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Ancient Wisdom For Modern Management

Ancient Wisdom For Modern Management
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Item Code: NAE442
Author: Sri Sharada Peetham Sringeri
Publisher: Tattvaloka Publicaions, Sri Sharada Peetham, Sringeri
Edition: 2009
Pages: 136 (52 B/W Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 7.5 inch X 5.5 inch
weight of the book: 151 gms
Preface

Application of values for improving corporate management has received much attention in recent times. At the root of all concepts of management lies the all-pervasive mind in its transcendence. A study of the Sastras reveals that the ancient texts contain a great insight into the working of the human mind and how to go beyond its conflicting interests and functions.

The crucial difference between Indian thought and Western thinking is that our philosophy does not divide reality into pairs of opposites. It transcends them. It is only at this level that the conflicts bedeviling management today can be overcome. Ancient wisdom consisting of Indian thought appears to be the ultimate dialectic to achieve managerial excellence.

In this book is presented an overview of how management can benefit from the application of the principles of philosophical perceptions. The Anugraha Sandesa of His Holiness at the beginning sums up succinctly the values of management as recognised by our ancient texts.

In ‘Management in the Light of Vedanta,’ Swami Dayananda approaches it as a two-fold issue--Personal Management and Situation Management. Dr. M. B. Athreja in ‘Ancient Wisdom for Human Resource Management’ integrates the principles of varnasrama dharma with the modern concepts. ‘Sastraic Views for Management’ bj’ V K Sharma interprets the management qualities in terms of the well-known gunas--tamas, rajas and sattva.

Government administration as depicted in Kautilya’s Arthasastra, with minor modifications of time and place, is suitable for the modern days also. This has been highlighted in a revealing article by Uday V Koppikar.

Stress is an inevitable accompaniment of management and has to be overcome. A couple of articles included here throw hints on ways to tackle this problem through yoga and other exercises.

Contents

Message From Sri V.R Gowri Shankar3
Preface4
Jagadguru Speaks7
Management in the Light of Vedanta8
Ancient Wisdom for Human Resource Management17
Management Ideas From Adi Shankara25
Ladership Style: Hints from Adi Shankara29
Sastraic Views for Management35
Indian Philosophy Vs Management Practice42
Kautilya's Arthasastra: Relevance to Modern Management48
Shivaji Ajnyapatra54
Relevance of Religion and Darsana56
Karma Yoga in Formal Organisations59
Purusharthas and Work Motivation65
Spiritual Dimension to Leadership69
Organisation Design: Indian Identity74
Managerial Excellence in Indian Psyche81
Eternal Values and Management Perspective87
Spiritual Transformation in Management90
Organisational Tension: Cause and Cure94
Power of Positive Thinking101
Six Steps to Strengthen Your Spiritual Quotient107
Counsel of the Swan111
Managing Stress through Yoga113
Relaxation120
On Integrity124
Reduce Stress through Correct Living127
The Body is the Temple of God129
Towards Radiant Health132

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