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Jonathan Livingston Seagull


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Jonathan Livingston Seagull

  1. 1. The Leader Within – Srividya – Manas – Rohit – Darshan – Abhishek 1
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  7. 7. Jonathan Is No Ordinary Seagulls, as you know, never falter, never stall. To stall in the air is for them disgrace and it is dishonour. 7
  8. 8. Jonathan Is No Ordinary But Jonathan Livingston Seagull, unashamed, stretching his wings again in that trembling hard curve - slowing, slowing, and stalling once more - was no ordinary bird. 8
  9. 9. Jonathan Is No Ordinary For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight. 9
  10. 10. Jonathan Is No Ordinary 1. Vision 10
  11. 11. Jon Learns From Failures “I am a seagull. I am limited by my nature.... I must forget this foolishness.... There would be no more challenge and no more failure”. 11
  12. 12. Jon Learns From Failures And he realizes ,” Short wings! All I need is to fold most of my wings and fly on just the tips alone! Short wings!” 12
  13. 13. Jon Learns From Failures 1. Courage 2. Resilience 13
  14. 14. Jonathan Flies Higher “How much more there is now to living! .... We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skill. We can be free! We can learn to fly!” 14
  15. 15. Jonathan Flies Higher 1. Breaks norms 2. Takes risks 3. Exhibits high self esteem 15
  16. 16. Jon Is An Outcast “Stand to the centre for shame...” Jonathan cries , “Who is more responsible than a gull who finds and follows a meaning, a higher purpose for life?” 16
  17. 17. Jon Is An Outcast Jon lives alone thereafter and discovers that boredom, fear and anger are the reasons that a gull’s life is so short. 17
  18. 18. Jon Is An Outcast 1. Committed 2. Uncompromising 3. Gets first ray of wisdom 18
  19. 19. Jon Transcends “We have come to take you higher. To take you home”, came the words. “Home I have none. Flock I have none. I am outcast....”, says Jon 19
  20. 20. Jon Transcends “But you can.. For you have learned. One school has finished and time has come for another to begin.” “I am ready”, says Jon. 20
  21. 21. Jon Transcends 1. Self Awareness 2. Openness to new experiences 21
  22. 22. Jon Gets The Insights “To fly as fast as thought... You must begin by knowing that you have already arrived” “Forget about faith.. You don’t need faith to fly. You need to understand flying” 22
  23. 23. Jon Gets The Insights 1. Set higher Goals 2. Visualize the Goal 3. Follow Basics 4. Practice 23
  24. 24. Jon Wants to Share “Jonathan, Keep working on love” were the last words of his mentor. Jon’s own way of demonstrating love was to give something of the truth he had seen... 24
  25. 25. Jon Wants to Share 1. Social Belongingness 2. Sharing 25
  26. 26. Jon Imparts Wisdom “Everything that limits us we have to put aside” “Your whole body .. is nothing more than your thought itself. Break the chain of your thoughts and you break the chains of your body, too..” “We’re free to go where we wish and to be what we are” 26
  27. 27. Jon Imparts Wisdom 1. Intensity 2. Ownership 3. Leadership 27
  28. 28. Jon Instils Freedom “You have the freedom to be yourself” “Whatever stands against freedom must be set aside, be it ritual or superstition or limitation in any form” “The only true law is that which leads to freedom. There is no other” 28
  29. 29. Jon Instils Freedom 1. Freedom 2. Autonomy 3. Inner Strength 29
  30. 30. Jon Ignites Leadership “You have to practise and see the real gull, the good in every one of them and to help them see it in themselves. That’s what I mean by love.” 30
  31. 31. Jon Ignites Leadership “You need to keep finding yourself, a little more each day, that real unlimited Fletcher Seagull. He is your instructor. You need to understand him and practise him.” 31
  32. 32. Jon Ignites Leadership 1.Love 2.Positive Outlook 3.The Leader Within 32
  33. 33. Jonathan Livingston Seagull 1. Visionary 2. Resilient 3. Risk Taker 4. Seeker of Wisdom 5. Self Aware 6. Socially responsible 7. Mentor 8. Authentic Leader 33
  34. 34. Richard Bach Writer and former US Air-Force Pilot 34
  35. 35. Thanks Hope we did justice to Jonathan 35