Saturday 30 April 2016


तद्विद्धि प्रणिपातेन परिप्रश्नेन सेवया।
उपदेक्ष्यन्ति ते ज्ञानं ज्ञानिस्तत्त्वदर्शिनः।।४.३४।।

A responsible leader knows that learning is the process of self-improvement. No amount of teaching will help unless the person learns himself. Whenever a learner is ready to receive he has to find masters who can show him the way. Learning is necessary in case of knowledge gaps and skill deficiencies.

Teachers and Masters will help to fulfil these gaps.

Responsible leader recommends that the learner should approach the Masters with respect and humility and with an open mind. When a learner approaches with respect, the master responds very well and gives whatever he has to the learner.

But who is the Master? The responsible leader knows that the Real Master is the one who is both knowledgeable and experienced.

Theory without practice is like letters without spirit and like area without depth. Practice without theory is doing without knowing. Both theory and practice are essential for complete understanding. Only that person who has passed through the process of  experience and studied the subject in-depth can communicate to others. But what a teacher teaches is only knowledge and the learner cannot depend on a teacher's experience.

The learner with the help of knowledge received has to practice and experience the process. Then learning is complete. The responsible leader is both knowledgeable and experienced in his own areas.

He is also the learner who is ready to receive and put into practice



Friday 29 April 2016

Empower Team members

इति ते ज्ञानमाख्यातं गुह्याद्गुह्यतरं मया।
विमृश्यैतदशेषेण यथेच्छसि तथा कुरु।।१८.६३।।

A responsible leader assures freedom of choice to his team members.
Though he gives full knowledge, information and ideas about what is to be done and how, he finally leaves the options to the team members themselves.
He advises the member to do his own thinking, to consider all alternatives and choose the best one as per his own conclusion.

Thus the real leader does not impose decisions on his team, but after exposing various angles of the situation, leaves them to act as they choose.

Empowerment is ensuring  freedom to select 'what' is to be done. Delegation is the right to decide about how to complete an assigned work. Empowerment is the right to choose the work itself along with the right to decide how to do it.
A responsible leader empowers freedom. The empowered team members then choose the right work and the right way. When the empowered members of a team choose the right work and the right way they themselves become responsible leaders.

Then there is no difference between the leader and his team.



ज्योतिषामपि तज्ज्योतिस्तमसः परमुच्यते।
ज्ञानं ज्ञेयं ज्ञानगम्यं हृदि सर्वस्य विष्ठितं l l १३.१७ l l

A responsible leader joins people not only in mind, logic, systems and thinking level, but more so at the root of the spirit of beings, i.e. he joins the hearts of all his people.

The team is in total harmony when people accept each other at the level of hearts. When hearts are joined the atmosphere of empathy, friendship and love pervades throughout the organisation.

The hearty team with hearty work experiences hearty happiness. The potential for mutual love  present in the hearts of all people is the inner light.
This is knowledge. This is what is to be known.
The joining of hearts of all people makes them equal partners and this equality is the goal of knowledge.

Thus the responsible leader and his responsible team become one and contribute by joining Hands, Heels, Heads and Hearts.
Harmony and happiness are the treasures of such a team.


Wednesday 27 April 2016

Shraddha - Dedication - Love

ये तु धर्म्यामृतमिदं यथोक्तं पर्युपासते।
श्रद्दधाना मत्परमा भक्तास्तेsतीव मे प्रियाः।।१२.२०।।

The responsible leader expresses his love to the team members in a clear and unambiguous way. Then the colleagues understand and undertake the right way with devotion
The responsible leader not only appreciates them but is also ever thankful to them. The linkage of love between the leader and team members is the most durable link and the love assures and inspires the members.
For the responsible leader the devoted contributor is the dearest friend.