PM enlightened by PC


The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh showers lot of praise on the Home Minister P Chidambaram. The PM said that he derived “immense” support from his “Enlightened Leadership”. At a function in Chidambaram’s Sivaganga Lok Sabha constituency the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said, “Since 2004, I have derived immense support from his enlightened leadership as Finance Minister and then as Home Minister. Whatever task is given to him, he performs with super aplomb”. The PM also said, “He and I have been colleagues since 1990s and have worked hand in hand. I worked as Finance Minister when he was the Commerce Minister”. » Indian Express News 

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It is really a good thing that Enlightened Leadership is reaching the political space of this country. And Enlightened Leadership can transform all the political organizations towards better leadership, and this can eventually lead us towards “Enlightened Nationalism” and “Enlightened Globalism”.


Learning Leadership Lessons !!


How to choose a Leader? What is true Leadership? These are daunting tasks in life. Life is a continuous opening of opportunities. It throws open before us ample choices. And leadership is also one such choice. It is in fact a choice-less choice. Choosing things sometimes in life is as difficult as choosing leadership. First and foremost thing about leadership is that it is a great responsibility. It is being responsive and responsible. Leadership is not possible in isolation and, therefore, it has a great meaning only in context and relation. How to choose leadership is a basic question? Let us ponder on these alternatives and possibilities. Responsive leadership is better than reactive leadership. Proactive leadership is better than reactive leadership and responsive leadership. Balanced and total leadership is far better than reactive, responsive, and proactive leadership. Enlightened Leadership is a leadership of transcendence. It simply means that there are no more divisions. It emerges out of immense responsibility and freedom. 


The greatest example of leadership and follower-ship is of the Sun and the Sunflower. Just look and observe the sunflower very patiently. The sunflower moves around itself 360 degrees facing the Sun in absolute sync with the movement of the Sun. In the evening when the sun is set, the sunflower is also set and bow down its face. The whole phenomenon is as if the Sun and the Sunflower are both going to bed and take rest so that they are back again fresh and energetic for the next day’s journey. The whole relationship is that of trust and transparency. It is a relationship of shared vision and shared sensitivity.

Anna inspires a Social Change


The whole nation is gripped in a wave called Anna. Thousands of supporters - boys, girls, young, and old are all on the roads to make this change possible. The whole issue is of corruption and a law called “Janlokpal” which will help reduce corruption in India to a greater extent. The Home Minister says that it is not a panacea. True !! But nothing can be a panacea unless the very character of the people in power changes. If that is so then why government “Lokpal”, which is a weak law compared to the one proposed by the civil society called the “Janlokpal”, is being introduced in the parliament? There are always two aspects of a social framework of any country. If the character of a person does not change with love then it has to be changed through the law. Jimi Hendrix says, “When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace”. Nothing can replace love. But is it there? See the arrogance of some of the ministers of the government. Just look at their speeches, words, and the body language. Instead of being awesome the whole communication is awful. The spokesperson of any government is a bridge between the government and the people of the nation. His communication should be inspiring and motivating. He should always speak in the interest of the nation as a whole. He should be smiling and charming. His communication should be pleasant and praiseworthy.

The relevant law and the whole process till punishment has to be stringent and effective. The present laws are not effective when it comes to tackling the corruption. The period of more than 60 years after independence has given the nation more than 50 great scams. That means the intention of the government and political leaders is not in the overall interest of the nation. That means the current laws and the whole machinery dealing with corruption is not effective. The political will to tackle corruption is lacking. And hence a social movement for a change. As per various reports and analysis circulating in the media, more than 1.4 $ trillion black money has gone out of India in the tax havens. And this is also a result of corruption. This is all poor people’s money. This money belongs to the whole nation. And nothing has been done by the governments for the last 64 years to check and control on this monster called “corruption”. The laws that are available now are ineffective. Nobody has been punished till date. The conviction rate is negligible compared to the gravity of the scams. And nobody knows where is all that money looted by the corrupt people? The recent good progress and developments in the 2G and CWG scams is only because the whole investigations are under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court. That means the monitoring of the investigating agencies is not effective under the supervision of the government. This requires a change and hence a people’s movement by way of a “Janlokpal”.

This whole social movement is under the leadership of an inspiring person called “Anna”. He is a new Gandhi in a modern India. “Lokpal” is a law that the government wants to give it to the country and “Janlokpal” is a law that the people wish to give it to the country. “Janlokpal” simply and literally means a people’s law. So it is for the people to decide what better law they all want for their country’s common good, betterment and progress. How a government can impose their own law? The corruption in the country is growing @64 years. This is very dangerous for the country’s overall growth and international image. The Vedas and Upanishads say that the whole creation is made up of five basic elements called the “Panchatatvas”. And there is a constant balance in these five basic elements. In a similar way the whole social framework of our country is also made up of five basic elements of a social change. And these five basic elements of a social change are: (1) Legislature, (2) Executive, (3) Judiciary, (4) Press (Fourth Estate), and (5) People (Fifth Estate). These are the five basic elements of a social change. These are the “Panchtatvas” of a social and political framework of a country. If the Press is called a Fourth Estate then the People are called the Fifth Estate. If there is an imbalance in the whole system it is the People who can bring this change. And this requires a great Social Leadership. And this great and inspiring Social Leadership is being provided by “Anna Hazare” at this point in time. The whole nation is behind him. He is the supreme leader of the People. The whole credit goes to Anna, his brave team, and all the people of India. Thanks Anna. Thanks People. Jai Ho !!

» Change is Eternal !! 
» Panchatatvas of a Social Change

Question @ IMF Leadership


It is really shameful that the IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been accused of assaulting a maid in a luxury New York City hotel. He has been denied a bail and has been sent to a jail. This act has sent shock-waves throughout the world. He was a man who was in charge of overseeing the world economy and was tipped to be France’s next President. His arrest and subsequent jail is also extremely embarrassing for the IMF. Apart from dealing with a leadership crisis the IMF is now facing serious questions about whether it let Strauss-Kahn off too lightly in 2008 after he was caught in an extra-marital affair with an economist who was his subordinate. There are persistent rumors afloat inside the IMF that he often made unwanted sexual advances to other women during his tenure with IMF. 

Why is it that many nationally and internationally reputed leaders are involved in sex scandals? We have been witnessing many such cases. It is found that many leaders have unfulfilled sexual life and their unfulfilled sexual desires have led to many kinds of perversions. It seems an unfulfilled sex life has something to do with stress, and the stressed life also has something to do with unfulfilled sex life. They seem to have some intricate connection. All the repressions and suppressions of emotions eventually surface in some kind of psychosomatic diseases. And the true art of expression is never going to be possible unless all kinds of suppressions and repressions are dissolved. The contentment of sex is a prerequisite for a better leadership and inspiring leadership. Leadership is a far bigger responsibility. It is a far bigger vision. It is the greatest art of leading a team and leading a nation. It is a right action for the betterment of the nation and also for the betterment of the people. Peter Drucker, the Management Guru, says, “Leadership means doing right things”. 

Lust and love are in some way intricately connected. Love in its lover form is called sex, and sex in its higher form is called love. It is the same energy and it can be transformed. And the same love can be further transformed into compassion. We can move from lust to love, and we can also move from sex to supreme consciousness. Enlightened Leadership aims towards creating bliss, love, and compassion. It is aiming towards awakening one’s consciousness and awareness, and leading with love and compassion. The lowest form of the energy is at the “Muladhara” (Root Chakra) and the highest form of the same energy is at the “Sahasrara” (Crown Chakra). And the whole art of moving this energy from the Root Chakra to the Crown Chakra is called the “Kundalini Yoga.

Deepak on Enlightened Leadership


For years now Deepak Chopra is teaching a course on “Enlightened Leadership” at Nothwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. After the consequences of global recession and extreme political unrest for the last couple of years he strongly feels that it is now time for a different kind of leadership. He has been emphasizing the importance of an enlightened leadership to business leaders at Ernst & Young, Pepsi and Cisco. He strongly believes that the U.S. leadership has become ineffective and needs a change in the leadership domain. He feels that enlightened leadership will be most appropriate for the current economic and social situation that the country is facing. He feels that the U.S. corporate and political leadership has almost lead to bankruptcy. He feels that we should nurture leadership that aims at unlocking the highest human potential. He says that the Wall Street has almost broken because it succumbed to greed, corruption, and pure speculation without any values. He talks great about President Obama and he says that he is an exception and he fulfills all the criteria that he talks about in his book The Soul of Leadership.

When asked about what is Enlightened Leadership he says, “It is a kind of leadership that unlocks the potential for greatness in the leader and those that follow the leader. Enlightened Leadership is spiritual if we understand spirituality not as some kind of religious dogma or ideology but as the domain of awareness where we experience values like truth, goodness, beauty, love and compassion, and also intuition, creativity, insight and focused attention. These are the ingredients of success, really”.

You can see his complete interview given to Forbes @ Deepak Chopra on Enlightened Leadership. Are you really serious about what is enlightened leadership and its applicability to business success and personal success? Look at more insights into Enlightened Leadership.

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Leadership of New Millennium !!


Congratulations, President Barack Obama !! This is what you deserve from the people around the world who love peace and who condemn terrorism. The whole credit always goes to the Leader and his brave Team. Both deserve attention and respect from the entire world. Good job done !! The whole team under him deserve kudos for the end of Osama Bin Laden. Barack Obama truly deserved the Nobel Prize conferred on him. This is only a beginning of an end of terrorism. And of course, a very important beginning. Only 40 minutes and 40 commandos and the whole job got done so well. What a feat? What an achievement? This goes without saying that what President Bush couldn’t do, President Obama could do. This is the differentiation. This is what is called the leadership with a difference. This is the leadership edge. There are two kinds of leaders. One, the leader who demands respect. Two, the leader who commands respect. The brave President Obama falls in the category of leaders who command respect. This type of leadership creates a pull factor and it does not believe in the push factor. This is what is called a charisma. The whole of USA must be celebrating this victory. And why not?

In India we celebrate the festival of Dussehra in memory of the event of “Ravana” being killed by “Rama”. This festival is being celebrated in India as a metaphor for the victory of the “Good” over “Evil”. And this good and evil is there in every human being in some form or the other. And to me, metaphorically, “Rama” means an enlightened “Ravana”, and “Ravana” means an unenlightened “Rama”. They are two sides of the same coin. They are two polarities of the same phenomenon. And the path to “Enlightenment” is a journey of moving from one end of the polarity to the other end of the polarity. And in the experience of “Oneness” all the polarities are dissolved.

All the peace loving people and all those who condemn violence and terrorism around the world must celebrate this victory. This is an important achievement and President Barack Obama deserves a second term on this account. Indian Leadership should take note of this important and positive development in the history of positive efforts in eradicating terrorism, and learn to take such brave decisions to prove the leadership that commands respect and deserves respect. USA has been very successful in getting their most wanted. What about India getting her most wanted?