The Essential Leadership Wisdom of the Bhagavad Gita

Patrick Kim Cheng Low, Balakrishnan Muniapan

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    The Bhagavad Gita, a part of the Mahabharata composed more than 5,000 years ago by Vyasa, is a timeless leadership classic and its wisdom is highly relevant to leaders of today. Here, in this paper, the authors examine the various tenets of the Bhagavad Gita and provides its wisdom to contemporary leadership. Some of these teachings will certainly inspire the leaders to change from within and transform their leadership from transactional to transformational and towards transcendental. In presenting this wisdom, the authors have employed hermeneutics, which is a method to interpret ancient texts combined with some qualitative inputs received from leadership seminar participants. This paper is significant for both leadership theory and practice.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Title of host publicationBusiness, Technology, and Knowledge Management in Asia
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 2013

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