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Soft Leadership and Youth for Peace and Prosperity

"We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead." William Arthur Ward. Leadership is a widely talked about subject internationally. It gives lots of energy, enthusiasm and inspiration to many readers. However, it is highly challenging to practice it. Anybody can talk about leadership from outside but to get into leadership role and walk the talk is easier said than done. It is…

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Vision to Build Global Leaders

"I shall pass this way but once. Therefore any good that I can do, or any kindness that I can show, let me do it now for I shall not pass this way again." William Penn. Recently the prestigious international publication, the UN Post, featured my interview in which I shared my passion and vision to build one million people as leaders. I decided to explore it further to provide clarity as to how to accomplish my vision. Here goes the break-up of my blueprint on my passion, vision, execution…

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Religion and Love to Achieve World Peace

“We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.” William Gladstone. Currently we have too many religions in the world. Some of the people from their religious faith believe that their religion is superior to others leading to conflicts and terrorism globally. People must learn that all these different religions are different means to reach God. Mahatma Gandhi once remarked, “The essence of all religions is one. Only their approaches are different.” It…

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Messenger of Non-Violence and World Peace

“An eye for eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” - Mahatma Gandhi. The United Nations observes October 2nd as ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ on the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who spread the message of non-violence and peace globally. He led India’s freedom struggle on the tenets of truth and non-violence. He showed to the world that independence can be achieved through non-violent means. As a result, there are a number of followers of Mahatma Gandhi globally across the countries and communities. Mahatma Gandhi (1869 – 1948)…

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Human Mind: Drunken Monkey or Mighty Creator

Mind, until governed by soul wisdom, is very complex and tricky. In fact, Swami Vivekananda used to say that a mind that does not learn to meditate is like a drunken monkey bitten by a scorpion and possessed by a devil’s soul. Indeed, governing the mind is a hard job. We shall see here how to discipline, befriend and optimize the mind. Most people confuse between the mind and the brain; they are not the same. The brain is an organ, like any other organ, it has a definite location…

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The Key to World Peace

We all want peace and happiness for ourselves. The wise among us desire peace and happiness for all; they feel concerned about conflicts and wars anywhere in the world. International leaders and philosophers have said and written volumes on the subject of World Peace. Yet how World Peace eludes us!   Some think it is poverty or want that is at the root of conflicts, but even prosperous nations have had internal conflicts. Some say, it is the lack of education, but literacy does not guarantee values, either. Religionists may…

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Universal Brotherhood for International Peace

"A culture of peace will be achieved when citizens of the world understand global problems, have the skills to resolve conflicts and struggle for justice non-violently, live by international standards of human rights and equity, appreciate cultural diversity, and respect the Earth and each other. Such learning can only be achieved with systematic education for peace." - Hague Appeal for Peace Global Campaign for Peace Education   The United Nations observed International Day of Peace on September 21, 2013. For the first time, this year this day is exclusively dedicated…

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Build Leaders Around You to Make a Difference

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” - Albert Pike. When you look at political leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr, and Nelson Mandela; business leaders like Jack Welch and Steve Jobs; and religious leaders like Jesus, Buddha, Prophet Muhammad, and Gurunanak they excelled as great leaders as they have left their legacies for others during their lifetimes by building leaders around themselves. In fact, true leaders build leaders around themselves during…

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Mahatma Gandhi – Soft Leadership

“Christ gave us the goals and Mahatma Gandhi the tactics.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I led a webinar on “Soft Leadership: A New Leadership Perspective” organized by International Leadership Association on August 29, 2012. When I explained my new leadership concept - soft leadership, and the soft leaders who must contain 11 C’s, one of the participants asked a question, “Is there any leader in the world who possesses all C’s?” I replied, “Yes, there was one leader who had all the 11 C’s such as character, charisma,…

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International Leadership

Q: How do you define leadership? A: Leadership is the ability to lead from the front by setting an example. It is the process of setting vision, building teams, making decisions, motivating people and aligning their energies and efforts to accomplish organizational goals and objectives.   Q: What is the difference between managers and leaders? A: Managers are missionaries while leaders are visionaries. Managers think within the box while leaders think outside the box. Managers know how to climb the ladder while the leaders know how to place the ladder…

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Democracy and Self-Development

“Development engineering is less about formulas and more about integrity. If an administrator is sensitive to the problems of the public, he can find innovative solutions within the given resources”. Rigzin Samphel, young Indian Administrator in one of the large federal states, with large poor communities. Churchill's famous dictum: "Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time". From a House of Commons speech. The timing of this famous remark is significant. Churchill won WW-II, but in the…