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The Leader's Way: The Art of Making the Right Decisions in Our Careers, Our Companies, and the World at Largeby Dalai Lama
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Born out of a decade of discussion between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and international management consultant Laurens van den Muyzenberg, The Leaders Way is the unique meeting of two worlds: the global business landscape and Buddhism. At first sight, these seem to be an unlikely pairing. After a closer look, however, the best business practices and Buddhist principles in fact have much in common; both are concerned with making rational, holistic decisions and turning them into responsible, effective action. Indeed, the teachings of Buddhism have much to offer business leaders.
The world today faces many unique challenges: the worst global recession in over seventy-five years, with millions out of jobs and entire economies in a tailspin; billions of people living in abject poverty; the imminent threat of an environmental meltdown. Even prosperous businesses and leaders feel insecure about the future. A new kind of leadership is needed-one that sees events as they really are and understands the interconnectedness, impermanence, and interdependence of individuals, companies, and the global economic system.
Through fascinating insights and day-to-day examples, His Holiness the Dalai Lama offers practical tools and advice on how to lead in our twenty-first-century world. Drawing on the wise teachings of Buddhism, he says, we can become better, more informed leaders as individuals, achieve more progressive leadership in our organizations, and help address some of the worlds most pressing problems. Moreover, we can improve the quality of life for all by promoting responsible, ethical, and profitable business practices. That is the leaders way.
A rewarding, surprising view into the life and thoughts of one of the worlds most inspiring leaders, The Leaders Way provides a powerful manifesto for leading change at every level-in our lives, our organizations, and the wider world.
Featuring never-before-published writings by the Dalai Lama, THE LEADER'S WAY explains how the teachings of Buddhism can help leaders grow their careers and their organizations, and solve some of today’s most pressing secular business problems.
Born out of a decade of probing conversations between the Dalai Lama and international management consultant Laurens van den Muyzenberg, THE LEADER'S WAY is the meeting of two worlds—Buddhism and business. At first these may seem to be an unlikely pairing, but when we take a closer look we discover that the best business practices in fact have much in common with Buddhist principles: both are concerned with making ethical decisions and taking responsible, effective action.
In this one-of-a-kind collaboration filled with fascinating insights and examples, the Dalai Lama teaches readers how to make the right business decisions as individuals, turn good decisions into positive actions within an organization, and use their power and profits to create jobs and help improve standards of living throughout the world.
Combining spiritual guidance and sound business advice, THE LEADER'S WAY is a powerful manifesto for tackling the challenges of today's world—from alleviating poverty to preserving the Earth’s natural resources to promoting global peace and happiness.
About the Author
HIS HOLINESS THE DALAI LAMA is head of the government-in-exile and spiritual leader of Tibet. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 and received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2007 for his advocacy of human rights.
LAURENS VAN DEN MUYZENBERG is an international management consultant whose work focuses on the improvement of corporate governance and top management performance.
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