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Leadership lessons from the Dalai Lama


If you think your business has had it rough, think of the Dalai Lama. That guy had his entire country taken away, had to witness the suffering of his people, and had to face the apathy of the world as he campaigned for his peoples’ liberation. Needless to say, there’s a lesson to be learned from his political tenacity alone is worth a business owner’s attention, let alone his religious authority, which is considerable. Scott Eblin highlights a few takeaways from a recent Dalai Lama speech and points out how they can be useful in business:

  • The biggest mistake people make is looking externally for happiness. Happiness starts with a calm and peaceful mind.
  • Too much formality creates barriers to communicating on a person to person basis. We should practice heart to heart interaction instead.
  • Warm heartedness leads to self confidence. Humans are social animals. We need to interact. Self centeredness is counter to true human nature.

Full story at Scott Eblin’s Next Level Blog.

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  • Anonymous

    He forgot the part about excluding all those who don’t believe the same way you do. Use ever means to stifle religious freedom. And, establish a theocratic dictatorship with yourself at the head.