Krishna as Chief Exceutive Officer

What do Siemens India Ltd., Silicon Graphics, DCM Data systems., Ambuja Industries and Times of India have in common with Federal Express, American Airlines, Newyork Times and General Electric Inc. The fact is that all of them have realised the role as well as the importance of the individual in human resource development and that self development is the key to development of organisation. The power of individual has been realised since eternity starting with Lord Krishna to present day.To untap learning potential,
we need to a. Learning to become a child without being childish b. Developing a childlike approach to learning not impeded by either ego, identity or fears. c. Combining roles, functions and domains in their simultaneity d. Our capacity to institutionalise doubt and accept being challenged. e. Liberating ourselves from the notion that we base our futures on our past f. Deriving energy from appreciative enquiry and deep questioning. g. Viewing past successes as impediments to the future. h. Breaking the image we have of ourselves because it is this precisely this image that puts us on autopilot. i. Having the courage to be vulnerable by acknowledging what we do not have j. Understanding the roots of our core incompetencies

Management students look for Krishna as the CEO; Yudhishtir as who binds together values; Bhima (outcomes); Arjun (learning); Karna (legitimacy); Nakul (process) and Shadev (purpose). In the corporate world, the life of Sri Krishna leadership is most fascinating and useful leadership. He had demonstrated leadership of very high quality, which had made him example ray leader, that’s why he is followed by millions of disciple still today, in his absence. 1.0.SETTING ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE: In childhood, he used to play more with young girls, in India; they all were called as GOPIS. As the village Gokul and Mathura are on the banks of the river, most of the girls used to swim in river Jamuna. They kept their clothes on the banks of the river. Krishna was always found of playing different games with his friends near river bank. He used to secretly lift up their clothes and hid on the tree tops. Krishna did not hand over clothes until Gopis pleaded to him. Finally, he used to hand over those clothes on his terms and conditions. He wants to deliver a message to all the young girls that be good with culture of your family and nation. Do not exceed the limits in the public places, you must behave properly.

Rath was not in the position to move any side. Sudama belonged to very poor family. the second of Kauravas. He always showed a model character by his behaviour. After few years. Gandhari was the mother of Duryodhana. Krishna became a king but never demonstrated Ego. the Pandavas have lost their wife Draupadi to Kauravas. which he brought and was hesitant to give by seeing the riches of Krishna. Krishna appeared virtually and supported her. Then. Strategy Planner: He is living with vision and can see future consequences. So. Draupadi was in desperate position as nobody came to her rescue. Krishna saved the character of a woman. you will find Krishna is pulling away clothes and on the other place you see. Decision Making Power: Karna was a strong competitor and fighter. He was blessed by God Surya. Gandhari decided to bless . He demonstrated real meaning of friendship. They used to share this Pauva during school days. Krishna as a King of Dwarika and Sudama as a poor Brahmin. he provided clothes and saved the character of a woman. Winning is everything. In Mahabharata when Duryodhana was about to lose the war. As Karna was found busy in this activity. he got up and ran barefooted to welcome him from the corridor. It had more concern with what he was. 3. By hearing his devotee’s heart breaking pleads. He had less relation with what he had. That’s all. 2. When he got the message that Sudama has come. 4. Sudama went to see him personally in the city Dwarika were Krishna was residing and ruling as a king. she prayed to Lord Krishna wholeheartedly. In war. His friend. They were in very awkward position as the Kauravas after winning Draupadi. After their studies. He was almost divine. Status. In gambling. According to that he takes decisions and plan out new working methodology. Both were studying together in Gurukal during childhood. they have parted and led their own lives. Karna’s wheels of Rath (chariot) were broken and stuck into muddy soil. At one instance. This displays his dual character of love and protection. as everything is fair in war. “No we cannot. He had shown excellent relationship management. Both lived together and shared together whatever they used to get during school days. in this way. Sudama was very poor and so could not carry anything as gift to his friend but Krishna insisted for Pauva (flaked rice). decided to remove her clothes in the court assembly. Relationship Management: Relationship management is very much effectively demonstrated by Krishna.0. Karna had to come down from Rath and pull out the wheels from muddy soil. Thus. Dushashan. Gandhari had closed her eyes for years with the belt as she had taken a vow. was pulling away clothes from Draupadi but Krishna virtually supplied the bales of clothes continuously such that Dushashan got tired and fell on the ground. Sudama decided to see his friend. Krishna knew all these. it was very difficult to kill him in war.He has acted oppositely to the above act.” But Krishna pushed and ordered him to fire and kill him.0. “Fire and kill him.” Arjun said. Position and Power and importance of material world in the relationship.0. Krishna said to Arjun.

Krishna was playing with his friends on the bank of river Jamuna. morning. Your emotions and sentiments drive you other ways from the main goal. and respect to her mother. Krishna boosted his actual power. she said that the part of his body. it went deep into the river. as cobra had five faces…… Krishna took control over him through riding on its five faces and he brought the ball out of the river. Krishna came to know about this as he was a visionary. Strength is life and weakness is death. went to his mother then he would be blessed with divine power and it would be difficult to defeat him in war. When Gandhari found him with some covered area. in the river. which could kill anybody with its poison. it was found that Krishna had run away. Situational Leadership: While fighting with King Jarasangh. In fact. and his hidden energy. Thus. Krishna was forced to bring out the ball from the river. Hence. He never forgot her in his life and he always showed loyalty and commitment. He had not committed fight and war with enemies. she called her son without clothes. While playing with the ball. But. She wanted to bless her son with the divine power. move forward. 5. She is a lady and will you go naked in front of her. the final war between Kauravas and Pandavas. which she had got due to her vow.” Later in the war Krishna and his team defeated Duryodhana by attacking on the same covered part and won. he was brought up and grown under the motherhood of Yashoda. Unleashing your potentiality and performing is the true spirit. he thought that if Duryodhana.0. Krishna came across Duryodhana and said. She said. being naked. Leaders are visionary. She asked her son to be present at the first phase of the day without any clothes as she can see him and bless him when she removes the belt from her eyes. Leaders always have total control of their senses. 6.0.” Duryodhana agreed with Krishna and went to see his mother by putting some leaves around his waist. He was declared RANCHOD. Control over EQ AND SQ: Krishna was born to Devki. they design strategy. Arjuna became weaker and sentimental. and win. is now not protected. which was covered with leaves. Krishna showed him his strength and his potentiality. as he was a number one fighter of the Pandava’s team. Yashoda. “My full sight on your complete body was essential for divine blessings but you came with some covered part. He decided to quit from the village overnight. capacity and capability. “You are going naked in front of your mother. Krishna motivated Arjuna to fight out. Krishna demonstrated control of senses. Leaders have control over their five senses.” . According to the situation. Leaders are always loyal to people and organization. Krishna could see what will happen.her son Duryodhana by removing belt from her eyes as she was a pious lady. As his mother called him. Duryodhana was going for the same in the morning. last night with his team mates. Krishna came to know that complete village is covered by the enemies and it is very difficult to fight with less weapons and less team members. It will look so bad and shameful. Next day. Krishna jumped into the river and fought with the cobra. a large cobra was living. They defeat competitors. Before.

“Do not worry… today onwards I declare myself as your husband.Corporate Social Responsibility: One of the kings ……. As the event 99 of tolerance was over. He was a husband of 1600 queens and on the other side he is following the highest level of character.Personal Social Responsibility: He knows he is going to die after few years.0. he asked Arjuna to fight out. but Krishna proceeded and made up Arjuna’s mind and pushed him mentally and physically to fight against his gurus and senior family members. demonstrating mental standards and height of the character. he showed him his strength and power. The book is well known for the life management just in 17 chapters and mantras. They can keep themselves cool up to the last moment. State of Mind and Inside Clarity: In childhood. He made all the 1600 women free from prison…But women asked him… “Now who will accept us as their wives or daughters…as we have stayed with that person since a long time who will trust us. Later on. Professionals have to keep their mind calm and cool and inside fire to lead themselves…as there is a goal and deadline. 7. “If you find that I have strong character and I follow Brahamacharya by mind. even though he requested Shishupal for understanding the time and grant the appeal. 10. he has to cross river Jamuna along with his friends.After few years. Leaders have enough amounts of tolerance and capacity for handling pressure. . He prayed to river saying. He married to those women and saved their lives. People can read in his absence and find out ideal way of leaving a mark to achieve their mission of life. one day. River Jamuna allowed him to cross the river. Arjuna almost lost the battle before.had 1600 women kept in his palace.0. Live with pride in the society. he was perfect leader. heart and body. He fought against him publicly and defeated him. He gave them title of wives.0. but he did not utter a word. He found that river was over flowing and it was also necessary to cross the river. How can he benefit community at large for the better lives? He prescribed the life book called “THE GEETA”. To meet challenges under high pressure you have to develop tolerance in the team. He had honoured those ladies. 9. As he was a king and power centric leadership.”…Krishna said.0. Please allow a passage to cross the river to reach the other side. 8. He led against anti culture and stand in favour of woman rights. he got married to 1600 women and was called husband of 1600 queens. He insisted Arjuna to fight against Duryodhana and his soldiers at any cost for his rights and justice. Shishupal abused him and Pandavas repeatedly up to 99 times.” Standing for social responsibility. no one can raise voice against him …during ruling time. in his young age. Tolerance: Shishupal has insulted Pandavas and Krishna for number of times.

ended by a common person. finally. He lost his own team players. 12. PROFIT AND LOSS: Krishna is also watching balance sheet. and operated those teams very well. simultaneously keeping in mind …importance of strategy. He handled different people with different styles.Krishna was born to Devki. you will find him different. He is highly worried before the end of his life…as his own friends and disciples were free. and purity in the relationship. But. He is also aware of his potentials and team potential. integrity and dharma (Religious by action). Krishna is an individual who had a winning habit. Team Leader Krishna knows the dream of life is equal to dream of a team. identity and values. He sees and watches the actions of his competitors and enemies and then designs his course of actions. What he has lost and what he has gained in life. Finally. Corporate social responsibility and Religion. and he was ended very badly in the life by a common Shikari near Prabhas Patan. finally. at the end of the career. simplicity. which he had always denied in the life. result was counted. Dhuthrastra and Bhisma) and he dealt with Kansa. He also demonstrates how one can win over his competitors by his strategies and communication. When he was with his friend Sudama. Integrity.Visionary Leadership: He almost demonstrates visionary leadership. Different Strokes – Different Folks He led from the front and walk on talk. 11. Trust. and respect to her mother. you would find him completely different and when you find him with Radha (love relationship). Every night during Mahabharata war he sat with his team and decided course of action looking to the strength of the individuals. who had won over thousands in the life. Jarasangh. Duryodhan) very rudely and ruthlessly. they found it loosing originality. When he was in family relationship. When he was in warrior front. for which he had . he showed the size and won over in the deal. and became physical and monetary successful people. 13. when anybody crossed the limits. Excellent Negotiator His ability to communicate and negotiate was of par excellence level. He built up. They have created an empire or house. He is also able to distinguish individual leadership and team leadership. Shishupal. He found unhappy at the end of the life by his own people. But. A man. You always find egolessness. When he was in social front. Leaders are loyal to people and organization. his qualities were different. he was brought up and grown under the motherhood of Yashoda. Shishupal. were not following code of conduct. he was different. He always tried his level best to stand in favour of fairness. friends. He never forgot her in his life and he always showed loyalty and commitment. He communicated to seniors ( Drona. He always carries high value for family. we find him different. He stands in the favour of Truth. Yashoda. developed. cleanliness. CEOs are also found frustrated and upset at the end of the life. He handled worst people (Kansa.

listening.passed away his life. from the life of Sri Krishna who exemplies as Chief Exceutive Officer. CEOs can learn a lot of qualities namely Team management. Reflections: “Yudhishtir is the mentor whose strengths are his values and beliefs. our young future managers need feeling and imagination.” “There are three components in management — the analytical (head). Handling pressure and visionary leadership.“Today’s young managers are Arjuns. His strength is that he’s assailed by doubt. it also brings about his doom. Bhima is an ‘executor’ manager. 14. EQ and SQ management. Values and culture. It’s difficult to teach these as they are experience-driven. Arjun stands for flawless perfection. For him.“He’s driven by process. different folks. Similarly.” says Narayanaswamy. Integrity and trust. but he is like the manager who stands for thought and no action. But. the outcome is supremely important.” . However. working under pressure. management education completely ignores emotional intelligence (EI) and focuses only on analytical intelligence. empathy. but he’s willing to learn. is the enabler — the service hero of today. different strokes. Life skills like creative thinking. Sahadeva is the visionary. He stands for propriety but he is blinded by his code of honour. mentoring. the emotional (heart) and the spiritual (soul). Situational leadership. strategy and planning etc. in search of their own heroism — they want to discover their own meaning in life. the bottomline matters — his weakness is he can be blinded by rage. Karna’s strength is personal loyalty.” Nakul. but there’s no active leadership. team building — all these come from EI. Relationship management. He’s like the manager of today who’d buy vegetables for his bosses.

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