Reimagining Leadership’s Purpose
Why reimagine leadership’s purpose?
Because the world has changed and new times require new narratives.
Soulful Leadership is this new narrative. Its human-centric perspective is concerned with generating wellbeing and prosperity for the greatest many – including mother earth – and not just for those in positions of power and privilege.
The new narrative values the humanity of leaders – who they are, what they stand for, and what they are willing to fight for – more than the brilliance of their executive minds. Thus the book takes current and future leaders on a transformative journey of reflection and self-awareness, so they can see and hear themselves and the worlds in which they live in new and different ways.
The journey is undertaken with the help of an unexpected set of teachers – the timeless wisdom of immortal poems. Because few teachers reflect us and our humanity in new and previously unimagined ways than timeless poems.
And yet the world is different from what it seems to be
and we are other than how we see ourselves in our ravings.
Czeslaw Milosz, “Ars Poetica”
The book and author hope that after “seeing and hearing themselves differently”, readers can start their own “Soulful Leadership” journeys and use the power and privilege of their leadership roles to make the world a better place.
…Filled with inspiration and imagination, Gaurav Bhalla’s book elevates the discussion around leadership in a way that can help transform how organizations train our leaders of tomorrow…Ajay Banga
President and Chief Executive Officer, Mastercard
…Through Awakening A Leader’s Soul: Learnings Through Immortal Poems, Gaurav Bhalla has created a thought-provoking resource on Soulful Leadership for anyone looking to fuel their journey to make the world a better place…Bob Chapman
CEO, Barry-Wehmiller, co-author of Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People like Family
…I have deliberately inculcated a sense of soul into my company over the past 42 years. It has become and is one of our greatest sources of competitive advantage…Bill Crutchfield
Founder and CEO, Crutchfield Corporation
…The world is full of management books – but none are so fresh and deeply thoughtful as this one…Betty Sue Flowers, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus Global Strategy and Scenario Consultant
…Gaurav’s book impressively makes the point that today’s complex world requires leaders that are rooted, self-aware and reflective…Harish Manwani
Former COO, Unilever
Gaurav Bhalla has provided a valuable window into what leadership is, and is not…Rob Posner
CEO, NewDay USA