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Bhagavad Gītā and Leadership

A Catalyst for Organizational Transformation

  • Satinder Dhiman

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About this book

Introduction

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. 

Keywords

Leadership Authentic Leadership Servant Leadership Self-Leadership Being-Centered Leadership Values-Based Leadership Enlightened Leadership Engaged Leadership Motivation and Empowerment Self-awareness and Self-mastery Followership Life-work Balance

Authors and affiliations

  • Satinder Dhiman
    • 1
  1. 1.School of BusinessWoodbury UniversityBurbank, CAUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67573-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-67572-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-67573-2
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