Indian Management from Bhagavad Gita


The Bhagavad Gita teaches us dhyana yoga, karma yoga, bhakti yoga and gyana yoga. There are many lessons for management graduates and professionals to learn from Bhagavad Gita, They are leaderships, ethical management, strategy, individual behavior, organizational culture, project management, moral values, decision making and managerial effectiveness and efficiency. Many MNCs including organizations in the west are looking towards Bhagavad Gita for stress management, leadership building, teamwork, confidence building, uncertainty management and work life balance of their employees. This book can be useful for MBA/management students in Ethical Management, Work-Life Balance, and Personal Effectiveness courses. It can also be used as reference book to management professionals in industries.
Year of Publication: 2017

No. of Pages: 102 (hundred and two pages)

Language: ENGLISH
Table of Contents:  
Chapter-1 The Strategy talks about the history of Bhagavad Gita, Impact of doing Yagna, different forms of god in universe and about lord Krishna.

Chapter-2 The Leadership discusses pancha indriyas, four purushardhas (4Ps), levels of intelligence, meaning of soul, characteristics of sthitapragna, and other leadership qualities.

Chapter-3 Individual Behavior and Characteristics explains BHI (Brain, Heart, and Indriyas) triangle, trigunas such as sattva, raja and tama gunas, yogi, gyani, brahmanandam, and impact of prayers.

Chapter-4 Organizational Culture discusses the society, friends and enemies, different forms of lord Krishna, different forms of organizations and categorization of society into varnas. 

Chapter-5 Ethical Management explains swadharma, paradharma, ethical behavior, unethical behavior, divine characteristics, evil characteristics, extracts of trigunas and types of wellbeing.

Chapter-6 Moral Values discusses meaning of prani (the living thing), love and like, hate and unlike and their relationship to happiness and unhappiness, getting relieved from sins, having bhakti, whom does lord krishna like, tyagam, different types of penance, different types of donations, family tree and becoming a complete person.

Chapter-7 Project Management discusses task/karmakarta (doer), buddhi (sense), gyanam (knowledge), impact of karma on team members, brahmam and project failure factors.

Chapter-8 Decision Making covered Arjuna’s decision making, the decision making process according to Bhagavad Gita, different types of decisions, getting out of uncertainties, getting out of geeva himsa, and impact of decision making on an organization. 

Chapter-9 Managerial Effectiveness and Efficiency discussed kshetram, meaning of purusha, how to get knowledge?, moksha for individual effectiveness, impact of knowledge on organization, and impact of Bhagavad Gita on individuals.