Higher Standard of Leadership Lessons from the Life of Gandhi

ISBN-10: 1576750116
ISBN-13: 9781576750117
Edition: 1997
Authors: Keshavan Nair
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Description: Nair applies lessons from Gandhi's life to the practical tasks faced by today's business and political leaders, identifying commitments to conscience, openness, service and values, and describing the courage necessary to work and lead by them.

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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/1/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Nair applies lessons from Gandhi's life to the practical tasks faced by today's business and political leaders, identifying commitments to conscience, openness, service and values, and describing the courage necessary to work and lead by them.

Preface
Introduction: The Challenge of a Higher Standard
A Single Standard of Conduct
Develop a Basis for the Single Standard: Commit to Absolute Values
Acknowledge the Ideal: Commit to the Journey
Develop the Guide That Will Keep You on the Journey: Commit to Training Your Conscience
Reduce Forces That Lead You Astray: Commit to Reducing Attachments
Be Willing to Stand Scrutiny: Commit to Minimizing Secrecy
The Essential Quality: Courage
The Spirit of Service
Focus on Responsibilities
Emphasize Values-Based Service
Make a Commitment to Personal Service
Understand the Needs of the People You Wish to Serve
Reconcile Power With Service
Decisions and Actions Bounded by Moral Principles
Establish Principles of Governance
Create Integrity in the Decision Process
Change the Criteria for Decision Making
Implement Decisions Within Moral Constraints
Conclusion: Taking Up the Challenge
A Brief History of Gandhi
Suggested Readings
Notes
Index

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