Saturday, 16 January 2016

Free Sample Chapter ― Professor M.S.Rao’s Upcoming Book “Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity”






Dear friends,

Here is the sample chapter of my upcoming book, “Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity.” This book introduces and explores “soft leadership” to achieve global stability, security, peace and prosperity. It explains causes, effects and remedies for global conflicts and wars. It draws a blueprint to resolve conflicts amicably. It illustrates with inspiring examples of great global leaders including Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa and Nelson Mandela. It emphasizes on Mahatma Gandhi’s twin principles of truth and non-violence. It implores to replace religion with love to build a better world. It implores to love your mother but don’t hate another person’s mother.

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1 – Introduction

“An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

Welcome to Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity. It is an extension of my award-winning published book, Soft Leadership: Make Others Feel More Important. The previous book introduced soft leadership from scholarly perspective. The present book which you hold on your hands is for both scholars and practitioners to see soft leadership in action with examples and illustrations of international leaders. It explores soft leadership from the perspective of global stability, peace and prosperity.

Presently people across the globe are getting impatient, intolerant, and agitated on others on petty issues.  It appears to be lack of respect toward others’ religions, regions, races, languages, ethnicities, cultures, and communities. Additionally, the aspirations and expectations of all stakeholders are rising rapidly. For instance, children demand more from parents; students demand more from educators; subordinates demand more from superiors; employees demand more from employers; followers demand more from leaders; and people demand more from nations. In fact, people are becoming more rights-oriented rather than duty-oriented.  They must remember John F. Kennedy’s quote, “Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country.”

There must be a shift in the mindset of the people. There must be a need for tolerance and respect toward others. People must be duty-oriented rather than rights-oriented. Empathy is the answer to several pressing global challenges. Empathy is the ability to step into the shoes of others, and look at the issues from others’ perspective. However, presently people rarely empathize with others.  When we empathize with others most of the global challenges and conflicts can be resolved quickly and easily. Through empathy, we can put an end to intolerance, impatience, and instability. Through empathy, we can resolve several global challenges amicably. In fact, empathy is essential for global peace, prosperity, stability and security. 

Some people resort to violence to settle their scores. Some countries wage wars to settle their long-pending issues. In fact, violence is not the solution to several global issues. Ralph Waldo Emerson rightly remarked, “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”  Hence, people must shed their violent attitude and respect others through empathy and understanding.


Global Conflicts

People often use force to settle their scores resulting in conflicts and nations use their military force resulting in wars. They hardly understand the fact that there is always room for dialogue and discussion to resolve their vexing issues. Some nations go to war on pride and some leaders declare war to show their strength and supremacy to others. Some religions declare war on others to show their supremacy. Some nations go to war to divert attention from their internal challenges. Likewise, there are many reasons for alarming conflicts and wars globally.


Need for Soft Leadership

The present global scenario calls for new leadership perspective emphasizing on respect to all regions, religions, communities, creeds and ethnicities. It calls for a new leadership perspective involving negotiation and persuasion with an emphasis on empathy. It calls for partnership, not followership.  Hence, it is essential to emphasize on innovative leadership “soft leadership” to resolve various conflicts globally through discussion, dialogue, persuasion and negotiation. This new leadership perspective can also be used to lead people assertively; to turnaround ailing global organizations; and to achieve organizational excellence and effectiveness. 

References
M.S.Rao, Galgotia Publishers, 2012, Soft Leadership: Make Others Feel More Important
Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity




Life is great!

Professor M.S.Rao, India
Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Recipient of 10th International Prestigious Sardar Patel Award―2015
21 Success Sutras for Leaders: Top 10 Leadership Books of the Year (San Diego University) Amazon URL: http://www.amazon.com/21-Success-Sutras-Leaders-ebook/dp/B00AK98ELI





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