Values-based Leadership:

Inclusive Leadership

Management by Consciousness

A Holistic Value-oriented Approach To Management

By: Anastasia Bibikova and Vadim Kotelnikov

"It is not so much the act that matters, but the consciousness in which it is done."  

Sri Aurobindo

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Corporate Consciousness Strategies

By Dick Conrad, Senior Vice President, Hewlett Packard2

The following strategies and considerations are offered for any organization taking on a global citizenship initiative:

  1. Commit. Senior management must be engaged, including the senior managements of your suppliers. Expectations should be set and the program should be put into writing. These activities articulate the commitment.

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  1. Create Awareness. The program and its goals need to be continually reinforced, setting the context with employees and the supply base. Develop a Web site; make the program an agenda item that routinely gets discussed and stays on people's radar screens. It's also important to share and sell the benefits of the program. Your suppliers should know that those who commit to your program will enjoy a larger share of the business.

  2. Communicate and Collaborate. Open communication and active engagement is much more effective than any policing actions. This communication leads to rapid improvement.

Put Values First

  1. Partnering for Success. Partnerships occur on several levels, including a) internal stakeholders (particularly those supplier-facing people), b) supply chain members, c) industry groups, d) government offices, and e) non-government organizations.


Philosophy of Konosuke Matsushita, Founder of Panasonic

  • Recognizing our responsibilities as industrialists, we will devote ourselves to the progress and development of society and the well-being of people through our business activities, thereby enhancing the quality of life throughout the world..

  • Possessing material comforts in no way guarantees happiness. Only spiritual wealth can bring true happiness. If that is correct, should business be concerned only with the material aspect of life and leave the care of the human spirit to religion or ethics? I do not think so. Businessmen too should be able to share in creating a society that is spiritually rich and materially affluent... More

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Management by Consciousness Defined

Management by consciousness is a holistic approach to managing. It starts with managing your 'self' first. Self and Self-management is an essential step to the new management era... More

 The Wheel of Life: Eastern  vs. Western View

According to G.P Gupta1, management by consciousness is "an exercise in harmonizing men, material and methods toward the fulfillment of goals leading to human development, social benefit and global welfare."

Use brain stilling when you need to arrive wisely and peacefully to a rational and enduring decision.

The Tree of Business

 Case in Point  Konosuke Matsushita

To Panasonic's founder Konosuke Matsushita his mission of manufacture was to overcome poverty, to relieve society as a whole from misery, and bring it wealth.

Business and production, to Matsushita, were not meant to enrich only the business owners, investors, employees or shops, but all the rest of the society as well. Matsushita never talked narrowly about maximizing shareholder value as the proper goal of an enterprise. Although he did speak often about generating wealth, his emphasized the psychological and spiritual aspects of being – for the good of all people.

“Big idealistic / humanistic goals and beliefs are not incompatible with success in business. They may even foster achievement, at least in a rapidly changing context, by supporting those habits, which encourage growth,” Matsushita said.

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Lessons from Konosuke Matsushita, Panasonic's Founder

  • The mission of the company is to enrich society... More

10 Management Lessons from Matsushita


12 Breakthrough Modern Management Ideas

Source: Harvard Economic Review Summary by Anastasia Bibikova.

The best ideas related to the practice of management. If you know somebody has used them, don’t try to repeat. Simply consider them, debate them and let them inspire your own thinking!...

12. Management and the Self: New generation style of management – is self-management and self-coaching. You can’t change the others and the world around without changing yourself.  So start with your own consciousness!... More

Inspirational Leader: 10 Roles


The spiritual effectiveness of work depends on your inner attitude. "Whatever you do, do it always carefully. Any work done with care becomes interesting. Nothing is too small to be neglected, the same care meets all circumstances. It is better to do it well than to do it quickly," writes Sri Aurobindo3


“In absolute silence sleeps an absolute power”, says Shri Aurobindo.

Meditation is the most powerful mind tool ever developed. Meditation has been scientifically proven to improve creativity, intelligence, memory, alertness, and to integrate left and right brain functioning. It has been shown to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. In a word, meditation is an invaluable tool to ensure that your employees are at their very best - every day... More

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  1. "Management with a Difference", Dr. G.P.Gupta

  2. "Our Future Supply Management Lies in Today's Corporate Consciousness", Dick Conrad, Senior VP, HP

  3. Writings of Sri Aurobindo

  4. "How To Build a Great Company," Narayana Murthy

  5. "Develop a Clear Vision," Brian Tracy

  6. "Management By Consciousness – The Practice", Chandra Rajaram

  7. Real Power: Business Lessons from the Tao Te Ching, James A. Autry & Stephen Mitchell

  8. SMART Executive,  Vadim Kotelnikov

  9. Harnessing Cultural Intelligence (CQ), Vadim Kotelnikov

Cultural Intelligence

Management by Consciousness and the Eastern Philosophy

Managing Cultural Differences

Cross-cultural Communication

Balancing Your Life and Business Wheels

The Tao of Business Success

Buddha's Path To Liberation

10-Step Yoga Guideline for Resolving Inner and Outer Conflict

World Cultures

Integral Yoga


Sri Aurobindo

Business Leader 360

30 Lessons from Konosuke Matsushita

Effective Leadership

Smart Business Architect

Develop a Clear Vision

Sustainable Growth Strategies

Balanced Approach to Business Systems

6Ws of Corporate Growth

5 Keys To Building a Great Company

Look at Your Company from Outside In As Well As Inside Out