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Lord Krishna as Management Guru
To pay our tributes to Lord Krishna on his birth anniversary on August 18,2014, we need to accept him as management guru with sermons from his life for the corporate world of today. Every sentence in 18 chapters with 700 slokas of Bhagwad Gita (BG) by Lord Krishna teaches us to do our work and learn the art of living. Certainly, the formulas of management are from the ancient era, which is contemporary.

The relevance of BG is universal today as it was yesterday. In the present times of changing economic scenario, Lord Krishna is as important as it was earlier. The worship of Lord Krishna leads us to perfection in everything. The personality of Lord Krishna teaches and motivates us for character, mercy, threats, sacrifice, bravery and duties. The prayers are equally important to the duties (Work is worship and vice versa published by the writer in Thoughts of The Times, The Korea Times ) This can change the mind set to bring positive results.

Krishna means everything such as wisdom, cleverness, war strategy, attraction, affection and love, gurudom, peace, progress, prosperity and happiness. We accept Lord Krishna as god who teaches us the science and art of spiritual life. He embodies what is and what not in a human being. He is complete with knowledge, which is the need of the corporate sector of today with management theories based on BG. Lord Krishna has propounded many laws based on character.

The kind of conduct what is desirable in present times of materialism and commercialization meaning thereby not harming others to benefit oneself.

The choice of Lord Krishna by Arjuna as a manager of the war Mahabharata was best and achieved victory. In any company if the manger possesses the leadership qualities to get the work done from its employees and subordinates is all right. On the other hand, if as company possess ideal employees but no manager to provide leadership who can give direction. There can be problems of many kinds which will ruin the company.

Lord Krishna in BG said that war is fought for moral values known as ethics. The best possible motivation of Arjuna. To achieve the impossible targets by the manager of today, we need motivators of the kind of Lord Krishna.

There is no place for ego as authenticated in BG. The manager as team leader should not take the credit for the success of the company. To digest every kind of success in life, we should avoid ego.

A manager should forgive and give mercy to the notorious workers for mistakes in the beginning. They need to be alerted time and again. If need be, they should be punished also so that it becomes example for others.

We need patience, no hurry which requires the manger to possess big heart. If need be discipline has to be maintained with no softness. In totality, we should accept Lord Krishna as a management guru with sermons for the corporate sector of 21st century. To create work culture, there is need of converting holiday culture in to holy-day culture. 

It is firmly believed by the author that the rate of progress in spiritualism is faster than the rate of progress in materialism, therefore, there is need of accepting spiritually guided materialism making a case for 'needonomics' and no to 'greedonomics' as a solution of various problems.

 *The writer is Professor of Economics & Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Former Chairman, Dept. of Economics & Dept. of Journalism & Mass Communication,  Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra.

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