The Leader's Way: Business, Buddhism and Happiness in an Interconnected World

XIV, Dalai Lama

"I am not interested in creating more Buddhists. My interest is to present Buddhist concepts that are acceptable and useful to people from all religious faiths, and to those without any religious faith" - His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A rewarding glimpse into the life and thoughts of one of the world's most inspiring leaders, "The Leader's Way" contains fascinating insights and anecdotes from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, ranging from his meetings with Mao Tse-Tung to his government-in-exile in India, and details his views on poverty, wealth and happiness. It provides an inspiring manifesto for leading change that can have an impact at every level, from the individual to the global. Born out of a decade of discussion and debate between an international management consultant and the head of state and spiritual leader of Tibet, "The Leader's Way" flows from the meeting of two worlds - the global marketplace and Buddhism.At first sight these seem to be an unlikely pairing. Take a closer look, however, at the best business practices and Buddhist principles and we find that both are concerned with making the right decisions, rationally and with taking the right actions effectively. The world today faces many challenges. While our total wealth has increased enormously and we are benefiting from technological miracles, billions of people are living in abject poverty, we face th imminent threat of environmental disaster, and even those in prosperous nations feel insecure about the future. To deal with these problems requires a different kind of leadership that sees things as they really are and understands the interconnectedness between companies, countries and the economic system.Through practical exercises and real-life examples, "The Leader's Way" takes readers on a progressive path: first teaching the art of making the right decisions, then tackling the issue of leadership for our organizations, before applying these new principles to addressing such vital topics as poverty, sustainability, cultural diversity and environmental responsibility. True leadership recognises the inevitability of change, the need for a sense of universal responsibility and the importance of combining an economic system with moral values. That is the leader's way.

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