This section draws inspiration from various Indian scriptures
वेद, उपनिषद, महाभारत, रामायण, अर्थशास्त्र, शुक्रनीति, and more.

The focus is largely on नीतिशास्त्र – Governance in ancient times, adapted now for Management of self, teams, organizations, society, etc

The section has more than 150 powerful Sutras (original aphorisms) with its interpretation followed by a few reflective pointers to make it more applicable to our contemporary world.

The main inspiration is the work of (late) Shri Narayanji Misra, Chief Personnel Officer, UP State Electricity Board, who wrote about Management from Indian scriptures, based on his experiences – a practitioner’s perspective.

Saluting him and all our पूर्वाचार्य (Gurus, Teachers, Scholars) for showing humanity the path since centuries !

01 Leadership Mindset - 1st Set

Life and Leadership Lessons from Kautilya’s Arthashaastra. A set of 10 powerful sutras from Kautilya Arthashaastra (KA)- a timeless treasure on Leadership & Governance. Set of 10 sutras curated (along with Reflection questions for the audience to apply it in the contemporary world.

02 Leadership Mindset - 2nd Set

A Leader must seek high standards, get rid of his own deficiencies, then those of his team, and then of the organization! Leader’s conduct plays a greater role in inspiring others and some Sutras from Indian Neetishastra throw light on this aspect of Leadership

03 Leadership Mindset - 3rd Set


Leadership is not about words but about action. The Leader, whos actions are always in the interest of the customers and all the stakeholders, will always receive much required support from them. Here is a set of sutras which focuses on building that strength.

04 Leadership Mindset - 4th Set

Leadership‌ ‌is‌ ‌about‌ ‌action‌ ‌and‌ ‌very‌ ‌little‌ ‌to‌ ‌do‌ ‌with‌ ‌Position.‌ ‌Person‌ with‌ ‌Leadership‌ ‌skills‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌at‌ ‌the‌ ‌mercy‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌Title‌ ‌or‌ ‌a‌ Position.‌ ‌ ‌Bhaartiya‌ ‌Shaastras‌ ‌put‌ ‌a‌ ‌lot‌ ‌of‌ ‌emphasis‌ ‌on‌ ‌management‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌inner‌ ‌world‌ ‌to‌ ‌manage‌ ‌the‌ ‌world‌ ‌outside.‌ ‌ The‌ ‌one‌ ‌who‌ ‌is‌ ‌consistently‌ ‌managing‌ ‌the‌ ‌inner‌ ‌world‌ ‌to‌ ‌sense‌ ‌the‌ ‌condition‌ ‌(mental,‌ ‌social,‌ ‌political‌ ‌etc.)‌ ‌of‌ ‌his‌ ‌various‌ ‌partners/stakeholders‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌external‌ ‌conditions;‌ ‌and‌ ‌mould‌ ‌his‌ ‌own‌ ‌actions‌ ‌to‌ ‌achieve‌ ‌the‌ ‌larger‌ ‌purpose.‌

05 Leadership Mindset - 5th Set

Bhaartiya‌ ‌Shaastras‌ ‌lay‌ ‌great‌ ‌emphasis‌ ‌on‌ ‌the‌ ‌Leadership‌ ‌mindset‌ ‌and‌ ‌it‌ ‌starts‌ ‌with‌ ‌thinking‌ ‌about‌ ‌larger‌ ‌good.‌
Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌sutras‌ ‌which‌ ‌will‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌assess‌ ‌your‌ ‌mindset‌ ‌and‌ ‌gently‌ ‌finetune‌ ‌it,‌ ‌as‌ ‌you‌ ‌move‌ ‌ahead.‌

06 Excellence at Workplace - 1st Set

Excellence‌ ‌is‌ ‌not‌ ‌a‌ ‌skill,‌ ‌it’s‌ ‌the‌ ‌attitude.‌ ‌It’s‌ ‌not‌ ‌about‌ ‌exhibiting‌ ‌it‌ ‌once;‌ 

but‌ ‌living‌ ‌it‌ ‌every‌ ‌moment‌ ‌and‌ ‌exhibiting‌ ‌it‌ ‌in‌ ‌each‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌activities.‌ ‌Sutras‌ 
compiled‌ ‌from‌ ‌various‌ ‌Bhaartiya‌ ‌Shaastras‌ ‌emphasizing‌ ‌on‌ ‌Excellence.‌  

07 Excellence at Workplace - 2nd Set

Excellence requires rigorous work and determination to work on self and keep moving up gradually in our offerings to others. Bhaartiya Shaastraas offer a wide array of Sutras on how one can consistently  work on self. Here are a few of them with insights on how to start and then keep working on it

08 Personal Excellence - 1st Set

The‌ ‌best‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌build‌ ‌credibility‌ ‌and‌ ‌gain‌ ‌the‌ ‌respect‌ ‌of‌ ‌others‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌set‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ examples.‌
Demonstrate‌ ‌the‌ ‌behavior‌ ‌that‌ ‌you‌ ‌want‌ ‌people‌ ‌to‌ ‌follow.‌
Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌insights‌ from‌ ‌Bhaartiya‌ ‌Shaastras‌ ‌which‌ will‌ ‌provide‌
you‌ ‌an‌ ‌excellent‌ ‌way‌ ‌to‌ ‌develop‌ ‌our‌ Leadership‌ ‌influence.‌
However,‌ ‌you‌ ‌must‌ ‌be‌ ‌willing‌ ‌to‌ ‌turn‌ ‌the‌ ‌search‌ ‌light‌ ‌within.‌  

09 Personal Excellence - 2nd Set

The‌ ‌role‌ ‌of‌ ‌a‌ ‌Leadership‌ ‌is‌ ‌tough‌ ‌one,‌ ‌the‌ ‌methods‌ ‌don’t‌ ‌have‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌harsh.‌ 
Leadership‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌lesser‌ ‌than‌ ‌Yog.‌ ‌Everything‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌expressed‌ ‌or‌ ‌done‌ ‌has‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ 
merely‌ ‌a‌ ‌demonstration‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌Purpose.‌ ‌Some‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌powerful‌ ‌insights‌ ‌here‌ ‌would‌ 
help‌ ‌you‌ ‌take‌ ‌that‌ ‌journey‌ ‌of‌ ‌Introspection.‌ 

10 Creating Learning Culture

A‌ ‌culture‌ ‌of‌ ‌learning‌ ‌is‌ ‌needed‌ ‌more‌ ‌than‌ ‌ever‌ ‌when‌ ‌the‌ ‌leader‌ ‌wants‌ ‌to‌ ‌combine‌ ‌vision,‌ 
business‌ ‌objectives‌ ‌and‌ ‌the‌ ‌need‌ ‌for‌ ‌new‌ ‌capabilities‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌ever‌ ‌changing‌ ‌business‌ 
environment.‌ ‌Having‌ ‌a‌ ‌culture‌ ‌of‌ ‌learning‌ ‌means‌ ‌that‌ ‌‘learning’‌ ‌becomes‌ ‌a‌ ‌part‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ 
company’s‌ ‌DNA—not‌ ‌compartmentalized‌ ‌into‌ ‌a‌ ‌particular‌ ‌aspect‌ ‌of‌ ‌the‌ ‌culture,‌ ‌or‌ ‌within‌ 
a‌ ‌certain‌ ‌department‌ ‌or‌ ‌function.‌ ‌Here‌ ‌are‌ ‌a‌ ‌few‌ ‌insights‌ ‌on‌ ‌how‌ ‌leaders‌ ‌can‌ ‌utilize‌ ‌every‌ 
challenge‌ ‌into‌ ‌a‌ ‌Learning‌ ‌opportunity.‌ 

11 Strategy

We‌ ‌all‌ ‌agree,‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌relationship‌ ‌which‌ ‌is‌ ‌unmanageable,‌ ‌there‌ ‌is‌ ‌no‌ ‌challenge‌ 
which‌ ‌can‌ ‌not‌ ‌be‌ ‌dealt‌ ‌with‌ ‌-‌ ‌just‌ ‌the‌ ‌right‌ ‌approach‌ ‌is‌ ‌to‌ ‌be‌ ‌identified.‌ ‌For‌ ‌leaders‌ 
choosing‌ ‌this‌ ‌approach‌ ‌is‌ ‌crucial.‌ ‌This‌ ‌set‌ ‌of‌ ‌insights,‌ ‌from‌ ‌Bhaartiya‌ ‌Neeti‌ ‌Shaastras‌ 
will‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌introspect‌ ‌this‌ ‌aspect‌ ‌of‌ ‌Leadership‌ ‌and‌ ‌help‌ ‌you‌ ‌achieve‌ ‌more‌ ‌clarity.‌  

12 Building an Effective Team

Leaders enable the success of high-performance teams; Leaders play a crucial right from selection of the right kind of talent for the right job requirement to creating the right culture or environment. By Valuing the Contributions of the Teams: Leaders facilitate the environment of collaboration and foster a passion for excellence. Nurturing is an important aspect here. Set of sutras in this section will help you great insights on Team building, Team management, Delegation skills.


13 Eternal Indian Wisdom in Contemporary Management Practices

Corporate Governance, as a concept/ practice became vital for the Business world, mooting “more demanding standards of behavior” for Leadership of companies. This amongst other things, was especially required in case of Executive Pay