By Debashis Chatterjee. Although it was written well over two thousand years ago, the Bhagavad Gita "Song of God" , a revered Hindu religious text, contains an immense wealth of ageless wisdom that speaks directly to the needs of today's business leaders. Timeless Leadership takes this unlikely resource and teases out important lessons on 18 aspects of leadership, from commercial vision to motivation, decision-making, and planning. Looking in detail at what the Gita has to say about these and other issues of interest to business professionals, Timeless Leadership focuses on one central point: that once the basic thought process of man is improved, the quality of his actions will improve as well, leading to better results. Covering teachings and ideas that have only got better with time, Timeless Leadership adapts the wisdom of millennia past for today's business leaders. Suspended in the middle of a battle, Arjuna, the leader-warrior, refuses to fight.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Timeless Leadership by Debashis Chatterjee. Language: English Pages: About the Book Exploring Some of the Greatest question in human History from the meaning of life to the nature of consciousness the Bhagavad Gita has been a source of guidance for millions of readers around the world for over Years Now Timeless Leadership 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita Bring the ageless of this revered Hindus spi Language: English Pages: About the Book Exploring Some of the Greatest question in human History from the meaning of life to the nature of consciousness the Bhagavad Gita has been a source of guidance for millions of readers around the world for over Years Now Timeless Leadership 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita Bring the ageless of this revered Hindus spiritual text to an entirely new audience todays business leader.
Distilling the essential lesson or Sutra of each of the Gita eighteen chapters into a meaningful massage for leaders at all levels the book challenges you to Change the way you think in order to change the way you act Addressing the narrow minded anxiety ridden lives of Modern business leaders Timeless Leadership teachers you to refocus Your energy and change Your perspective on the world and Your perspective on the world and your place Within it.
Detailing how the sage advice of the past can help you deal with the pressures of todays Business world in order to better understand and implement your Vision make better decision and much more the Book Presents wisdom of the ancient world in a readily accessible way so can become a better more productive and more satisfied leader Outlining the ABC of leadership success Author tacitly to your core values Being a true leader and Convergence between where you are and where You want to be the book show exactly how the teaching of the Gita can be used to solve lifes most puzzling problems.
The Bhagavad Gita is as relevant in the board rooms of the twenty first century as it was on the battlefields of ancient India and Timeless Leadership Bring the Knowing of past millennia to todays business leaders So You can achieve greater success in the workplace and beyond. About the Author Debashis Chattrj Get A Copy.
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Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Apr 16, Sathyanarayanan D rated it really liked it. Subramanian Swamy. Economic growth does not happen on its own or in a vacuum, it takes the ingenuity of managers and leaders of business houses to produce the desired result.
It shall come as no surprise as to whenever the head of the State makes a foreign visit he appeals to the Business leaders of the Host Country to consider investing in his country. It is true that Leadership is required in every facet of life, be it in politics, economics, or for that matter in the family too.
This book empowers the managers to look beyond their official designation and start acting like facilitators and trustees of stake holders in the business for whose benefit their very role exists. The lessons here apply to all domains of human affairs. The Author being who is has used it for leadership lessons. Though the Author limited the book to only 18 Sutras principles to reflect the 18 Chapters of Gita, but I am sure that if he wanted he could have very well crystallized Sutras.
The 18 Sutras as devised by the Author: 1. Invincible Wisdom 3. Karma Yoga 4. Timeless Leaders pursue purpose as the source of power 5. Leadership is the Art of undoing 6.
Leaders are Masters of their minds 7. Leaders are integrators 8. Timeless Leadership 9. The Sovereign Secret Leadership is an adventure of Consciousness Timeless leaders have Integral vision Leaders command their field with the eye of wisdom Leaders harness Dynamic forces of Nature Timeless leaders discover their invisible source Leaders negotiate the crossroads Leaders follow their faith Leadership is Transcendence This whole conversation between Arjuna and Krishna may be compared with an organizational set up as an employee and the manager a.
Leader for our convenience. Though it is too much to reflect on each Sutra, I will pick two sutras which in my opinion are critical for the survival of any organization.
Invincible Wisdom — Employee Arjuna may suffer from Fear of the boss, pressure of deadlines, grief over job losses, long hours of separation from family, self-pity and shame resulting from underperformance — all of these paralyze a person at work.
So, the leader with an invincible wisdom in this case would know that he is just being a facilitator and that the employee is not a slave and he is not a master.
Timeless Leadership — The moment when the leaders find out the ultimate meaning of life then they would have no place for ego in their mind. Almost all the time the Ego of the leader holds back the potential of an organization.
May be if one reads it for the first time who are normally used to prolonged reading might feel that the book is more about spiritual discipline rather than about Leadership lessons, but then Spirituality transcends all planes. Apr 27, Abby Varghese rated it really liked it. Review originally posted in Abby's Shelves Before going to my review on this book, I would love to thank Mr.
Robins J Alappatt for gifting me this amazing book on leadership. Do check out ITrans for more details regarding the programs offered. Now back to my review, I usually do not purchase Self-Help but has been lucky enough to be either gifted or provided a review copy of some amaz Review originally posted in Abby's Shelves Before going to my review on this book, I would love to thank Mr.
Now back to my review, I usually do not purchase Self-Help but has been lucky enough to be either gifted or provided a review copy of some amazing self-help books on several occasions. This is one such book I will treasure not only because I got it signed but it has been a book that has influenced me to a great extent.
What I enjoyed about Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita is the presentation, look and in hand feel of the book which urges a reader to pick it up. The chapters are well organized in such a way that there is a smooth and continuous flow of wisdom making the reader immersed in the purifying experience.
This book unlike many books I have come across is based on Bhagavad Gita and that is one thing that makes this book unique. For those not familiar with Bhagavad Gita or simply Gita is a verse Hindu scripture originally written in Sanskrit which is a narrative of dialogue between Arjuna, a Pandava prince and his charioteer Lord Krishna who counsels him regarding complex concepts like Dharma.
The author here has done a brilliant job in selecting the relevant verses from Gita and helps the reader understand these complex spiritual subjects with examples from the present world and that brilliance actually paid off in making this book truly stand apart from the rest. As someone who doesn't enjoy much management book, I loved this one even though at times the author fell off track and thus failing to sum it up by the end of some chapters. But for someone who is looking for a serious management book, this book may be a disappointment as it lacked corporate or real life examples that a reader would expect from a book like this which could have taken this book to another level.
Overall for me, this has been a wonderful and inspiring read to a great extent that I have absorbed several of these tips. Highly recommended for casual readers but for someone who is looking for a serious management book, this isn't for you. Do give a thumbs up if you enjoyed reading this review or comment below if you would love to share your opinion. Looking forward to hearing from you guys. Feb 27, Praveen Menon rated it it was amazing.
Must read for all. Dec 02, Tahir Hussain rated it really liked it. Absolutely wonderful read Opens your eyes to new ways of Spirituality - The Scene is Set amidst the War between the Padavas and the Kauravas as Arjuna learns lessons in the Battlefield through Krishna who guides him.
Author speaks a lot about Our Inner Battles and what we must face in order to overcome ourselves Unconscious Mind and become who we're supposed to be One with the Self. Every line is powerful , powerful enough to skip through and not realize we've missed a Gem of a sentence Absolutely wonderful read Every line is powerful , powerful enough to skip through and not realize we've missed a Gem of a sentence thats so Profound.
A Must read for Every Young Leader. May 29, Mayank Pandya rated it it was ok. The presentation,look, feel of the book is very good and one is enticed to bye by the look of the book itself. However the contents are bit confusing and in all the chapters the author although starts well but loses track and the summing up is not at all impressive. May be I found book unimpressive as I am not very fond of management books. Took me more than a month to complete it.
Nov 21, Richa Awasthy rated it liked it. This was a good read with the teachings of the Bhagwad Gita simplified and presented in a more relevant form to the present.
Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagvad Gita
Addressing thenarrow-minded, anxiety-ridden lives of modern business leaders, Timeless Leadership teaches you to refocus your energy andchange your perspective on the world and your place within it. Detailing how the sage advice of the past can help you deal withthe pressures of today's business world in order to betterunderstand and implement your vision, make better decisions, andmuch more, the book presents the wisdom of the ancient world in areadily accessible way so that you can become a better, moreproductive, and more satisfied leader. His ideas and discoveries will be invaluable forleaders throughout the world who are committed to authenticity intheir leadership. Any leader—east or west, north orsouth—will gain a powerful perspective from seriouslyengaging with this book, which I believe is bound to become a trueclassic. Itis timeless because the principles of leadership espoused thousandsof years ago are contemporary. It is borderless because ittranscends all situations of leadership dilemmas, internalconflicts, and ultimate resolutions. My congratulations to DebashisChatterjee.
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Timeless Leadership: 18 Leadership Sutras from the Bhagavad Gita