Stronger, more effective leaders can improve their decision-making and influence their organisations and ultimately the global market place in a way that brings about good for the whole of society.
The Leader's Way takes leaders on a progressive path, first learning new techniques for themselves, then for their organizations, before applying them on a global scale to address such vital topics as poverty, sustainability, diversity, and environmental responsibility - all areas that are affected by the workings of the global marketplace.
The unique pairing of van den Muyzenberg's business experience and the Dalai Lama's teachings enlightens the way we think of corporate responsibility, job satisfaction, profit and performance, and even the creation of happiness for the individuals we lead.
©2008 Dalai Lama & Laurens van den Muyzenburg; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing
"This book examines capitalism and Buddhism in a fascinating way. Everybody in business who is seriously interested in responsible entrepreneurship will recognise the issues. The book adds a valuable dimension to the values and ethical standards that form the basis for responsible leadership in business." (Prof. C.O. Herkströter, former CEO of Shell and Chairman of the Board of ING.
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"Buddhism meets our business culture"
"The Leader's Way" by His Holiness Dalai Lama and Van Den Muyzenberg is the book of unusual meeting. It describes the important, yet metaphorical meeting between 14th Dalai Lama (Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso) and the modern businessman who was consultant and business developer for many large corporations. The book shows how one can practise buddists doctrines in the modern world of corporate citizenship.
It shows that practicing Buddhist Perfections (Generosity, Ethical discipline, Patience, Enthusiastic effort, Concentration & Wisdom) gives enormous benefits to responsible business practices.
But what was very interesting in this book, was the sincere admission by Dalai Lama, that in the past he was fascinated by socialism and its ideas. He used to read Marx and was sure that socialism/communism was the right way for humanity happiness. He also describes how he slowly discovered the plain untruth in communism. He then read Adam Smith and his rendering of this author is just amazing.
He also have noticed how important European Union "project" is in human history....
These two last thoughts of Dalai Lama, i.e. the initial fascination with socialism and approval of the greatness of EU - I dedicate to all who used to blame many people for the choices ot their youth and to all sceptics of EU - who are so many among us....
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