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The Leadership Sutra

An Indian Approach to Power
Narrated by: Avinash Kumar Singh
Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
Categories: Business, Leadership
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Durga is the goddess of power in Hinduism as well as in Buddhism and Jainism. Her name is derived from the word fortress (durg). She is the goddess of kings. She rides a lion, the king of the jungle and a symbol of royalty everywhere, from China to England.

We tend to tiptoe around the role of power in management and fail to openly acknowledge how the animal desire to dominate often destroys the best of organizations. Critics tend to see power as a negative thing. But power is a critical tool that affects the implementation of any idea. Any attempt to restrain it with rules results in domestication and resentment and fails to energize the organization. Leaders often equate themselves with lions and indulge their desire to dominate when, in fact, the point of leadership is to be secure enough to outgrow the lion within us and enable and empower those around us. But this is not easy, as anxiety overpowers the best of leaders.

Derived from Devdutt Pattanaik's influential best seller Business Sutra, this book offers startling and original insights into the exercise of power and leadership. It explores the human quest for significance, the power of rules to rob people of self-esteem, and the need for stability, even at the cost of freedom.

©2016 Devdutt Pattanaik (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

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