Real Leadership

51 Real leadership
There are many books that teach you various leadership techniques to fatten your bank balance, to climb up the corporate ladder, to have more power, to control people’s lives and to inflate your ego accordingly. But what about a type of leadership by which we can make a very serious, significant contribution to people’s lives and to the world in general? Actual leadership means to be a leader who actually has a positive effect in people’s lives—and not simply leading in such a way that you make a lot of money. What really matters is the mark that one leaves in the world. If one does not have proper integrity, the world hates him. People despise hypocrisy.

When you become a leader, people open their hearts to trust you; they open their faith. In that state you can do the greatest benefit to those people’s lives, but you could also cause the greatest pain, anguish and devastation in those people’s lives. So leadership is not a post to enjoy. If that is your idea, then you will be a very exploitative person and a very miserable leader. Leadership is a very serious, significant responsibility of service to others. A real leader is in a spirit of service. And, in order to be a proper leader in that way, one must have knowledge of what is actually right and what is actually wrong.

Knowledge is power. The great thing is not about having power; the great thing is how you use your power. Are you using the power in such a way that you gain genuine inner fulfillment and enlightenment, and improve the physical, emotional and ethical quality of others? If you are just going through your life thinking about job, money and prestige, then will there be any depth to your life? Will there ever be fulfilment in your life? Are you just selling your consciousness out to the world of materialism, greed, envy and pride? Is your life superficial, or is it meaningful and real?These are the most important questions that you should be asking. A good leader is a person who attracts people’s confidence and enthuses people with loyalty and faithfulness because of their relationship, whether the relationship is immediate or extended.

– Radhanath Swami

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  • NSP

    Great article on true meaning of leadership!

  • Gokul Sundari Devi Dasi

    Great article. Jai Gurudev !!

  • umesh

    A guiding statement by Radhanath swami – A real leader is in a spirit of service.

  • shelly

    Real leadership is about serving and using ones powers wisely! Thank you Radhanath Swami for this insightful article.

  • manish

    Wonderful teachings on Leadership. Thanks Maharaj for helping us to distinguish reality from facade in a leader.

  • Very inspiring & enlightening statement by Radhanath Swami.
    “A good leader is a person who attracts people’s confidence and enthuses people with loyalty and faithfulness because of their relationship, whether the relationship is immediate or extended

  • anjan

    Thank you Radhanath swami for these wonderful lessons on what true leadership is all about

  • anna

    Beautiful read from Radhanath swami

  • manish

    Very inspiring & enlightening statement by Radhanath Swami.

    “A good leader is a person who attracts people’s confidence and enthuses people with loyalty and faithfulness because of their relationship, whether the relationship is immediate or extended”.

  • Udisha

    To lead does not mean to enjoy, it is a serious role filled with responsibility of not only one’s life but also of others who are influenced by the leader. This small but significant write up is an eyeopener for anyone who wants to become a genuine and good leader. Radhanath Swami has his unique way of transferring deep subject knowledge.

    • Anand Patil

      Agree, thanks. Leaders of the current age should take notice of this and mend their ways for the benefit of the people in general.

  • shivakumar

    Use of knowledge in discriminating what is right and wrong would lead us to become a proper leader and thus influence other’s lives too. Thanks Maharaj to enlighten us !!! Hare Krishna !!!

  • Arabinda

    Thank you for great Insight.

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    Leader should not lead to fall in a ditch along with his followers, instead take them to superior position. All glories to HH Radhanatha Swami Maharaja.

  • Riya

    very inspiring article. thanks a lot.

  • umesh

    “The great thing is not about having power; the great thing is how you use your power”

    This is a very inspiring & enlightening statement by Radhanath Swami.

  • Sumit Sharma

    This is great!

  • Ravi Garg

    Very important management lessons by Swamiji…….thanks

  • priya aiyar

    To be a leader is to be a wonderful servant. Maharaj has explained very nicely this concept of unmotivated service to others as a true leadership quality. Maharaj epitomises the qualities of a real leader. Thanks Maharaj for helping us to distinguish reality from facade in a leader.

  • Vinay Malani

    Radhanath Swami is himself an inconic spiritual leader who inspires everyone by practising what he preaches. We need many such spiritual leaders of great substance to guide us amidst today’s grossly materialistic society.

  • Shyam Mahtani

    A very apt description of a true leader is portrayed here. Thank you Swamiji.

  • anjan

    Many thanks to swami Radhanath for the wonderful article

  • vrushali

    Thank you for this nice post about leadership by Radhanath swami!

  • chandraprakash

    very nice article

  • Vinay Jain

    Thank you Radhanath Swami for this really powerful article on real leadership.

  • Arjun K Ramachandra

    A very sobering eye opener for all aspiring leaders!

  • Y.Raja Shekar

    Very nice and eye opening article by HH Radhanath Swami for all those who are blinded by the so called leadership in this world.

  • mangesh kende

    real meaning of leadership…very beautifully explained by Radhanath Swami..thanks

  • Vidya Patham

    ‘A real leader is in a spirit of service.’ Thank you Radhanath Swami for this simply powerful article on a real leader.

  • “A good leader is a person who attracts people’s confidence and enthuses people with loyalty and faithfulness because of their relationship, whether the relationship is immediate or extended.” This is a great lesson for all those who are trying to just climb up on material platform. All glories to H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj.16

  • nandkishor das

    thank you

  • umesh

    the world needs such a leadership desperately!!

  • SATYAM

    Wonderful!!!!! the essence of leadership is summarized here and why a leader is not supposed to be exploitative is also beautifully described. Thank you very much.

  • Pranjal Dixit

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami Maharaj for giving us true meaning of leadership. In fact you have portrayed by your example that how a spiritual leader should be. You always focus on servant leadership and not boss leadership.

  • Kuldeep Soni

    Thanks for sharing. Very nice!!

  • pradeep lalwani

    wonderful lesson on leadership by maharaj !!!!!!!!!1