A website based on Radhanath Swami's Leadership Lessons

Three Basic ‘C’s of Community Leadership

Three Basic ‘C’s of Community Leadership

–      Developing care, commitment, and clarity  “Everyone may appreciate a beautiful building, but the structural engineer sees something nobody else sees, the foundation; if the foundation is faulty, the building doesn’t have much of a future…our community’s foundation has to be purity, unity, strong spiritual practises and taking Prasad (lunch) together.” –       Radhanath Swami’s address […]

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Control v/s Influence- Three levels of Leadership

Control v/s Influence- Three levels of Leadership

“A great man is always willing to be little” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Leaders wish their team members remain loyal, committed and enthused to contribute more. However for most leaders, the painful truth strikes after some time; the followers leave the leader and in worst situations defy or challenge the authority, and may even sabotage […]

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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, […]

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What is ‘spiritual’ about Leadership?

What is ‘spiritual’ about Leadership?

“The problem with the rat race is even if you win it, you still remain a rat” –   an American saying Leadership appears attractive; we often see leaders surrounded by fans and ‘yes’ men. But few are aware of what happens behind the scenes. Although externally smiling and basking on the glory that comes his […]

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Manager- Manage your mind!

Manager- Manage your mind!

Discover the 4 p’s of Manage your mind “One must deliver himself with the help of his mind, and not degrade himself. The mind is the friend of the conditioned soul, and his enemy as well” – Bhagavad Gita (6.5) Have you ever been so stressed at work that you felt your mind could explode […]

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Indian cricket- lessons in Leadership legacy

Indian cricket- lessons in Leadership legacy

“The non-permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed” – (Bhagavad Gita, 2.14)

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Beware of Happiness

Beware of Happiness

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things”– Albert Einstien (1879-1955) During our last semester campus placements, Mangat, a charismatic young man was the first one to grab the coveted seven figure salary; he was euphoric on getting the job that all envied. I was […]

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Making assumptions v/s understanding needs

Making assumptions v/s understanding needs

“Begin challenging your own assumptions. Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” – Alan Alda (six time Emmy award winning actor) One friend shared his hard earned realizations:

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