Publication Type:

Book Chapter

Source:

Ethical Leadership: Indian and European Spiritual Approaches, Palgrave Macmillan UK, London, p.71–84 (2016)

ISBN:

9781137601940

URL:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60194-0_5

Abstract:

<p>There now exists a significant global movement that supports sustainable practices, green thinking, environmental consciousness, a wider sense of social responsibility and a more inclusive economics. We are also starting to witness a change in the fundamental objectives of business, away from a pure focus on profit to a more inclusive outlook. Such a transition calls for a change in the thought processes of leadership. India, with its rich and well-established spiritual traditions, can provide a roadmap for the realization of this transition. A multidimensional view of leadership can be developed by adopting the&nbsp;Purusharthas, that are four goals of human life according to the Indian tradition,&nbsp;as the foundation of ethical leadership, and by absorbing guidance from the Indian texts like the&nbsp;Mahabharata&nbsp;and the&nbsp;Bhagavad Gita. They demonstrate the relevance of Indian principles to modern-day leadership, and explain how leadership can incorporate ethics by paying homage to Indian scripture.</p>

Cite this Research Publication

V. Adinarayanan, V Smrithi Rekha, and Sooryanarayan, D. G., “A Multidimensional View of Leadership from an Indian Perspective”, in Ethical Leadership: Indian and European Spiritual Approaches, M. Chatterji and Zsolnai, L. London: Palgrave Macmillan UK, 2016, pp. 71–84.

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PROGRAMS
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AMRITA
CAMPUSES
15
CONSTITUENT
SCHOOLS
A
GRADE BY
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RANK(INDIA):
NIRF 2018
150+
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