]

Continue Reading »

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 […]

Continue Reading »

What is most personal is most general

What is most personal is most general

“What is most personal is most general”—Carl Rogers. If we dig deep, beneath the superficialities, we will find that others have the same basic needs, interests and concerns—whether physical, emotional or spiritual—as we do. Understanding and realizing this aspect of human psychology is fundamental to great leadership. Once when Mahatma Gandhi was boarding a train, […]

Continue Reading »

Leadership and Character

Leadership and Character

Abraham Lincoln said, “The surest way to reveal one’s character is not through adversity but by giving them power.” Surely, human history is famished for leaders who displayed integrity even after rising to power and glory. Yes, the leaders who did are the one’s that keep history alive. Closer in time, among the rags-to-riches stories […]

Continue Reading »

Enthusiasm and Leadership

Enthusiasm and Leadership

It was my first five minutes of my first day of graduation studies at the Indian Institute of Technology. As the professor entered, all the students stood up out of respect, following the social etiquette we had grown up with.  “Sit down please. Not IIT style,” quipped the professor. We sat—never to stand again to […]

Continue Reading »

Servant, Leader or Both?

Servant, Leader or Both?

Increasingly, leadership gurus graciously accept the close link between leadership and service. New books on leadership drag into spotlight corollaries of a previously ignored simple truth of life—that we can do the most good to ourselves by doing good to others. Back in 2005 when Radhanath Swami was invited by Cornell University to be the […]

Continue Reading »

Top