Timeless Lessons for Today's Managers
1. Auflage 2019,
323 Seiten, Gebunden, HC runder Rücken kaschiert, Format (B × H): 160 mm x 238 mm, Gewicht: 670 g
Reihe: Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership
Verlag: Springer, Berlin
Dhiman / Amar Managing by the Bhagavad Gita
Management research in the 20th century has mainly focused on the industrial paradigm characterized by a hierarchical structure of authority and responsibility with an individualistic focus on the personality of the manager—one person directing other people for materialistic, utilitarian ends. However, this traditional paradigm cannot solve many of the problems that confront leaders and mangers today. Recent studies have shown that values traditionally associated with spirituality—such as integrity, honesty, trust, kindness, caring, fairness, and humility—have a demonstrable effect on managerial effectiveness and success. This brings back need for the time-tested management style and wisdom from the wisdom of the past. Although traditionally interpreted as a religious-spiritual text, the Bhagavad Gita encompasses great practical management lessons that can be very relevant to decision making in today’s corporate boardrooms. Its message fosters the holistic development of human personality in all its dimensions—physical, psychological, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual.
Applying the text of the Bhagavad Gita to the context of management, this book addresses the greatest management dilemma: What is the right thing to do in a given situation? It views the manager as an “enlightened sage” who operates from higher stance of being anchored in authentic self, guided by self-knowledge and self-mastery. It shows why managers need to be aware of the self and the surroundings, why mind matters most in self-management, why managers need right knowledge and right intention, and how character is the key ingredient of effective management and leadership.
Weitere Infos & Material
Preface. Prounciation Key.- Chapter 1: The Text, Context and the Message of the Gi_ta_.- Chapter 2: Training the Mind for the Knowledge and Creative Work.- Chapter 3: Do the Right Thing: The Ethical Philosophy of the Gi_ta_.- Chapter 4: Ten Key Management Messages from the Bhagavad Gi_ta_.- Chapter 5: Leadership and Communication of the Bhagavad Gi_ta_: Unity, Duty and Equanimity.- Chapter 6: Application for Gi_ta_ 2:47 for Superior Business Performance During Industry 4.0.- Chapter 7: Bhagavad Gi_ta_ Approach to Stress Mitigation and Holistic Well-Being.- Chapter 8 Ethics of Enlightenment Leaders.- Chapter 9: Sri_mad Bhagavad Gi_ta_ and Knowledge Management with special focus on Jn_a_na Yoga.- Chapter 10: The Bhagavad Gita as an Antidote To Duality.- Chapter 11: Bhagavad Gita and Management: A New Perspective.- Chapter 12: Values Based Management: Guided by the Bhagavad Gita.- Chapter 13: Distinguishing Revelation Politics from Salvation Theology in the Bhagavad Gita's Message for Leaders and Managers.- Chapter 14: Lokasamgraha: An Indigenous Construct of Leadership and its Measure.- Chapter 15: Epilogue: Timeless Teachings of the Gita.