Higher Standard of Leadership: Lessons from the Life of Gandhi

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In these times of increasing cynicism about the quality of leadership we can expect to aspire to, Keshavan Nair offers a pragmatic guide based on the concepts of Gandhi exemplified. In simple and direct language, Nair explores how businesspeople can make decisions, set goals, and implement actions that are guided by the spirit of service. Photos. Web site promo: (http: //www.readersndex.com).

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Overview

In these times of increasing cynicism about the quality of leadership we can expect to aspire to, Keshavan Nair offers a pragmatic guide based on the concepts of Gandhi exemplified. In simple and direct language, Nair explores how businesspeople can make decisions, set goals, and implement actions that are guided by the spirit of service. Photos. Web site promo: (http: //www.readersndex.com).

This fascinating guide applies lessons from Ghandhi's life to crucial leadership tasks we face today. Spotlighting insights about management, leadership, and purpose, the guide also shows how to embody the values of service, truth, and personal responsibility.

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Consultant Nair has mined the writings and biographies of Gandhi for revealing insights into his philosophy of leadership. The result is a slim volume that is long on exhortation but short on practical business applications. For example, in his section entitled "Reconciling Power with Service," Nair writes that Gandhi used his power and influence only for the benefit of humanity, and although managers need not be totally committed to the service of others, Gandhi does say that "power is given to you by others...to be used for the benefit of those whose trustee you are." While these are noble sentiments, they provide scant direction for a manager trying to figure out how to keep the competition from eating his or her lunch. Despite the lack of practical advice, organizational managers seeking a moral compass will find encouragement in this work. Also, public libraries will find this a useful addition to their existing collections about Gandhi.-Andrea C. Dragon, Coll. of Saint Elizabeth, Convent Station, N.J.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576750117
  • Publisher: Ingram Pub Services
  • Publication date: 1/28/1997
  • Pages: 157
  • Sales rank: 318,752
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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