Lessons from the Dalai Lama

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Hosting the Dalai Lama means that Santa Clara University wants to have its students become leaders with values. Values such as compassion, awareness, and intelligence will make a leader that not only is well respected by coworkers but also trusted in their position of management. The Dalai Lama teaches how important it is to have ethics and compassion engrained in a lifestyle and business world. Students attending this seminar will be exposed to a new kind of knowledge allowing them to learn how to work and lead effectively. I believe that Santa Clara University is making a mark on students that goes beyond their college years or career. It realizes the importance that lies in technical knowledge and life skills. Compassion is important to the corporate world because as the Dalai Lama believes, it is a part of being human. Sometimes being human is not associated with business; however, I think it’s important for students to learn how to be compassionate. The importance of compassion will allow workers to have more tolerance towards people and pay attention to the big picture and let go of minor details so they work more efficiently towards their goal. Powerful and compassion are often not thought about in a combination. The Dalai Lama is a living example of how to put both of those qualities together. He is powerful in a respect that he has the influence to make a large impact on the world yet he only uses his power to do good to his people.

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