CHAPTER 12The Spirit of Leadership

The Leader’s Spirit

I have an Indian friend and colleague who was the vice president for human resources of a large hotel group and is currently a consultant and university professor. Like many of his peers, my friend grew up in a Hindu family and, until the age of twelve or thirteen, went through what we might now call the consciousness-raising program common to the Hindus. He also participated in Western-style education through preparatory school and university. When he had completed his course of study, along with many others of his generation in India, he found the old ways somehow not in tune with the business environment of the late twentieth century. Quantitative methods, behavioral science, and ...

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