A website based on Radhanath Swami's Leadership Lessons

A leader is a ‘transition person’- Part I

A leader is a ‘transition person’- Part I

We live at a time when the world is surcharged with tremendous negativity and we’ve a choice to either blame the systems and get cynical or be a transition person and thereby be an instrument to usher in hope and positivity. Stephen Covey refers to a transition person as one who breaks the flow of […]

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A Leader’s Blood Group: Be Positive

A Leader’s Blood Group: Be Positive

Have you ever been seriously nagged or irked by your family members? How do you feel when someone hurls expletives at you in a crowded train for having accidentally stepped on his or her feet? If your boss screams at you for not completing the report on time, do you forgive your boss easily? Can […]

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Making Impossible Possible

Making Impossible Possible

“Impossible is a word found in the dictionary of fools,” declared the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. While most popular lifestyle leaders encourage their followers to believe in this maxim, albeit to achieve a purely materialistic pursuit, a spiritual leader has a different approach to life: “Achieving the possible, and accepting the impossible.” Let’s explore this […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The power of one before the zero

The power of one before the zero

I remember attending my daughter’s annual drama performance, which was very unique in the sense all the students of the school from the first standard to the tenth standard were performing, and they had spent months practicing for it. It was at a mammoth level with 1000 students performing in their colorful costumes on a […]

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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 […]

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