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The Eightfold path of Buddhism for an effective & credible leadership

Authors: Sonal Shree and Lavina Sharma

Journal: Purushartha: A journal of Management, Ethics & Spirituality

Publication date: 2014

Publisher: Purushartha: A journal of Management, Ethics & Spirituality

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Abstract:

The critical role of a leader in has become more crucial than ever before in the era of fierce competition and the challenge to compete ethically. The first step towards being an effective leader is winning trust of the followers which can easily be done by building credibility at the personal level. Skills, capabilities, strategies and practices will be void without an understanding of the essential human hopes and aspirations that connect leaders to the followers. It is in this light that this paper explores the possibility of following the Eightfold path of Buddhism for a balanced leadership through wisdom, ethical conduct and mental discipline.