By Rama Gaind
PS News Books
The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness
By Deepak Chopra (Random House, $27.95, hardback, 220 pages)
World-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, Deepak Chopra aspires to give everyone the skills and insights into becoming an inspired leader.
For that, he says, we have to look past our ego, beyond logic and reason and look within ourselves: to the still, calm realm of the soul.
Dr Chopra characterises a leader as the heart and soul of any group and explains how leaders and followers experience predictable responses to competitive situations, which drive every decision.
He introduces the book by saying, “We have never needed enlightened leadership as much as we do now”. As humankind poses a threat to its own existence, we can no longer turn to government or to anyone beyond ourselves “to provide answers for the great problems of our time”.
This book reveals the mysterious qualities that have propelled history’s greatest leaders to legend status – Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill and Martin Luther King Jr. – and provides a hands-on way of understanding and mastering those qualities.
Giving a clear, concise breakdown of the virtues that a great leader must possess, The Soul of Leadership demystifies leadership and empowers readers to become leaders in their own right - from managing a family crisis to starting their own business.
Dr Chopra discusses the thrust of leading from the soul through the acronym: LEADERS. He lists the 10 fundamental principles he believes all leaders should follow including inner qualities determining the outcome of any situation. These simple rules require steadfast commitment.
The founder of two wellness centres is the author of ground-breaking lucrative books that combine spiritual wisdom with “modern dynamic psychology”.
Success is not within everyone’s reach, but Dr Chopra has to be commended for proficient branding and expert marketing.
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