Steps towards greatness

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Robin Sharma
Robin Sharma

Ten years ago a lawyer gave up his practice to author books that helped people discover themselves. Robin Sharma was recently in the Capital as part of a three-city tour to promote his new book, "The Greatness Guide". .This book with its 101 chapters helps people lead better lives and organise companies in a better way. He believes that people have individual talents and his books nurture these abilities.He thinks his books sell because all of us seek answers when we are in doubt but rarely get replies that suit us. His answers are very simple, entertaining and very practical. Robin is not really concerned about his critics, or rather detractors, who feel that his writings are too soft for the cutthroat competitive world we live in. But his philosophy is that when a person is happy at his work, when an organisation's manager is nice to his people and solves their problems with compassion and practicality, a company is bound to grow and have better results with time. He believes that people in the West believe that leadership is developing people and developing culture but in India the family owned business pattern tends to be more authoritative and needs to be more modern and innovative. Leaders need to be more passionate, should have a pulse to lead, promote, be proud of work and appreciate employees once in a while.Robin's inspiration are his two kids Cholbe (12) and Bianca (10) because he feels everyday he learns something new from them. He is inspired by the likes of Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Mahatma Gandhi, Bono and Nelson Mandela.His book-"The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari", is being made into a major motion picture. Shilpi Roy





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