Dharmika Concept Of Leader
I’ve been reading a lot of Harvard material on productivity, office environment, leadership etc noticing a trend that their writtings are now more silicon valley compliant rather than WallStreet compliant or a big corporate compliant.
In this vain I’ve been also thinking of how to create culture in a new company I’ve created. A culture of responsibility and freedom, happiness and self control. Where there’s no driving people but working together.
So recently when my friend came over for dinner and we discussed how life was settling, he was narrating relative peace he was at in a sell side brokerage. While he described the internal structures of his office, they mirrored my thoughts and what I was building in my office.
He also narrated his experience of meeting the management of an auto OEM giant at various levels. Almost all of them having been working for decades for the company, all of them from average backgrounds and academic institutions and still retaining their rough edge but the processes of the company were so aligned with the customer that the people followed them and grew and the company placed great trust in people and helped them grow. They were happy.
The common thread in all three companies, mine under construction and the other two was Desi management with solidly desi mindset.
From this point of view I was thinking the other day how to grow when I arrived at an intuition. At a para-rational level, can nature help a company grow? It may, if the leader follows his Dharma. So what is the dharma of a leader of an organization. He’s the नेता, a name of विष्णु. Accordingly he must live as विष्णु , a पालक. Like a father figure. His whole organization is his सहस्रशिर्ष , his thousand sons. And I’d an intuitive feeling that if this is the state of leadership one can follow, great management would be a given outcome.
This theory should be practiced.