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Publisher's Summary

Born out of a decade of discussion between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and international management consultant Laurens van den Muyzenberg, The Leader's 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 75 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 world's most pressing problems. Moreover, we can improve the quality of life for all by promoting responsible, ethical, and profitable business practices. That is the leader's way.A rewarding, surprising view into the life and thoughts of one of the world's most inspiring leaders, The Leader's Way provides a powerful manifesto for leading change at every level - in our lives, our organizations, and the wider world.
©2009 The Dalai Lama; (P)2009 Random House
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4 out of 5 stars
By Robinson José Sartori on 02-20-16

Very Good !

What made the experience of listening to The Leader's Way the most enjoyable?

We see so many examples of leadership, exemples we should follow, examples we should not to. The question is: what kind of leader we want to be ? This work offers a very good reference.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Denise on 01-10-12

Breathe of fresh air in leadership books

The Leader's Way offers a practical guide for leaders (Buddhists and non Buddhists) alike who yearn for guidance on ethical decision making in today's turbulent organizational environment and life in general for that matter.

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