The Enlightened Leader by Peter ten Hoopen and Fons Trompenaars sheds light on personality aspects using a symbol set inspired by Yoga philosophy: the Chakras of Leadership®, seven energy centres that stimulate or impede the development of a truly successful personality. The book aims to give readers a clear view of their own leadership style, and their potential to play a role of true importance. Enlightened is the leader who manages to integrate all aspects of his or her personality, is aware of universal connectedness, and allows this awareness to become the touchstone of all actions. In passing, the authors give inspiring suggestions and practical tips for an enlightened way of life - with sufficient relativism to stay firmly grounded and make a difference.
While this test was originally developed as tool for leadership development, it works equally well for just anyone wishing to obtain a more balanced and harmonious use of her or his vital energy. Thousands of people the world over use it to support coaching, self-improvement, inner balancing or other forms of mental makeover.