Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #42 – De-clutter

Chapter 2, Verses 68, 69, 70. तस्माद्यस्य महाबाहो निगृहीतानि सर्वश: |इन्द्रियाणीन्द्रियार्थेभ्यस्तस्य प्रज्ञा प्रतिष्ठिता || 68|| tasmād yasya mahā-bāho nigṛihītāni sarvaśhaḥindriyāṇīndriyārthebhyas tasya prajñā pratiṣhṭhitā Translation : Therefore, one who has restrained the senses from their objects, O mighty armed Arjun, is firmly established in transcendental knowledge. या निशा सर्वभूतानां तस्यां जागर्ति संयमी |यस्यां जाग्रति भूतानि सा … Read more

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita #26 – Material Pleasures

Verses 44 and 45 from Chapter 2 भोगैश्वर्यप्रसक्तानां तयापहृतचेतसाम् | व्यवसायात्मिका बुद्धि: समाधौ न विधीयते || 44|| bhogaiśwvarya-prasaktānāṁ tayāpahṛita-chetasām vyavasāyātmikā buddhiḥ samādhau na vidhīyate bhoga—gratification; aiśhwarya—luxury; prasaktānām—whose minds are deeply attached; tayā—by that; apahṛita-chetasām—bewildered in intellect; vyavasāya-ātmikā—resolute; buddhiḥ—intellect; samādhau—fulfilment; na—never; vidhīyate—occurs Translation – With their minds deeply attached to worldly pleasures and their intellects bewildered … Read more

Elections and Leadership Lessons -3. Focus

There was so much to be distracted – people questioning his marital status, 2002, why he won’t wear a skull cap, phone tapping references, his mentor turning foe, many of his senior leaders trying to pull the carpet from under his feet, every opposing party using him for target practise, some loose cannons making derogatory … Read more