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BHADARGE SANTOSH PRALHAD
DURGESH PAL SINGH
"To save a family, abandon a man;
to save the village, abandon a family;
to save the country, abandon a village;
to save the soul, abandon the earth."
4.Role in Mahabharata
6.Principles of Vidurneeti
7.Modern management based on Vidurneeti
8.Vidurneeti in personal life
Mythological character from Dwaparyuga
Born in Kuru Dynasty of Hastinapur
Incarnation of god of death, Yama Dharma Raja
Half – Brother of Dhitrastra and Pandu
Prime Minister of Hastinapur Kingdom
Oldest Management Guru
Essence from character
Good understanding of Right and Wrong
Presented truth without Hesitation
Advised king without any Fear
Always remained Unbiased
Never crossed Limits
Never supported War
Vidur: Complete dedication
Helped Bhisma to decide the king of Hastinapur
Cautioned Dhitrastra about Duryodhana
Tried to supress the ambition of Duryodhana
Guided Yudhisthir as future leader
Helped Kunti in crisis situation
Helped Dhitrastra in deciding the prince of Hastinapur
Helped Pandavas to escape from Lakshagraha
Opposed the dice play and Draupadi Humiliation in court
Relentlessly endeavoured to avoid war
Preached Dhitrastra in form of Vidurneeti
Resigned from the post of Prime Minister before war
3rd chapter of Udyoga Parva of Mahabaratha
Vidura-niti, or Vidura's Statecraft, narrated in
the form of a dialogue between Vidura and
The precursor in some ways to Chanakyaneeti
Ethics, morality and tactical policy
Followed and implemented by anyone
Managing of enterprises, ethical interpretation
of opportunities and managing of resources.
Division of labour
Assign job based on potential of labour
Adopt different strategies with different people
Overall decision making and supervision must
remain with oneself
Parity of Authority & Responsibility
Authority and responsibility must co exist
Authority without responsibility- Irresponsible
Responsibility without authorityIneffectiveness
Unity of control & command
Single Person to lead
Avoids Confusion, Misunderstanding &
Ideal policy maker
Examines pros & cons and then acts
Honest with balanced Judgment and Foresight
Power of right judgment
Understands things in the right sense
Not blinded by emotions or biased
Lead by example
Has sound knowledge of varied subjects &
capability of prudent decision-making
can do efficient and effective work
Proper communication through
right channel at the right time.
A successful manager should speak likable,
comfortable words at the right time to the right
If he does that he commands respect from people
around. He can get things done in a jiffy.
This will bring harmony among people in the
organization, thus paving the way for ever-lasting
Never underestimate anyone
A good leader will not undermine the capability or
underestimate the ability of anyone.
There is every chance that even a small competitor
can bring down the market leader or big business.
Also he would be considered a smart manager If
he does not fight or challenge those who are
bigger than him in every sense.
The one who challenges and succeeds during the
challenge at the right time is called valiant.
Foresight for every action is essential
Manager has to have a proper foresight before doing any
Once he is convinced that the action is beneficial to his
organization, he need to work till the objective is achieved.
The person should have the right focus on the
benefit that was to be derived and work towards the
attainment of the same.
Manager needs to find out that with whose
support/help this intended action could be achieved
in a successful way, else the task will be either
incomplete or spoilt.
Conduct of a Wise Man
A wise man understands the values
of all things – Animate or
Conduct of a Wise Man
Learns from others
Minds his own business
A wise man is never result oriented
Conduct of a Wise Man
• Never adopts short cuts
• Effectively communicates with peers
• Willing to learn from anybody
• Always humble
Word of advice
A wise man never seeks advice from four types
of people. They are –
Persons with partial knowledge
Persons who deliberately delay work
Inherently lazy people
Duty of Wise Man
The duty of a wise man is to protect people
especially of the following four types
Good friends in need
Widowed childless sister
Choosing right project and
A wise man should identify tasks
which require minimum resources
and effort that will give maximum
benefits and implemented swiftly.
Managing important Projects
The aspects with which they are related
Costs and benefits( in the long-term)
The major impediments and then take a decision
Once decided swiftly implement.
Impulsive decision should not be
Essential Qualities for Wise
Self-awareness and Self-control
Clarity of Goals
Quickly understands and classifies people in to Three
categories –Exceptionally competent, above average, Ordinary
Allocate work as follows:
1. First category: Work of strategic
2. Second category: Work of Moderate
3. Others: Routine work
Vidur remained undeviated from the path of truth throughout
He carried out his duties selflessly with full dedication and
The great war of Mahabharata could have been averted if
Dhitrastra could have considered his advices.
Vidur was a master manager and his ideas of management
still holds good.
Vidurneeti tells us how to carry out managerial activities
day to day life.
He lays a great deal of stress on importance of correct
He brings out the qualities and practices of wise man and
Vidur put forth the character of a person to be superior
among any other aspect in whatever situation it may be.
Even krishna respected vidura for his proficiency of
knowledge in all spheres.