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Managing by the Bhagavad Gītā : Timeless Lessons for Today's Managers.

By: Dhiman, Satinder.
Contributor(s): Amar, A. D.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Management, Change, Strategy and Positive Leadership Ser: Publisher: Cham : Springer, 2018Copyright date: ©2019Description: 1 online resource (337 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783319996110.Subject(s): Bhagavadgītā | Management-Religious aspects-Hinduism | Leadership-Moral and ethical aspectsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Managing by the Bhagavad Gītā : Timeless Lessons for Today's ManagersDDC classification: 294.5924 LOC classification: HF4999.2-6182Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Intro -- Dedication -- Preface -- Contents -- About the Editors -- About the Contributing Authors -- Pronunciation/Transliteration Key of Sanskrit Terms -- Vowels -- Consonants -- 1: The Text, Context, and Message of the Bhagavad Gītā -- Introduction -- The Perennial Appeal of the Bhagavad Gītā -- Text and Context of the Gītā -- Managing by the Gītā: Some Key Lessons -- Old Text, New Context -- From Battlefield to Boardroom -- The Setting: Doing the Right Thing -- From Apathy to Engagement -- Ethics: The Very Foundation of Human Conduct -- Mind: Our Greatest Friend and Foe -- Equanimity (Samatā): The Touchstone of Perfection in Wisdom -- Empowering vs. Disempowering Work Culture -- Selflessness Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself! -- Journey from Consumer to Contributor -- Managers and Leaders Should Lead by Example -- The Making of Wise Managers and Leaders -- Authentic Leaders See Themselves as Work-in-Progress -- Journey from Self-Ignorance to Self-Knowledge -- The Ultimate Recipe for Self-Management and Leadership -- Fulfilled Managers and Leaders: Master Keys to a Fulfilled Life -- Essence of the 18 Chapters of the Gītā -- Essence of the First Chapter (अर्जुनविषादयोगः arjunaviṣādayogaḥ) (47 verses) -- Essence of the Second Chapter (साङ्ख्ययोगः sāṅkhyayogaḥ) (72 verses) -- Essence of the Third Chapter (कर्मयोगः karmayogaḥ) (43 verses) -- Essence of the Fourth Chapter (ज्ञानकर्मसंन्यासयोगः jñānakarmasaṁnyāsayogaḥ) (42 verses) -- Essence of the Fifth Chapter (संन्यासयोगः saṁnyāsayogaḥ) (29 verses) -- Essence of the Sixth Chapter (आत्मसंयमयोगः ātmasaṁyamayogaḥ) (47 verses) -- Essence of the Seventh Chapter (ज्ञानविज्ञानयोगः jñānavijñānayogaḥ) (30 verses) -- Essence of the Eighth Chapter (अक्षरब्रह्मयोगः akṣarabrahmayogaḥ) (28 verses) -- Essence of the Ninth Chapter (राजविद्याराजगुह्ययोगः rājavidyārājaguhyayogaḥ) (34 verses).
Essence of the Tenth Chapter (विभूतियोगः vibhūtiyogaḥ) (42 verses) -- Essence of the Eleventh Chapter (विश्वरूपदर्शनयोगः viśvarūpadarśanayogaḥ) (55 verses) -- Essence of the Twelfth Chapter (भक्तियोगः bhaktiyogaḥ) (20 verses) -- Essence of the Thirteenth Chapter (क्षेत्रक्षेत्रज्ञविभागयोगः kṣetrakṣetrajñavibhāgayogaḥ) (34 verses) -- Essence of the Fourteenth Chapter (गुणत्रयविभागयोगः guṇatrayavibhāgayogaḥ) (27 verses) -- Essence of the Fifteenth Chapter (पुरुषोत्तमयोगः puruṣottamayogaḥ) (20 verses) -- Essence of the Sixteenth Chapter (दैवासुरसम्पद्विभागयोगः daivāsurasampadvibhāgayogaḥ) (24 verses) -- Essence of the Seventeenth Chapter (श्रद्धात्रयविभागयोगः śraddhātrayavibhāgayogaḥ) (28 verses) -- Essence of the Eighteenth Chapter (मोक्षसंन्यासयोगः mokṣasaṁnyāsayogaḥ) (78 verses) -- Concluding Remarks: The Ultimate Psychological Security System! -- References -- 2: Training the Mind for the Knowledge and Creative Work -- Introduction -- Rewards -- Those Who Use Knowledge and Mind in Their Work -- Learning of the Mind -- Personality for the Mind Work -- How to Manage the Knowledge Workers -- Eliminating Stimulus from the S-R-R Cycle-Strategy 1 -- Eliminating Reinforcement from the S-R-R Cycle-Strategy 2 -- The Nirvana of the Knowledge Work-Kartavya in Action -- No Control Recommended -- Conclusion -- References -- 3: Doing the Right Thing: The Ethical Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gītā -- Introduction: Understanding the Fundamental Problem -- Doing Good and Feeling Good Are Connected -- Ethical and Spiritual Disciplines (Yogas) of the Gītā -- Three Paths to Liberation According to the Gītā -- Jñānayoga: The Path of Knowledge -- Three Guṇas and their Transcendence -- The Transcendent Sage of the Gītā: One Beyond the Three Guṇas of Prakṛti -- Equanimity (Samatā): The Touchstone of Perfection in Wisdom.
Attaining Equanimity Through the Path of Action (Karma Yoga) -- Dhyānayoga: The Path of Meditation -- Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion -- Five Practices that Lead to Security, Peace, and Liberation -- The Alchemy of Karma Yoga: Renunciation in Action -- Becoming a Person of Steady Wisdom and Attaining the Absolute -- Attaining True Wisdom & Rejoicing in the Self Alone -- Doing Our Work Without the Tag of Doership -- Samatā and Sthitaprajñā: Supreme Goals of the Gītā -- Concluding Thoughts: The Universality of the Gītā's Teachings -- References -- 4: Ten Key Management Messages from the Bhagavad Gita -- Introduction -- Looking at the Bhagavad Gita -- The Contemporary Premise of the Gita -- The Timing of the Gita -- Messages of the Bhagavad Gita -- Two Management Themes -- Gyana -- Kartavya -- Major Messages -- Karma - - Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome -- Leadership -- Emphasis on Accumulating Knowledge -- Conquer Your Mind -- How to Succeed -- The Gita Goes Against Extrinsic Controls -- Human Guna or Bhava (Personalities) -- Looking for Opportunities -- Don't Be Looking for Work to be Assigned to You -- Conclusion -- If Only One Thing You Have to Take from the Bhagavad Gita -- References -- 5: Leadership and Communication in the Bhagavad Gita: Unity, Duty, and Equanimity -- Introduction -- Unity -- Duty -- Equanimity -- Application Principle 1: Meaningful Leadership -- Application Principle 2: Meaningful Communication -- Conclusion -- Chapter Summary -- References -- 6: Karma Yoga: Application of Gita (2:47) for Superior Business Performance During Industry 4.0 -- Introduction -- Superior Performance -- Part A: Business Competition and Work -- Reputation -- Damage to Reputation is not Death -- The Yogas in Business -- Svadharma -- The Busyness in Business -- Mindfulness -- Work Becomes Worship -- Fullness of the Moment -- Diavam.
Management Cybernetic -- Clarity -- Intent -- Security -- Value vs. Worth -- Opportunity Share -- Part B: Key Management Principles in Gita (2:47) -- Key Management Components -- Power of Purpose -- Superior Performance Re-Examined -- Gita (2:47) During Industry 4.0 -- Scenario 1: Change Without Changing -- Scenario 2: Enhanced Interoperability -- Scenario 3: Blended Efficacy -- Analysis of Analysis -- Part C: Limitations of Findings -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Reflections -- References -- 7: Bhagvad Gita Approach to Stress Mitigation and Holistic Well-Being -- The Bhagvad Gita (BG) -- Bhagvad Gita and Western Philosophy: A Comparative Perspective -- Stress Mitigation Through Bhagvad Gita -- Context of Bhagvad Gita as an Allegory to Human Existence -- BG Perspective on Desires and Anchoring with Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour -- BG on Self Realization -- BG's Contribution to Positive Psychology and Well-Being -- BG and Karma Perspective of Work -- Karma Yoga Links with Positive Psychology -- Multiple Facets of Karma Yoga -- Stress Management and Karma Yoga -- Alternate to Karma Yoga: Jnanyoga (Path of Spiritual Knowledge) -- Understanding Gunas for Well-being -- Nishkama Karma for Social Responsibility -- Conclusion -- Summary -- References -- 8: Ethics of Enlightened Leaders -- Introduction -- Arjuna's Ethical Dilemma -- Transcending for Enlightened Ethics -- Meditate and Then Act -- Transcendental Meditation -- Indicators of Transcending -- Indicators of Development of Consciousness -- The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Moral Development -- Enlightened Leadership -- Experiences of Consciousness Development in Meditating Entrepreneurs -- Experience of Higher States of Consciousness in Leadership Research -- Spontaneous Right Action -- Conclusion -- Chapter Summary Points -- References.
9: Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā and Knowledge Management with Special Focus on Jñāna Yoga -- Introduction -- Revisiting Srimad Bhagavad Gītā -- Conversation Between Lord Krishna and Arjuna Revealed: The Chapter 4 (in Special Reference to Jñāna Yoga) -- Yoga as the Way of Concentration -- The Path of Wisdom -- Discussion -- Relevance of Jñāna Yoga in Knowledge Management -- Reflections on Knowledge Management in Spiritual Congruence -- Abilities for Knowledge Worker in the Strategic, Managerial and Operational Levels -- Conclusion -- Discussion Questions -- References -- 10: The Bhagavad Gītā as an Antidote to Duality: A Challenge to the Orthodoxy of Current Decisions Theory -- More Recent Literature on Decision Making -- Bhagavad Gītā's Ontology and Epistemology -- Decision Making Issues: What the Bhagavad Gītā Suggests -- Individual Identity: The Objective Subsuming the Subjective -- Mental Dynamism: From Separation to Communion -- Choosing to Consecrate: The Social-Self Tension to the Logic of Surrender -- The Impulse to Act: Maximizing Utility to Discovering Own Dharma -- Conclusion -- References -- 11: Bhagavad Gita and Management: A New Perspective -- Human Life -- Lamentation -- The Leader -- Parity Between Elevations -- Value of Display and Appearance -- Knowledge and Learning -- Meaning and Value of Knowledge -- Duty or Action -- Dispassionate Performance of Duty -- Duty Towards the Organization -- Intellect-Concatenation -- Focused Intellect and Determination -- Kudos and Grandeur -- On Cheerfulness -- Triangular Qualities -- Man's Escalation from Ebb to the Zenith -- Cluster of Virtues -- Occupational Classes -- Meditation and Deep Breathing -- Conclusion -- References -- 12: Values Based Management: Guided by the Bhagavad Gītā -- Introduction to the Teaching of The Bhagavad Gītā -- Karma Yoga: The Way of Action -- Bhakti Yoga: The Way of Devotion.
Jnana Yoga: The Way of Knowledge.
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Intro -- Dedication -- Preface -- Contents -- About the Editors -- About the Contributing Authors -- Pronunciation/Transliteration Key of Sanskrit Terms -- Vowels -- Consonants -- 1: The Text, Context, and Message of the Bhagavad Gītā -- Introduction -- The Perennial Appeal of the Bhagavad Gītā -- Text and Context of the Gītā -- Managing by the Gītā: Some Key Lessons -- Old Text, New Context -- From Battlefield to Boardroom -- The Setting: Doing the Right Thing -- From Apathy to Engagement -- Ethics: The Very Foundation of Human Conduct -- Mind: Our Greatest Friend and Foe -- Equanimity (Samatā): The Touchstone of Perfection in Wisdom -- Empowering vs. Disempowering Work Culture -- Selflessness Is the Best Thing You Can Do for Yourself! -- Journey from Consumer to Contributor -- Managers and Leaders Should Lead by Example -- The Making of Wise Managers and Leaders -- Authentic Leaders See Themselves as Work-in-Progress -- Journey from Self-Ignorance to Self-Knowledge -- The Ultimate Recipe for Self-Management and Leadership -- Fulfilled Managers and Leaders: Master Keys to a Fulfilled Life -- Essence of the 18 Chapters of the Gītā -- Essence of the First Chapter (अर्जुनविषादयोगः arjunaviṣādayogaḥ) (47 verses) -- Essence of the Second Chapter (साङ्ख्ययोगः sāṅkhyayogaḥ) (72 verses) -- Essence of the Third Chapter (कर्मयोगः karmayogaḥ) (43 verses) -- Essence of the Fourth Chapter (ज्ञानकर्मसंन्यासयोगः jñānakarmasaṁnyāsayogaḥ) (42 verses) -- Essence of the Fifth Chapter (संन्यासयोगः saṁnyāsayogaḥ) (29 verses) -- Essence of the Sixth Chapter (आत्मसंयमयोगः ātmasaṁyamayogaḥ) (47 verses) -- Essence of the Seventh Chapter (ज्ञानविज्ञानयोगः jñānavijñānayogaḥ) (30 verses) -- Essence of the Eighth Chapter (अक्षरब्रह्मयोगः akṣarabrahmayogaḥ) (28 verses) -- Essence of the Ninth Chapter (राजविद्याराजगुह्ययोगः rājavidyārājaguhyayogaḥ) (34 verses).

Essence of the Tenth Chapter (विभूतियोगः vibhūtiyogaḥ) (42 verses) -- Essence of the Eleventh Chapter (विश्वरूपदर्शनयोगः viśvarūpadarśanayogaḥ) (55 verses) -- Essence of the Twelfth Chapter (भक्तियोगः bhaktiyogaḥ) (20 verses) -- Essence of the Thirteenth Chapter (क्षेत्रक्षेत्रज्ञविभागयोगः kṣetrakṣetrajñavibhāgayogaḥ) (34 verses) -- Essence of the Fourteenth Chapter (गुणत्रयविभागयोगः guṇatrayavibhāgayogaḥ) (27 verses) -- Essence of the Fifteenth Chapter (पुरुषोत्तमयोगः puruṣottamayogaḥ) (20 verses) -- Essence of the Sixteenth Chapter (दैवासुरसम्पद्विभागयोगः daivāsurasampadvibhāgayogaḥ) (24 verses) -- Essence of the Seventeenth Chapter (श्रद्धात्रयविभागयोगः śraddhātrayavibhāgayogaḥ) (28 verses) -- Essence of the Eighteenth Chapter (मोक्षसंन्यासयोगः mokṣasaṁnyāsayogaḥ) (78 verses) -- Concluding Remarks: The Ultimate Psychological Security System! -- References -- 2: Training the Mind for the Knowledge and Creative Work -- Introduction -- Rewards -- Those Who Use Knowledge and Mind in Their Work -- Learning of the Mind -- Personality for the Mind Work -- How to Manage the Knowledge Workers -- Eliminating Stimulus from the S-R-R Cycle-Strategy 1 -- Eliminating Reinforcement from the S-R-R Cycle-Strategy 2 -- The Nirvana of the Knowledge Work-Kartavya in Action -- No Control Recommended -- Conclusion -- References -- 3: Doing the Right Thing: The Ethical Philosophy of the Bhagavad Gītā -- Introduction: Understanding the Fundamental Problem -- Doing Good and Feeling Good Are Connected -- Ethical and Spiritual Disciplines (Yogas) of the Gītā -- Three Paths to Liberation According to the Gītā -- Jñānayoga: The Path of Knowledge -- Three Guṇas and their Transcendence -- The Transcendent Sage of the Gītā: One Beyond the Three Guṇas of Prakṛti -- Equanimity (Samatā): The Touchstone of Perfection in Wisdom.

Attaining Equanimity Through the Path of Action (Karma Yoga) -- Dhyānayoga: The Path of Meditation -- Bhakti Yoga: The Path of Devotion -- Five Practices that Lead to Security, Peace, and Liberation -- The Alchemy of Karma Yoga: Renunciation in Action -- Becoming a Person of Steady Wisdom and Attaining the Absolute -- Attaining True Wisdom & Rejoicing in the Self Alone -- Doing Our Work Without the Tag of Doership -- Samatā and Sthitaprajñā: Supreme Goals of the Gītā -- Concluding Thoughts: The Universality of the Gītā's Teachings -- References -- 4: Ten Key Management Messages from the Bhagavad Gita -- Introduction -- Looking at the Bhagavad Gita -- The Contemporary Premise of the Gita -- The Timing of the Gita -- Messages of the Bhagavad Gita -- Two Management Themes -- Gyana -- Kartavya -- Major Messages -- Karma - - Focus on the Process, Not the Outcome -- Leadership -- Emphasis on Accumulating Knowledge -- Conquer Your Mind -- How to Succeed -- The Gita Goes Against Extrinsic Controls -- Human Guna or Bhava (Personalities) -- Looking for Opportunities -- Don't Be Looking for Work to be Assigned to You -- Conclusion -- If Only One Thing You Have to Take from the Bhagavad Gita -- References -- 5: Leadership and Communication in the Bhagavad Gita: Unity, Duty, and Equanimity -- Introduction -- Unity -- Duty -- Equanimity -- Application Principle 1: Meaningful Leadership -- Application Principle 2: Meaningful Communication -- Conclusion -- Chapter Summary -- References -- 6: Karma Yoga: Application of Gita (2:47) for Superior Business Performance During Industry 4.0 -- Introduction -- Superior Performance -- Part A: Business Competition and Work -- Reputation -- Damage to Reputation is not Death -- The Yogas in Business -- Svadharma -- The Busyness in Business -- Mindfulness -- Work Becomes Worship -- Fullness of the Moment -- Diavam.

Management Cybernetic -- Clarity -- Intent -- Security -- Value vs. Worth -- Opportunity Share -- Part B: Key Management Principles in Gita (2:47) -- Key Management Components -- Power of Purpose -- Superior Performance Re-Examined -- Gita (2:47) During Industry 4.0 -- Scenario 1: Change Without Changing -- Scenario 2: Enhanced Interoperability -- Scenario 3: Blended Efficacy -- Analysis of Analysis -- Part C: Limitations of Findings -- Conclusion -- Summary -- Reflections -- References -- 7: Bhagvad Gita Approach to Stress Mitigation and Holistic Well-Being -- The Bhagvad Gita (BG) -- Bhagvad Gita and Western Philosophy: A Comparative Perspective -- Stress Mitigation Through Bhagvad Gita -- Context of Bhagvad Gita as an Allegory to Human Existence -- BG Perspective on Desires and Anchoring with Cognition, Emotion and Behaviour -- BG on Self Realization -- BG's Contribution to Positive Psychology and Well-Being -- BG and Karma Perspective of Work -- Karma Yoga Links with Positive Psychology -- Multiple Facets of Karma Yoga -- Stress Management and Karma Yoga -- Alternate to Karma Yoga: Jnanyoga (Path of Spiritual Knowledge) -- Understanding Gunas for Well-being -- Nishkama Karma for Social Responsibility -- Conclusion -- Summary -- References -- 8: Ethics of Enlightened Leaders -- Introduction -- Arjuna's Ethical Dilemma -- Transcending for Enlightened Ethics -- Meditate and Then Act -- Transcendental Meditation -- Indicators of Transcending -- Indicators of Development of Consciousness -- The Transcendental Meditation Technique and Moral Development -- Enlightened Leadership -- Experiences of Consciousness Development in Meditating Entrepreneurs -- Experience of Higher States of Consciousness in Leadership Research -- Spontaneous Right Action -- Conclusion -- Chapter Summary Points -- References.

9: Śrīmad Bhagavad Gītā and Knowledge Management with Special Focus on Jñāna Yoga -- Introduction -- Revisiting Srimad Bhagavad Gītā -- Conversation Between Lord Krishna and Arjuna Revealed: The Chapter 4 (in Special Reference to Jñāna Yoga) -- Yoga as the Way of Concentration -- The Path of Wisdom -- Discussion -- Relevance of Jñāna Yoga in Knowledge Management -- Reflections on Knowledge Management in Spiritual Congruence -- Abilities for Knowledge Worker in the Strategic, Managerial and Operational Levels -- Conclusion -- Discussion Questions -- References -- 10: The Bhagavad Gītā as an Antidote to Duality: A Challenge to the Orthodoxy of Current Decisions Theory -- More Recent Literature on Decision Making -- Bhagavad Gītā's Ontology and Epistemology -- Decision Making Issues: What the Bhagavad Gītā Suggests -- Individual Identity: The Objective Subsuming the Subjective -- Mental Dynamism: From Separation to Communion -- Choosing to Consecrate: The Social-Self Tension to the Logic of Surrender -- The Impulse to Act: Maximizing Utility to Discovering Own Dharma -- Conclusion -- References -- 11: Bhagavad Gita and Management: A New Perspective -- Human Life -- Lamentation -- The Leader -- Parity Between Elevations -- Value of Display and Appearance -- Knowledge and Learning -- Meaning and Value of Knowledge -- Duty or Action -- Dispassionate Performance of Duty -- Duty Towards the Organization -- Intellect-Concatenation -- Focused Intellect and Determination -- Kudos and Grandeur -- On Cheerfulness -- Triangular Qualities -- Man's Escalation from Ebb to the Zenith -- Cluster of Virtues -- Occupational Classes -- Meditation and Deep Breathing -- Conclusion -- References -- 12: Values Based Management: Guided by the Bhagavad Gītā -- Introduction to the Teaching of The Bhagavad Gītā -- Karma Yoga: The Way of Action -- Bhakti Yoga: The Way of Devotion.

Jnana Yoga: The Way of Knowledge.

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