Ancient Wisdom for Transformational Leadership and Its Insights from the Bhagavad-Gita

Biswajit Satpathy, Balakrishnan Muniapan

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    During the past one decade we have witnessed an increase in number of literatures on ancient wisdom in leadership. Among the Indian (Asian) literatures, the Bhagavad-Gita is often cited by many scholars. Therefore, in this chapter, the authors attempt to draw a parallel between the transformational leadership and the Bhagavad-Gita. The significance of transformational leadership has received great attention and good amount of study has been done in this area. For this chapter, the authors have employed hermeneutics, which is a methodology used for the interpretation of ancient literatures. The Bhagavad-Gita advocates a consciousness and a spirit-centred approach to transformational leadership based on eternal values and moral principles. This chapter is likely to provide insights into Indian (Asian) leadership (and management) strategies for Western business leaders, enabling them to work more effectively with Indian business leaders in India, and in regions where there are significant Indian population.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationAdvances in Logistics, Operations, and Management Science
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2016

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