News – New Book “10 Leadership Sutras from Bhagavad Gita”

Published on Jan 22, 2015

By Chaitanya Charan das

In today’s stress-filled environment, corporate leaders are increasingly turning towards the world’s time-honored traditions for relief and insight. While they usually seek relief through yoga practice, many go further, seeking insight about the nature of yoga and of life itself – and of how to make it all work in today’s world.

“10 Leadership Sutras from Bhagavad Gita” serves this need by presenting the wisdom of one of the world’s greatest philosophical classics in condensed sutra-like nuggets by drawing on the rich commentarial tradition of the Gita.

The author Chaitanya Charan Das is a prolific writer on the Gita, having written, apart from a dozen books, over twelve hundred daily articles on the Gita on his site While those articles focus on Gita insights for seekers, his present book focuses on Gita insights for leaders. It explains how the Gita offers an inspiring worldview that empowers one to minimize conflicts, to rise above stress, to not sweat over the small stuff, to recharge oneself through simple meditational practices and to acquire indefatigable determination.

The 10 sutras are:

1. The universe is a university

2. Redefine success

3. Be concerned, not disturbed

4. Mind the mind

5. Assume accountability

6. Words shape worlds – watch your words

7. Life determines our problems – we determine their size

8. Work as worship

9. Retreat within to treat without

10. Never lose heart

Reflecting the Gita’s conversational mode of instruction, the book is presented as an engaging conversation between a corporate leadership consultant and a corporate leader. Reflecting the Gita’s inside-out approach to leadership, the book focuses on the foundation of personal leadership that is relevant for everyone and then builds on the edifice of public leadership that most leadership literature dwells on.

10 Leadership Sutras is meant not just for corporate leaders, but also for leaders in any field and indeed for anyone who wants to become a leader of one’s own life.

The book is available as:

A kindle book at
A POD in India at
A POD outside India at
A mail-orderable hard copy at
The book will also be soon presented as an online video course at