I always begin reading any book by first taking a look at who the book is dedicated to. Sometimes, the authors dedicate the book to their family members, loved ones or someone who may have inspired them to write the book. It has been no different for me and I have dedicated my earlier books to my family, to people who have supported me, borne with my idiosyncrasies and have inspired me in different ways. I have dedicated my books to people – living and dead and also the several tribal chieftains who had become an inseparable part of my life. As I was completing the manuscript for my seventh book – ‘Leadership lessons for daily living’, I did not have to look too far or think too deeply to find the most apt person to dedicate it to. Swami Sureshanandaji was more than just a monk who introduced me to the world of Vedanta. He was one of the most perfect persons I have met and interacted with. Whether it was a discussion around Indian scriptures, or a management crisis in SVYM, or the political situation in the country – he always had a view that was at once pragmatic, ethical and simple. For him any solution that was not simple was no solution at all. His leadership approach was grounded in common sense while at the same time unwavering in its focus on the ‘work at hand’. I consider it a privilege and an honour to be able to dedicate this leadership book to Swami Sureshanandaji, who not only guided and mentored me, but also taught me several of the leadership insights that I have written about in this book.
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