Lord Krishna: The management Guru

Lord Krishna, the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu is one of the most popular and widely revered among Indian divinities. He is the god of compassion, tenderness, and love. Lord Krishna is the master of finesse and there is a lot to be learnt from him. In his crucial role as a charioteer in Mahabharata, He gave not only advice to Karna, but also to the mankind which is complied as Bhagwad Gita.

Read the teachings of Bhagwad Gita here:

Bhagwad Gita- A Universal Scripture

Krishna – An exemplary- a leader, a hero, a protector, a teacher, a philosopher and a friend: all in one. Krishna was one of the most pragmatic Lords of all times; the best manager and a leader who imparted valuable lessons to all. With his evolution from a mischievous child who fooled around playfully with GOPIs to a strategist in the war of Kurukshetra was impeccable and beyond compare.

In the war between the Pandavas and Kauravas, symbolized as dharam and adharam, Shri Krishna’s tactics and strategies led to the victory of the Pandavas and the Dharma was re-established.  In the war of Kurukshetra although Shri Krishna was capable of destroying the opponent in one go, he chose not to play a combat role. He like a manager decided for himself to be on the driving seat (charioteer) and guide his troops.

Krishna is known to have motivated Arjuna and remove his dilemma about the fight and that between catering relationships or performing duty! As a manager he personified that one should have clear cut goals in the organization and one should never allow their senses to be controlled.

Lord Krishna was master strategist who used problem solving approach throughout his life. He with his tactical skills won Mahabharata war for Pandavas.  He proves that a person who is skilled in planning action or policy will win for sure in war and politics. A plan of action is important to achieve long and short-term goals.

As important it is for a manager to work in the present, so it is for a him to consider the current scenario and make predictions for the future and act accordingly. Krishna always lived with a vision and considered future consequences. Accordingly he took certain decisions and planned out new working methodologies.

In the war of Kurukshetra, he used all types of strategies, from faking to fooling and ultimately brought victory to the Dharma and abolished adharma.

Team spirit and appropriate Role Allocation can achieve everything. What was Arjun’s position, what was Bhim’s role? how Dharmaraj Yudhishtir will do his work, all these matters were decided by Lord Krishna.

The fact that Pandavas won the battle proves that Krishna was successful not only in building strategies but in implementing them to achieve success

Lord Krishna, through his life demonstrated how to live a life in entirety and stated continue doing right, without having attachment towards the outcome of those actions and most importantly, never hurt anyone. His extra-ordinary Managerial quality is why we can call him the Greatest Manager in the World.