A moving story of an influential global voice and a potent example of what leadership informed by compassion and selflessness could become in the 21st century. The Dalai Lama crafts an intricate tapestry of the Tibetan diaspora with evocative and moving photographs.
Framed with the eye of a photographer, The Dalai Lama: Leader for a Compassionate Humanity crafts an intricate tapestry of the Tibetan diaspora, finely woven through accounts from the Dalai Lama's storied life, the everyday lives of the Tibetan people, and the insights of a leadership coach who has applied the principles of Buddhism in her professional life.
Along the way, evocative and moving photographs of the author's decade long journey provide deeper context into the Dalai Lama's organic evolution into a dynamic global leader who has modernized Tibetan culture and shaped a potential humanitarian catastrophe into a thriving, if exiled, community. The Dalai Lama emerges as an influential global voice and a potent example of what leadership informed by compassion and selflessness could become in the 21st century.
The Dalai Lama's passionate appeal for a spiritual and ethical revolution, which calls for a total reorientation away from our habitual preoccupation with the self, and toward the wider community, has new urgency. Nothing illustrates this concept of global interconnection more than the rapid spread of the global corona virus pandemic, which spared no one and affected every one of us. Because COVID has played out at a global scale, we can see how important a strong, effective, compassionate leader is. The Dalai Lama provides this selfless, compassionate role model.
Dalai Lama: Leadership and the Power of Compassion, Ginger Chih, Interlink Books, Hardcover, 224 pages, $35.00
Ginger Chih has been documenting her worldwide life and travels in words and images for over four decades. At the age of three, her family fled China, settling in Japan, then the United States. Ginger holds an MBA from New York University and a PhD from Cambridge University and worked as a management consultant. As a Buddhist, she found that integrating the teachings of the Dalai Lama into leadership consulting resulted in more harmonious workplace relationships.