One of the best books on leadership (among many other things) is the Bhagavad Gita, which is about mentoring a high-calibre and capable leader filled with self-doubt on purpose and inspiring him to action. The Gita prescribes a clear focus on goals and action without looking at the fruits. It should be a prescribed reading for any leader and definitely for a CEO for the life lessons it teaches. The above verse is very appropriate in today’s changing and dynamic world where the rate of change has accelerated and certainty has all but vanished (other than in death and taxes).
Harish HV, Partner, Grant Thornton India LLP
Anindya Datta, Executive Director - Markets, Grant Thornton India LLP
This article apeared in Business World on 31st March, 2016