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What’s your style ? like Lord Ram or Lord Krishna?
In Hindu mythology there are two great epics. One is called Ramayan and different is called Mahabharata. The center story of both these books is around victory of good on evil. In one story Lord Ram leads his army to defeat Ravana in his land, while in the second Lord Krishna oversees Pandavas defeat Kauravas in the battle at Kurushektra.
In Ramayan, Lord Ram is the best soldiers on his side. He leads his army from the front. He creates better Strategies and directs different people to do things which will meet the objectives. His people are happy to follow orders and want to get all the appreciation for being the best executors. Lord Ram set direction and tells people what to do during tough occasions.
Ultimately they won the war and the final outcome was achieved.
On the other hand Lord Krishna told Arjuna, I will not fight the battle. I will never pick any weapon in this war; I would only be there on your chariot as a charioteer. And he did what he said. He never picked up the weapon and he never fought.
Still, Pandavas won the war and final outcome was achieved.
So, what was different? It was their managerial style and it was also the type of people who were being lead.
Lord Ram was main an army of ‘MONKEYS’ who were not skilled fighters and they were looking for direction. While on other hand, Lord Krishna was leading Arjuna who was one of the best archer of his time. While Lord Ram’s role was to show it and lead from the front, Krishna played the role of a coach whose job was to remove cobwebs from his protege's mind. Krishna couldn't educate Arjuna in archery but he may definitely help him see things from a very different perspective.
Here are among the fundamental variations in two types:
Lord Ram- A skilled warrior, lead monkeys, was emotional, gave precise roles and instructions, motivated the army to fight for his cause;
Lord Krishna- works with best the professionals, provides strategic clarity, allows team members to take lead, fights for the cause of the team, didn't depict his true emotions
Look at your team /family and reflect what type of leader/parent you're, one who keeps answering/solving problems for people/kids or who asks relevant questions from their people/youngsters so that they can find their own solution.
Are you someone who tells/directs all the time or someone who clarifies doubts and allows their people/kids to find their own ways?
Are you someone who has monkeys in the team and the way you deal with it or you have the brightest experts in their area getting stuck with issues?
Younger generation doesn't want you to tell or show how things are done, they want to know the meaning of their task and how it makes a difference in this world.
They are Arjuna’s who don’t necessarily seek more skill/knowledge but they need someone to clarify the cobwebs in their mind, if u still apply Lord Ram’s style on them, you are bound to fail as a manager.
On the other hand if there are people who aren't skilled enough but rely on your expertise to sail you through Lord Ram’s style is appropriate.
Isn't it good for us to reflect and think
what managerial style will bring the best result for u and your team / family ?
Is it Lord Ram or Lord Krishna?
Managing Leader vs Coaching Leader!