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  1. Can you please talk about peer pressure and how to deal with it?

    Sometimes, young people should learn to walk alone. Then you will be more centered and you will know how to be by yourself and not be bogged down by peer pressure. Take a long five kilometer walk all by yourself, or run by yourself. That will soli ...

  2. The world is facing unprecedented challenges on many levels today. In the wake of public dissatisfaction of political leaders, what type of leadership do we really need today to be effective in responding to the 21st century challenges?

    For a more educated society, we need a leader who doesn’t say, 'I am the leader', but instead leads from behind.
    A leader who doesn’t have the mindset that I am a leader and I am going to lead you, rather one who promotes l ...

  3. Gurudev, somebody speaks very well, and give speeches very confidently, but when it comes to work, nothing gets done. So how should a politician be, a good orator or a good worker?

    Both are needed.
    When I finished college, a gentleman met me and he said, 'Being honest is not enough, you should look honest too. If you are drinking milk in a bar, it won't be considered as milk. You should look ho ...

  4. Gurudev, very often people become excited or aggressive during times of revolution and lose their presence of mind. Today we see minor waves of change in the society but they soon disappear because there is no sense of awareness in people. How can we maintain both dynamism and a sense of peaceful awareness at the same time?

    It is a bit difficult for everyone to have that state of peaceful awareness. But if our political leaders develop this sense of awareness, then our job of bringing about a positive change in society is done.
    When those in leadership positions work wi ...

  5. Gurudev, Will India ever get good leadership? Is it that difficult to get good leader in India?

    No, it is not so. India will definitely have good leaders. There are very talented and good people in India. But you all have to work for that. You stand up and rise to the occasion, the need of the hour. The reason why our country is in such a bad state t ...
  6. Gurudev, you are an amazing manager. The Art of Living organization has grown in such a short time, beyond what one can imagine. I am a manager too, please give me some management tips?

    Yes, all these programs, the APEX (Achieving Personal Excellence) program and the TLEX (Transformational Leadership and Excellence) programs are all to give you those tips in packages and capsules.

    Remember one thing, the manager of the U ...

  7. Gurudev, you are an amazing manager. The Art of Living organization has grown in such a short time, beyond what one can imagine. I am a manager too, please give me some management tips?

    Yes, all these programs, the APEX (Achieving Personal Excellence) program and the TLEX (Transformational Leadership and Excellence) programs are all to give you those tips in packages and capsules.

    Remember one thing, the manager of the U ...

  8. You have already told that women are naturally good leaders, but there are not enough women leaders. Can you tell us, what are the barriers for becoming a good leader?

    I want to tell you that India has more women leaders than any other part of the world. Do you know that?
    We have many women members of Parliament, many women in the legislative assembly, and many states ruled by women. The whole country has been ruled ...
  9. What is the significance of the culture of leadership in organizations?

    A leader has to walk the talk. Be sensible, sensitive and compassionate.
    We need three things in life, Passion, Dispassion and Compassion.
    You can't have only passion, then you feel very stressed out. You need to have dispassio ...
  10. How can I as a leader awaken the sparkle in the youth? The youth you were talking about that want a government job, I face a lot of people like that, and I am looking for the button to awaken them.

    If you can put them together in some place for eight days, I can exchange with you all the tricks that have worked and that will work for them too. I can send one of our teachers and they can share with you how you can bring about the transformation. It wo ...
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