Sunday, November 5, 2017

Overview: Pattanaik. Leader

Title: Leader: 50 Insights from Mythology
Author: Devdutt Pattanaik
Year: 2017

Comments: This is another collection of short essays and stories from Devdutt Pattanaik, this time with a focus on lessons about leadership, especially for the business world.

Kindle: You can buy your own Kindle copy from Amazon for $9.49 (checked price November 2017); more about Kindles.

Length: three weeks. I've divided the reading into six parts: A-B (first week), C-D (second week), and E-F (third week).

1 Becoming a leader
2 Tongue in court
3 Dreamers and implementers
4 Uneasy lies the head
5 Win, or be right?
6 The point of it all
7 Breaking the rules
8 Law of fishes

9 Churning out Lakshmi
10 Deeds for leaders
11 Kurukshetra counsel
12 The Vishwaroopa complex
13 Waiting to exile
14 The laws of the jungle
15 Common corporate culture beyond belief

16 Eyes of a leader
17 Strategic intent of Ravana
18 Vikramaditya and Vetal
19 Lever of charity
20 Proactive Garuda
21 The legacy lake
22 Throne of generosity
23 Binding tenacity

24 The poison of stagnation
25 The ultimate alpha male
26 Talking matters
27 Narada on the prowl
28 Different drum
29 Monkey leaders and cat leaders
30 When nobody cares
31 The palki

32 Wooing the right way
33 Both sides of the fence
34 Curse of kingship
35 Silent whispers
36 Implied needs
37 They don’t have to think like you
38 Packaging matters
39 Challenging loyalty
40 Children of the blind

41 The weak in the pack
42 Law-abiding professionals
43 Rejection of the rest
44 Masculine and feminine leaders
45 Competitors and collaborators
46 The auditor’s tragedy
47 Wrapped in rhythms
48 Unable to plan
49 Submit to regenerate
50 Recruitment dilemma

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