Principles for Productivity:
Teamwork: Great teamwork and relationships are those in which the negativities of each other are balanced and diminished by interactions with one another.
Passion for Work: The search has to be to find what you love to do. The rest has a tendency to find its own momentum.
Mastery: Master one thing, whatever it may be, and you would move toward unlocking your inner greatness.
Acceptance: Only when we embrace ourselves as we are – with all our failures, all our frustrations, all our mistakes – does our true inner greatness start awakening. Through self-acknowledgement does the power to step out of our old belief systems and weaknesses grow. It is the seed of a fresh, empowered chapter in our lives.
Trust: Talk to your associates and acquaintances like you trust them. You will find a mutual respect growing, leading to feelings and actions of mutual well-being.
Greatness: Greatness means not being carried away by any sense of greatness. The word as I use it implies ‘inner power’ that every being possesses, not being ‘superior’ or ‘greater than’ anybody else.
Friendliness: It’s much easier to be friendly than we think. And friendliness is at the heart of the successful attitude in a rapidly networked world. The next avatar of the Buddha is said to be the ‘Maitreya Buddha’, the Buddha of friendliness. This is symbolic of the need of the hour: to be more friendly in our attitude to others, and within ourselves to feel this friendly vibe. Such an attitude of friendliness is not only spiritually noble, but also very practical as it opens doors and new worlds of possibilities. To be friendly is to truly connect. One wishes the business schools and institutes of higher learning paid attention to this key principle. Ours is a world of connected ‘communities’ and of mutual respect, and within these two aspects the virtue of friendliness pay a core role.
Ambassadors: We each are ambassadors of our families, and of all its values over generations. By remembering this, we spontaneously awaken to our better selves, and become more considerate and efficient in our dealings. Remembering our heritage can strengthen us immensely.
Leadership: A leader was always been considered to be a ‘guide’, a conscience of society in ancient India. For leadership to be truly meaningful, leaders must instil this consciousness within themselves: that to be a guide, one also needs to be guided by a sense of selfless dharma.