C PANDURANGA BHATTA
"The Art of Leading in a Borderless World" is a reflective journey on the significant instances of leadership-when leaders were considerate and conscientious about heterogeneity through their focus on what they 'excluded' when 'including', such that the 'excluded' became the vantage point of their 'focus'. An attempt is made here to retrace the global instincts long before 'globalization' was coined as an economic functionality and, in that very tracing, the work reflects on influential personalities as the harbingers of global philosophies. The combinations of texts, philosophies and events are uncanny and generate food for thought and even debates within the larger discourse on leadership.
The authors stress the idea that to survive, human beings must consider the holistic and harmonious relationship with the world that they inhabit. These considerations must be accommodated along with restating the ideals in a new form in the context of our present-day technologies and make them more meaningful by providing a new empathetic framework. There are practical examples for corporate leaders as well as political, social and community practitioners. The book attempts to raise fundamental questions-including 'Is there any need for a leader?'-which will bring in leadership values not limited by borders. Rather than dry, mechanistic frameworks and axioms, this book provides inspiration, exemplars and a new paradigm to the building of a sustainable and empathetic culture for leaders across all levels.