Building a Leadership Model Essay

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Building a Leadership Model - An Analysis on the Leadership Style of His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Group Thirteen Ankush Gupta, Ignatius D’Souza, Lavita Singhania, Ojuswi Sardana, Sharan Sivakumar & Yogesh Sharma Contents 1. The Premise - Need for an alternative build. 2. A little about our leader. 3. H.H. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s views on leadership. 4. The TWELVE Qualities of a Leader. 5. Conclusion The Premise With the advent of modernization in the education and education systems all over the world, Management studies has been no exception to the list of streams that have been impacted by the western school of thought. With names like Jim Collins, Peter Drucker, Michael E. Porter & Gary Hamel ruling the roosts as the top gurus of the 20th century management education, the desire to see an alternative approach for understanding how management was taught initially before all these modernized concepts and gurus kicked in, is imperative. In this study, we have attempted to expand the dimensions of what we have encountered as the approaches to leadership; to analyze alternatives if any; and understand the differences and anomalies between the schools of thought. A Little About Our Leader Introduction Born in 1956 in Southern India, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was a gifted child. By the age of four, he was able to recite parts of the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Sanskrit scripture, and was often found in meditation. He holds degrees in, both, Vedic literature and physics. In 1982, Sri Sri entered a ten-day period of silence in Shimoga located in the Indian state of Karnataka and in that silence; Sudarshan Kriya – a powerful breathing technique – was born. Later Sudarshan Kriya became the centerpiece of the Art of Living courses. Founding The Art of Living & IAHV Sri Sri founded The Art of Living Foundation as
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