English_Master February 18, 2016 No Comments
ENLIGHTENED LEADERSHIP IS SERVICE BEFORE SELF A leader is a person who can lead a group of people to achieve a particular goal. An enlightened leader leads a team selflessly towards a holistic goal, while enabling development of maximum potential of members. An enlightened leader would be a person of strong char­acter with emotional intelligence. He leads by example and so is a role model. Practice, rather than preaching, would be the code word of an ideal leader. He would have knowledge of the job, knowledge of the self, and the ability to deal with people and have good communication skills. A leader should also have confidence, motivation and enthusiasm to initiate new projects, with courage to take decisions at the right mo­ment and the willpower to persist. A good leader works selflessly to achieve a particular goal. A selfless leader is able to leave a culture of excellence in the organization. Chinese mystic Lao-tzu said: “True self-interest teaches selflessness; Heaven and Earth endure because they are not simply selfish, But endure on behalf of creations”. The wise leader, knowing this, keeps egocentricity in check and by doing so, becomes even more effective. Enlightened leadership is service, not self-interest. The leader grows more and lasts longer by placing the...
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