Sunday, June 10, 2012


"Deepak Chopra" in his book "The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness does searching for whom we can call as "L E A D E R S " and comes out with an answer as under
                           L - Look and Listen
                           E - Emotion Bonding
                           A - Awareness
                           D - Doing
                           E - Empowerment
                           R - Responsibility
                           S - Synchronicity

he Says "leadership is an evolving journey.... I have outlined the core of what it means to lead from the soul in a convenient acronym "L E A D E R S", with each letter outlining a key aspect of defining your vision and then bringing it to fruition

L Look and Listen
Do this with your sense, as an unbiased observer who has not judged anything in advance. Do it with your heart, obeying your trust feelings. Finally, do it with your soul, responding to the vision and deep purpose it provides.

E Emotion Bonding
Leading from the soul means going beyond the melodrama of living in crisis mode. It requires recognising and clearing away toxic emotions, so you can clearly understand your own specific needs, and those of others.

A Awareness 
This means being aware of the questions that underlie every challenge. Who am I? What do I want? What does the situation demand? A leader must continually ask these questions of him/herself and inspire the team to ask for themselves.
D Doing
A leader must be action oriented. In whatever he does, he must serve as a role model, holding himself responsible for the promises he has made. This requires persistence and tenacity, and the ability to view any situation with flexibility and humour.

E Empowerment
The soul's power comes from self-awareness that is responsive to feedback but independent of the good or bad opinion of others. Empowerment raises the status of leader and team together.

R Responsibility
Responsible leadership includes choosing considered risks rather than reckless ones, walking the talk, having integrity, and living up to your inner values. Seen from the level of the soul, a leader's greatest responsibility is to lead the group on the path of higher consciousness.

S Synchronicity
It is the ability to create good luck and find invisible support that carries one beyond predicted outcomes to a higher plane. In spiritual terms, synchronicity is the ultimate ability to connect any need with an answer from the soul.

In the deeper reality of the soul, a family in disarray, a company without vision, or a nation without vision, or a nation struggling to adopt a new level of freedom needs to respond to hidden spiritual drives and needs. Once this is understood, countless leaders can rise to the highest levels of greatness.
                   (continued to next post...)

"It is hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse" - Adlai Stevenson 

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