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Gandhi and Leadership

New Horizons in Exemplary Leadership

Authors: Dhiman, Satinder

  • -Offers practical steps and advice for applying the spiritual and moral principles that brilliantly defined Gandhi's leadership
  • - Attempts to extend discussions on this topic and proposes a 'value-based' model of leadership that is applicable in corporate and non-corporate settings
  • - Serves as an excellent guide and source-book for all who undertake to play leadership roles in varied spheres in the contemporary society
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About this book

In Gandhi and Leadership , Professor Dhiman explores the moral and spiritual philosophical foundations and context of Gandhi's approach to leadership. The book focuses on seven Gandhian values that are most relevant in the contemporary workplace.

About the authors

Satinder Dhiman is Associate Dean, Chair of the MBA Program, and Professor of Management at Woodbury University s School of Business. He teaches courses in Personal and Ethical Leadership, and Organizational Behavior. Satinder has (co)written about 10 books. He holds a Ph.D. from Tilburg University, and an Ed.D. from Pepperdine University.

Reviews

"Here, in this truly defining book, 'The Mahatma's' teachings once again come alive this time to inspire the very best in our 21st century leaders. Skillfully weaving together history, biography, and anecdotes, Dr. Dhiman offers practical steps and advice for applying the spiritual and moral principles that brilliantly defined Gandhi's leadership. In a global marketplace too often plagued by greed, corruption, and arrogance, this book offers a much needed vision of business leadership based on steadfast truth, non-violence, humility, and selfless service. I sincerely hope that the wisdom offered in this unique book will be widely embraced by leaders throughout the world." - Michael Carroll, COO, Global Coaching Alliance, and author of The Mindful Leader (2007)

"Sensitive, responsible, and morally-sound leadership has been a major need of modern times on which available information is very little. Drawing from Gandhian thought and practices, this work attempts to extend discussions on this topic and proposes a 'value-based' model of leadership that is applicable in corporate and non-corporate settings. Appreciation of truth, gaining of self-discipline, nonviolent orientations, authenticity, integrity, humility, and selfless service have been considered essential and this work breaks many new grounds. Eastern and Western leaders, scholars, and students should find this book very interesting and useful." - Professor Satish Sharma, author of Four-Volume Series on Gandhi's Teachers (2011)

"Gandhi and Leadership book admirably lays bare all the secrets of effective leadership: character, personal integrity, and authenticity characteristics found in both subject and the writer. A formula not only for professional success but also for a life well lived! I can think of no one more qualified to write about Gandhi's life and work and its value in the 21st century than Satinder Dhiman. Readers will find, as Martin Buber stated, 'There is divine meaning in the life of the world' as Dhiman makes these universal truths about leadership relevant to the world of commerce through the life example of Gandhi." - Nan Rae, Internationally acclaimed artist of Chinese Brush Painting

"Gandhi had evolved from a young barrister into an exemplary and probably the greatest public leader humankind has known. Gandhi worked selflessly and in a self-controlled manner aiming at self-realization by devoting himself for the service and the good of the society at large. In his long journey of 'Experiments with Truth' he had found his perennial and never-failing support and guide in the philosophy of Bhagavad Gita, his 'venerable mother', and 'spiritual dictionary' his life was 'based upon the teachings of the Gita. Gandhi and Leadership very cogently analyzes and brings out the whole range of ideal attributes of leadership taught by the Gita, their life-long pursuit and practice by Gandhi, and how both have become a universal source of inspiration for leaders in all fields of human endeavor. The book comprehensively covers a wide range of important topics pertaining to Gandhi's life and leadership. It should serve as an excellent guide and source-book for all who undertake to play leadership roles in varied spheres in the contemporary society." - Dr. Y.P. Anand, former Director of National Gandhi Museum, New Delhi, and author of Mahatma Gandhi's 'Works' and Interpretation of the Bhagavad Gita (2009)

"We all agree that business leadership needs to embody a new level of consciousness if companies are going to fulfill their dharma of helping the world to be more humane, peaceful, and sustainable. Gandhi and Leadership is one of those rare books that shows us how to get there. This book provides the inspiration through Gandhi's leadership example to show that a spiritual basis to leadership is not only possible, it is the most effective and powerful way to make a difference." - Judi Neal, Chairman and CEO, Edgewalkers International and Author of Creating Enlightened Organizations (2013)

"As the author note, because of, and not in spite of, his flaws, Mahatma Gandhi remains a great model for great leadership. I recommend highly this reading of Gandhi." - Ian I. Mitroff, Professor Emeritus, USC & Center for Catastrophic Risk Management, UC Berkeley, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Gandhi: “A One-Man Boundary Force!”

    Dhiman, Satinder

    Pages 1-14

  • A Hero’s Life Journey: Defining Moments of Life and Leadership

    Dhiman, Satinder

    Pages 15-41

  • Gandhi’s Heroes: Guiding Lights on a Hero’s Journey

    Dhiman, Satinder

    Pages 43-61

  • The Bhagavad Gītā: Gandhi’s Moral and Spiritual Anchorage

    Dhiman, Satinder

    Pages 63-91

  • Gandhi: A Values-Based Leader Par Excellence

    Dhiman, Satinder

    Pages 93-116

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eBook $89.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49235-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $115.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-49233-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $115.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: January 14, 2014
  • ISBN 978-1-349-69685-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gandhi and Leadership
Book Subtitle
New Horizons in Exemplary Leadership
Authors
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-49235-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137492357
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-49233-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-69685-7
Edition Number
1
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