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Managing by the Bhagavad Gita: timeless lessons for today's managers

Contributor(s): Dhiman,Satinder [Editor ] | Amar,A.D [Editor ].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Switzerland Springer 2019Description: xxiv,323p.ISBN: 9783319996103.Subject(s): Leadership | Knowledge Management | Faith - Spirituality Business | Business Strategy | Business - Religious AspectsDDC classification: 658.4092 Summary: Drawing upon the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gītā, a philosophical-spiritual world classic, this professional book highlights the spiritual and moral dimensions of management using an inside-out leadership development approach. It interprets the Bhagavad Gītā’s teachings on the personality types and psychological makeup of managers and employees; self-knowledge and self-mastery; and the leadership concepts of vision, motivation, and empowerment. This book covers topics such as training of the mind, ethical leadership, communication, stress management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Collectively, the enclosed contributions provide managers with an enhanced outlook on management functions such as leading, planning, organizing, and controlling in today’s organizations, particularly those run by knowledge workers. 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. 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. Although traditionally interpreted as a religious-spiritual text, the Bhagavad Gītā teaches these values which can be extrapolated and applied to practical management lessons in today’s corporate boardrooms.Applying the text of the Bhagavad Gītā to the context of management, this book views the manager as an “enlightened sage” who operates from higher stance, guided by self-knowledge and self-mastery. It demonstrates how character is the key ingredient for effective management and leadership. This book is therefore applicable to all managers, from first-line to CEOs, in their management and leadership roles in organizations. https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319996103
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Table of contents
Chapter 1: The Text, Context and the Message of the Gītā
Chapter 2: Training the Mind for the Knowledge and Creative Work
Chapter 3: Do the Right Thing: The Ethical Philosophy of the Gītā
Chapter 4: Ten Key Management Messages from the Bhagavad Gītā
Chapter 5: Leadership and Communication of the Bhagavad Gītā: Unity, Duty and Equanimity
Chapter 6: Application for Gītā 2:47 for Superior Business Performance During Industry 4.0
Chapter 7: Bhagavad Gītā Approach to Stress Mitigation and Holistic Well-Being
Chapter 8 Ethics of Enlightenment Leaders
Chapter 9: Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā and Knowledge Management with special focus on Jñāna Yoga
Chapter 10: The Bhagavad Gītā as an Antidote To Duality
Chapter 11: Bhagavad Gītā and Management: A New Perspective
Chapter 12: Values Based Management: Guided by the Bhagavad Gītā
Chapter 13: Distinguishing Revelation Politics from Salvation Theology in the Bhagavad Gītā's Message for Leaders and Managers
Chapter 14: Lokasamgraha: An Indigenous Construct of Leadership and its Measure
Chapter 15: Epilogue: Timeless Teachings of the Gītā.

Drawing upon the timeless wisdom of the Bhagavad Gītā, a philosophical-spiritual world classic, this professional book highlights the spiritual and moral dimensions of management using an inside-out leadership development approach. It interprets the Bhagavad Gītā’s teachings on the personality types and psychological makeup of managers and employees; self-knowledge and self-mastery; and the leadership concepts of vision, motivation, and empowerment. This book covers topics such as training of the mind, ethical leadership, communication, stress management, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Collectively, the enclosed contributions provide managers with an enhanced outlook on management functions such as leading, planning, organizing, and controlling in today’s organizations, particularly those run by knowledge workers. 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. 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. Although traditionally interpreted as a religious-spiritual text, the Bhagavad Gītā teaches these values which can be extrapolated and applied to practical management lessons in today’s corporate boardrooms.Applying the text of the Bhagavad Gītā to the context of management, this book views the manager as an “enlightened sage” who operates from higher stance, guided by self-knowledge and self-mastery. It demonstrates how character is the key ingredient for effective management and leadership. This book is therefore applicable to all managers, from first-line to CEOs, in their management and leadership roles in organizations.

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