Monday, December 17, 2012

Radhanath Swami on Good Leadership

Our aspiration should be to serve. Leadership is just a very wonderful opportunity to serve. We shouldn’t be attached to be a leader; we should be attached to the service that we can render. Sometimes people strive to be a leader because they think they can really do great service to the society. And sometimes people don’t have any inclination to be a leader, but because of their selfless service others put them in the position of leadership. Yes, that often happens. Sometimes the most qualified person to be a leader doesn’t want to be a leader. Whether we are leading a family, whether we are leading in a small circle of friends, whether we are leading a business or whether we are leading an entire nation, we should all cultivate and strive to be leaders by example — by the words we speak and by the example that we live. I have even seen humble street sweepers whose character and virtues are so good that can be considered great leaders. The real thing is to lead by setting an example of high ideals and high integrity. And whether or not we come to the top of a particular field that we are working in, we can be a great leader if we live with character, integrity and devotion.

20 comments:

  1. Arjun K RamachandraDecember 18, 2012 at 5:12 AM

    I liked the last statement "whether or not we come to the top of a particular field that we are working in, we can be a great leader if we live with character, integrity and devotion"

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  2. Yes to live with character, integrity and devotion is very important at all time in our life.This is the success formula while performing our duties.Then people acknowledge us as a leader or not is not much important.

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  3. Thank you for such a good advice :).

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  4. so true. Thanks for reminding Maharaj.

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  5. "Leadership is just a very wonderful opportunity to serve. We shouldn’t be attached to be a leader; we should be attached to the service that we can render"...wonderful and powerful statements by HH Radhanath Swami. If all leaders followed this principle, the world would be a better place to live in.

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  6. Living with character, integrity and devotion is more important than being just hailed as a leader without these traits.

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  7. Service to lord is really satisfying. Thank you

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  8. A true definition of leadership....
    Thank you maharaj.

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  9. Leader has to be humble
    this Maharaj tells through out His Whole life teaching trough own example

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  10. Very nicely Radhanath Swami has characterized how a leader should be.

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  11. Beautiful encouraging words from Swamiji.......

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  12. Thank you Maharaj for this wonderful article on Leadership. Maharaj you yourself an ideal example of good leader.

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  13. very encouraging article on leadership. Every one can be leader irrespective of whether he is able to rise to high position or not if he lives a life of integrity, character and service attitude. Thanks to Radhanath swami

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  14. "Whether or not we come to the top of a particular field that we are working in, we can be a great leader if we live with character, integrity and devotion".

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  15. suryakant Krishna DasJanuary 27, 2013 at 10:42 PM

    I sincerly thank Radhanath Maharaj. Now I understood what a leader is and what needs to be done.

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  16. In today's corporate world the most essential quality of a leader is good character, integrity & devotion

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  17. Radhanath Swami is so very spiritual and therefor his leadership is so very perfect.

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  18. We shouldn’t be attached to be a leader; we should be attached to the service that we can render - wonderful words to remember and act upon!

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