The Secret of Personal Leadership

  • Nuria Chinchilla
  • Consuelo León


An old Arab tale says that on one occasion the old Sufi, Bayacid, said to his disciples, ‘When I was young, I was a revolutionary, and my prayer consisted of saying to God, “Give me the strength to change the world.”But later, as I became an adult, I realized that I had not changed a single soul. Then my prayer began to be, “Lord, give me the grace to transform those who are in contact with me, even though it might only be my family”. And now that I am old, I am beginning to realize how stupid I have been, and my only prayer is, “Lord give me the strength to change myself.”And I think that if I had prayed this from the start, I would not have wasted my life.’


Emotional Intelligence Objective Success Subjective Success Personal Leadership Motivational Quality 
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  • Nuria Chinchilla
  • Consuelo León

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