Christian leadership

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita

Author: Ace V. Simpson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Christian leadership

Page: 311

View: 394

For professionals navigating negative corporate karmas, Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita offers a way forward for overcoming self-defeating habits and managing the mind's negative chatter that is often the main obstacle to effective leadership. By promoting a leadership approach of caring for followers, stakeholders and future generations, the book offers hope for harmonious workplace relations and a protected environment. Based on leadership by inspiration as opposed to leadership by control, Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita provides an alternative to conventional leadership. Particularly, in the times we live, where there is a crisis of faith in leadership, the insights from this book presents a vision of linked-leadership--leaders who are linked through loving-connection or bhakti-yoga with themselves (through self-knowledge), with other beings, with nature and with the supreme source. As exemplified by Krishna taking over the reins of Arjuna's chariot, the crux of this book is leadership, not as a title or position, but as a commitment to service, excellence and virtuous character that motivates and inspires others to pursue the same. The unique insights from this book will help you make sense of different personality types to motivate others according to their natures and inclinations, which will support you in forming effective teams and creating a harmonious and prosperous organizational culture. In short, this book challenges and equips leaders to step up and cultivate unity and diversity, and achieve sustainable wellbeing and happiness in their organizations.
Business & Economics

Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita

Author:

Publisher: Sage Response

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 346

View: 780

For professionals navigating negative corporate karmas, Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita offers a way forward for overcoming self-defeating habits and managing the mind's negative chatter that is often the main obstacle to effective leadership. By promoting a leadership approach of caring for followers, stakeholders and future generations, the book offers hope for harmonious workplace relations and a protected environment. Based on leadership by inspiration as opposed to leadership by control, Leadership Lessons from the Bhagavad Gita provides an alternative to conventional leadership. Particularly, in the times we live, where there is a crisis of faith in leadership, the insights from this book presents a vision of linked-leadership - leaders who are linked through loving-connection or bhakti-yoga with themselves (through self-knowledge), with other beings, with nature and with the supreme source. As exemplified by Krishna taking over the reins of Arjuna's chariot, the crux of this book is leadership, not as a title or position, but as a commitment to service, excellence and virtuous character that motivates and inspires others to pursue the same. The unique insights from this book will help you make sense of different personality types to motivate others according to their natures and inclinations, which will support you in forming effective teams and creating a harmonious and prosperous organizational culture. In short, this book challenges and equips leaders to step up and cultivate unity and diversity, and achieve sustainable wellbeing and happiness in their organizations.
Business & Economics

Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership

Author: Pujan Roka

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

View: 99

"Sometimes 'looking backward' is the best way to 'look forward'. "Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership" does just this! Coaching from the old world-that fits the new world." -Marshall Goldsmith, named by the American Management Association as one of the fifty great thinkers and business leaders who have impacted the field of management over the past eighty years ""Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership" presents the ancient leadership wisdom that is very relevant to today's world. Leaders will find this wisdom very practical." -Dipak C. Jain, Dean, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University "This book transcends the things leaders do to be effective. It defines what a leader must be. As you read "Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership," you will recognize and validate what you do as a leader, and challenge you to become a more compassionate and selfless leader. Many will find the challenge great. This is the right book at the right time, is long overdue, and will profoundly impact you and the people you lead." -Bob Schaumburg, Executive Coach, Sprint Corporation
Business & Economics

Timeless Leadership

Author: Debashis Chatterjee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 634

The timeless leadership wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita explained Although it was written well over two thousand years ago, the Bhagavad Gita ("Song of God"), a revered Hindu religious text, contains an immense wealth of ageless wisdom that speaks directly to the needs of today's business leaders. Timeless Leadership takes this unlikely resource and teases out important lessons on 18 aspects of leadership, from commercial vision to motivation, decision-making, and planning. Looking in detail at what the Gita has to say about these and other issues of interest to business professionals, Timeless Leadership focuses on one central point: that once the basic thought process of man is improved, the quality of his actions will improve as well, leading to better results. Uses an ancient religious text to highlight and explain key Western management concepts Explores the leadership ideas in the Bhagavad Gita and helps managers and leaders apply them to modern business life Weaves together the threads of wisdom from the Gita to shed light on issues and challenges for leaders at all levels Covering teachings and ideas that have only got better with time, Timeless Leadership adapts the wisdom of millennia past for today's business leaders.
Business & Economics

Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership

Author: Pujan Roka

Publisher: Jaico Publishing House

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 689

Timeless Wisdom for Leaders The Bhagavad Gita has been considered a scriptural summary of ancient teachings and wisdom of the East. It has withstood the test of time for thousands of years and has been studied in the contexts of philosophy, theology, and literature. Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership is the first to compare its wisdom with theories and practices of leadership. Contemporary topics such as ‘emotional intelligence’ and ‘servant leadership’ were already discussed in the Bhagavad Gita thousands of years ago. This book explains how those and many other leadership topics were explored in the ancient text and how they are still relevant today. In the early 2000s, Pujan Roka studied the relevance of the Bhagavad Gita to the business world and in 2006, published his analysis in Bhagavad Gita on Effective Leadership. He is currently Director of Product Management at Cox Communications in Atlanta. He has written extensively for publications like The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and The Chief Executive.
Business & Economics

Managing by the Bhagavad Gītā

Author: Satinder Dhiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 323

View: 765

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.

A Path to Self-Leadership

Author: Venkat Reddy Yenugu

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 122

View: 186

When we purchase a TV or a personal computer or any other electronic system, we carefully read the user manual to understand how different parts of the system are organized and how it should be used. As end users, we need to have sufficient knowledge of the organization of the system and its operating procedure to be able to use the system correctly. Without sufficient knowledge, at best we may be able to use it partially with trial and error approach.It is essential to read, understand and follow the user manual to get the intended use of any system. It is the same case with human being also. It is essential for us to understand how different aspects of human being are organized and how the human being as a system works. The purpose of this book is to share end user level knowledge of the organization of the human body as a system, its intended use and its operating procedure to achieve effectiveness.This book refers to the concepts from The Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita means divine song. When the great warrior Arjuna got demotivated in the battlefield, Lord Sri Krishna motivated him by explaining the secrets of the universe. The dialogue between Arjuna and the Lord Sri Krishna was documented by Maharshi Veda Vyasa in the name of The Bhagavad Gita. The Bhagavad Gita will be simply called the Gita in this book from now. The Gita's context and content is not specific to any religion. In fact, it is a sovereign science. It explains how human beings are organized and how they can achieve their goals. The Gita explains the ways for self-improvement of human beings and inspires the whole human race to focus on self-improvement. The Gita is prescriptive and has dialogue oriented approach. But this book is descriptive and follows a structured approach so that the readers can understand the root cause of human problems with the power of reasoning. Verses from The Gita are quoted wherever applicable.This book is intended for those readers, who are sincerely interested in self-improvement. It is useful for people of all ages, from students to retired people.
Business & Economics

Bhagavad Gītā and Leadership

Author: Satinder Dhiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 298

View: 682

This book shows how the Bhagavad Gītā (part of the great Indian epic — the Mahābhārata) can be approached as a powerful tool for change management and as a catalyst for organizational transformation. It presents time-tested leadership strategies drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā that are relevant for today’s leaders. This book focuses on how to harmonize the needs of the individual with the needs of society, and by extension, how to harmonize the needs of employees and the organization. It employs an inside-out leadership development approach based on Self-knowledge and Self-mastery, the two highly important areas for practicing effective Self-leadership. The Gītā is a non-sectarian spiritual text with a universal message for living a life of meaning, purpose, and contribution and for leading from our authentic self. It shows how to manage oneself, as a necessary prelude to leading others. Students and organizational leaders will learn to integrate leadership function more effectively into all aspects at the individual, team, and institutional level.
Business & Economics

Theory S: Spiritual Leadership of Business Organizations

Author: Dr. N.S.P.RAJU

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 396

View: 280

Leadership is a key function in the management of any organization. Many theories exist for the choice of the best leadership style, suiting a given situation. But none of these could provide cure for the following maladies of the modern-day businesses : Intense competition amongst leaders, causing abnormal stress and stain, and the resultant degenerative diseases. Fast-paced depletion of natural resources leading to the gravest threat to our ecosystem. Frequent recessions of the economy, leading to : lay-offs, retrenchments, and plant closings. The absence of meaning and purpose in the lives of organizational members. The business world is in need of a panacea, in the form of Exemplary Leadership that can eradicate above ills. Only Spiritual Leadership, based on the universal principles of Spirituality, can provide the hope of rescue. The book provides the quintessential qualities of Spiritual Leadership based upon the world’s four major religions (i.e., Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism).
Drama

Leadership Lessons from Shakespeare’s Plays

Author: GRK Murty

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 277

View: 325

“Whatsoever a great man does, the same is done by others as well”, says the Bhagavadgītā. Shakespeare is one of such great men. He decocted man’s cosmic world into his plays, and his characters display greatness along with humility and frailty. His plays, which so lucidly articulate the hidden process of interiority of the protagonists, are a living force even today. The problems that they portray and the consequences that they map are not dissimilar to those that the leaders of today’s businesses encounter. Today’s leaders are, of course, equipped with better tools to manage these, but they may not be superior to the spiritual depth or moral strength that we experience in these classics. In a refreshing approach, this book delineates theories of leadership and management through the characters and the themes of the Bard’s plays, contextualizing their infinite variety to the concepts being expounded in today’s business environment.
Business

Bhagavad Gītā and Leadership

Author: Satinder Dhiman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business

Page: 298

View: 381

This book shows how the Bhagavad Gītā (part of the great Indian epic -- the Mahābhārata) can be approached as a powerful tool for change management and as a catalyst for organizational transformation. It presents time-tested leadership strategies drawn from the Bhagavad Gītā that are relevant for today's leaders. This book focuses on how to harmonize the needs of the individual with the needs of society, and by extension, how to harmonize the needs of employees and the organization. It employs an inside-out leadership development approach based on Self-knowledge and Self-mastery, the two highly important areas for practicing effective Self-leadership. The Gītā is a non-sectarian spiritual text with a universal message for living a life of meaning, purpose, and contribution and for leading from our authentic self. It shows how to manage oneself, as a necessary prelude to leading others. Students and organizational leaders will learn to integrate leadership function more effectively into all aspects at the individual, team, and institutional level.
Religion

Spiritual Leaders Who Changed the World

Author: Ira Rifkin

Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 277

View: 626

The result of a nationwide survey of experts in leading universities and seminaries, as well as leading representatives of dozens of religious traditions and spiritual persuasions, this authoritative list of seventy-five includes martyrs and mystics, intellectuals and charismatics from East and West. Their lives and wisdom are now easily accessible in this inspiring volume.A celebration of the human spirit, ideal for both seekers and believers, the curious and the passionate, thinkers and doers, this invaluable resource is an inspiring guide to the most creative spiritual ideas and actions of the past century. Each profile includes:?Synopsis of innovator?s life and the evolution of their spiritual leadership and influence.?Inspiring quotes?words of wisdom indicative of the innovator?s life and teachings.?A guide to further examination of their works, ideas, organizations, movements, legacy.?Resources for more in-depth study.
Business & Economics

The Art of Success

Author: J S Mishra

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 120

View: 903

The Gita is the best self-help guidebook relevant for almost every conceivable context of life, be it spiritual or professional. Its lessons remain relevant in various real-life situations-day-to-day affairs, businesses, relationships, politics and spirituality-to achieve freedom, peace and harmony in life. The Gita has revolutionised the consciousness of human beings by its emphasis on detached action and no expectation for the fruit of one's actions. The Art of Success – 21 Mantras from the Bhagavad Gita is an expression of the belief that the teachings of the Gita will remain relevant in all walks of life, through times to come. Its lessons are relevant not only in performing one's duties in daily life with full vigour and zeal, but also performing great tasks with vision and success as a leader. This book will introduce new dimensions to the thought process, enhance the leadership skills and evolve worldview. It may well open new vistas for understanding your own self and help you in transforming your destiny and march ahead with vitality and confidence.
Business & Economics

Gandhi and Leadership

Author: Satinder Dhiman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 231

In Gandhi and Leadership, Professor Dhiman explores the moral and spiritual philosophical foundations and context of Gandhi's approach to leadership. The book focuses on seven Gandhian values that are most relevant in the contemporary workplace.
Business & Economics

Leadership and Power

Author: Himalayan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 453

View: 463

The accelerating spread of mammon worship, galloping commercialization of science, technology and academia along with the crumbling traditional norms which upheld social conduct, have all combined to produce increasing evidence of worrisome abuse and misuse of power in all channels of life. The book examines this global problem from multiple perspectives.