The Perfect Leader – A Solo Podcast with Kapil Gupta

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Key Takeaways

  • A perfect leader has no insecurities
  • When a leader has fears, anxieties, and insecurities – they act as a lining which accompanies every word he speaks, and every action he takes
  • “People tend to respect those who need no respect”
  • “The ultimate leader is the one who dives into the depth of his own mind in order to discover the holes that he has because he recognizes that all of the vulnerabilities that exist within him will be manifested”

Intro

What makes the perfect leader?

  • “The perfect leader is the one who is pure”
    • To be pure means a person has no insecurities
    • A person who is truly pure lives in total freedom

Anxieties, Fears, and Insecurities Create Impure Actions

  • “The problem with leading human beings is that if one tries to lead them, he meets with resistance”
  • “The very intention to try and lead, is an egoic intention”
    • Not to say this is right/wrong 
  • “When a leader has no intention to lead, when he really isn’t interested in helping, when his personal satisfaction does not come from the validation from his subordinates….then he is fit to become perfect.”
  • When a leader has fears, anxieties, and insecurities – they act as a lining which accompanies every word he speaks, and every action he takes
    • Thus – his words and actions are impure
      • Why does purity matter? – Because it’s effective

Lead Without Trying to Lead

  • “The leader who is complete within himself, will lead without trying to lead”    
  • Many business “leaders” at the head of a company or organization, spend all of their time trying to put out fires, encompassed by all sorts of employee related problems – it becomes their identity and sole focus
    • Why does this happen? – It’s the nature of human beings
      • “It is the nature of human beings to have conflict and not see the truth about things”

Helping Others is Just Helping Yourself

  • “Trying to force human beings to do something and act a certain way does not lead to results”
    • Human beings only do things when they see there is something in it for them
      • “They do not do for another, even if they say they do”
      • “Anything a human being says he is doing for another, he is actually doing for himself”

The Ultimate Leader

  • “The ultimate leader is the one who dives into the depth of his own mind in order to discover the holes that he has because he recognizes that all of the vulnerabilities that exist within him will be manifested”
    • “The weak links that exist in his own mind, will be precisely the weak links that exist in his company or organization”
    • “The solidness of the interiority of a human being, is the greatest predictor of the quality of his life, the nature of his relationships, and the nature of his company”

Wrapping Up

  • A true leader has no interest in gaining the respect of his subordinates
    • “People tend to respect those who need no respect”
    • “People tend to follow those people who have no interest in being followed, who could not care less what anyone else thinks”
  • “The perfect leader is the one who achieves perfection in himself, the one who attains freedom from his own mind, the one who seriously and systematically delves into the nature of his fears, who sees with perfect clarity the chinks in his amour, because it is precisely in seeing these things that they go away”
    • “But any attempt to fix, perpetuates the problem” – This is what society just doesn’t understand
  • “The ultimate leader is able to stand on his own two feet, though the world may be crumbling around him, and this cannot be achieved by way of an action or a 5-step plan.”
  • “If one is going to devote himself to anything, why not devout himself to perfection”

These notes were edited by RoRoPa Editing Services

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