Top Ten Management Lessons to Learn from Lord Krishna

Lord Krishna is a spiritual master for the modern management more than a Hindu God. He is the ideal, motivator and a strategist in every sense. From whom everyone can learn a lot. The universe is witness to his wondrous work. His teachings are endless. His names and genre are unaccountable. He is such kind of leader and motivator, who imparted valuable lessons to all. Lord Krishna has proven his excellent management skills and charismatic leadership. He has given his teachings throughout his exemplary life and works. Let us take a glimpse of management strategies of Lord Krishna on such a few wonderful aspects:

Lord Krishna

  1. Share your knowledge

There is a saying in Hindi that knowledge grows by sharing. Every leader must have a quality of sharing only then he can become a successful leader.

As we known Krishna as a Sarvagnya. He does not hesitate to share his thoughts as being ‘omniscient’. This happened that once Arjuna refused to fight with his relatives (Kauravas), then Krishna told him the purpose of the Mahabharata war, remove his fear and clear his doubts, taught him to get focused on his work and goal. This is the reason that today we read it in the name of Bhagavad Gita.

  1. Stick to your goal

During his life, Krishna had three main goals in the life, to which he fully sticks. His first goal was “paritrayana sadhunam” – which means “welfare of good”. His second goal was “vinashaya dushkritam”- which means destroy evil (thought) and the third and final goal was “dharma sansthapana” – it means to establish and strengthen the good principles. As a manager, he expressed that the organization should have clear cut aims and should not allow anyone to control their senses and stick to their goals.

  1. Planned and strategic approach

Lord Krishna was a strategist who used the problem-solving approach in his life. Mahabharata was won by Pandavas with his strategic skills. It proves that a person who is skilled in planning or strategy will definitely win in the war and politics. A proper planning and taking action is essential to achieve or get long and short-term goals.

  1. Excellent management

Krishna alone could have finished the Kouravas in a few hours, but he did not do so. Rather he stood as a teacher and made Pandavas to fight the war. It is the final quality of the good manager, who reflects his vision.

  1. Never take sides based on relationships

Being a supporter of religion, Krishna never took sides on the basis of relations. Therefore, Krishna provided gave equal opportunity to take them. Since Duryodhana knew this, he had come to Krishna. He again decides to be fair and urges Arjuna to make choice between himself and his whole army. Arjuna chose Krishna, and the whole army was chosen by Duryodhana.

  1. Skilled thinker

Whenever Pandavas were de-motivated, Krishna was there to motivate them. Apart from this, in the interaction between Pandavas and Kouravas, Krishna deliberately broke the conversation.

  1. Down to earth behavior

Being the supreme of this universe, Krishna was living a simple life as a common man among the people. He played with the catapult, gollas (guarding the cows), became a friend of Sudhamma, and the most important, he has become a charioteer of Arjuna, which tells about his behavior down to the earth.

  1. Tactful strategist

As a smart strategist, he never broke any rule but bowed down the words of the rules against the powerful Kovaravas for the benefit of Pandavas.

At the end of the Bhagavad Gita, for the sake of the uplift of religion, and to destroy the unrighteousness, Krishna was never ashamed of taking any action nor did he fear anything. Even if it was destroyed, it would be creative. But Arjun was worried that those who are fighting are his own family, and there will be bloodshed. Not only did Krishna inspire him to fight for war, but emphasizes creative destruction. Despite facing the vast Kauravas, he guided the entire army of Pandavas under one command and they were victorious.

This is the best lesson, which people should know about being a part of corporate life!!

Top four things every CEO need to focus on daily basis

Being a CEO in a corporate world is not an easy task because they are the people who are responsible for steering the company towards profit and are questioned by promoters and stakeholders alike for the company going in loss.

Promoters or board of directors usually employ the best CEO possible. Being the senior most corporate officer of the company it is his duty to make the company grow, thrive, and profit for stakeholders. He has to perform many roles as a leader or administrator for managing an organization, operations of the company, decision maker for developing business plans and strategies etc.

CEOYou may have several subordinate executives under you for finance, marketing, human resource, purchase, etc. will also be responsible for the accomplishment of company’s vision and mission.

To accomplish all these things, he has to focus on many things; four out of those things should be done on regular basis.

  1. Read read and read

It is observed that once people leave their education they put reading on the back burner. One can see that all successful people are those who spend a lot of time on reading. They regularly acquire new knowledge, innovative ideas, knowledge about trends in business, as one can see there are regular change and advancement in all the areas of life.

You will remain abreast of all the changes happening your field, be it business, technology or personal. Reading can be in form of newspaper, magazines, editorials, company’s reports, watching the news, discussion and debate, change in government policies and/or guidelines etc. which helps you to reach next level of success.

  1. Set a vision

It is the CEO who sets the vision and implements for the company. You should be clear of your vision, should be specific of your company’s achievement of standards and targets in future and set the goals for the specific time period. Where you wish to take your company towards, say three or five or ten years from now, what will be the sales within certain time frame, what should be the culture of the company, what will be its financial condition etc.

You can achieve this by holding regular meeting with your subordinates, getting feedbacks, taking corrective measures if things are not on the right track and gathering invaluable experience on the way.

  1. Create a strategy

To make your vision a reality you have to make a strategy. No problem if you are not too well versed in say finance or sales or operations or marketing etc. but you will have to involve yourself in planning and approval process in all those areas which will have a long-term effect on the company.

You will have to build and get involved in making a strategy for sales promotion, business development, marketing and advertisement of your product, financial planning etc. This can be for any stage of your business cycle. Give and take advice on matters relating to your line of business. Share your experience, use the experience of others and develop the practical strategy with others related to the business.

  1. Cash flow

Cash flow is the lifeline of any business and you will have to keep a strict eye on it. Cash flow refers to the cash that the company will receive in future and cash that the company will pay in future. The net (inflow and outflow) also called business liquidity will help you to evaluate the quality of income/expenses of the company.

One should never run out of money. Especially if you are running for a long-term race. Paying all loans in time will help you to be in good books of the financer (banks, lenders) which can help you in the hour of unexpected crisis that may crop up during your business. Though you may have a chief finance officer still it will be better for you to regularly update yourself on this aspect of business strategy.