One more thing ! ......

Jaya Mantram

Management style and Hanuman's Battle cry !

There are some interesting management lessons from Hanuman :

If you follow Hanuman's conversations the leader ship style of Hanuman comes through clearly .

He tells Sita he is only one among many, though he is the only one who can do what he did !!

Even in his soliloquies also he never let the thought that perhaps he is only one who can do!

When you are a leader you are also a servant. You are a servant of the ‘trust' reposed in you. If one does not see this aspect of leadership, but continues to believe that ‘He' is the one, then there will be a disconnect between the leader and the led.

The 'led' may come to believe that the boss is on a trip which is ‘all his own', and withhold from expressing themselves, leaving the 'leader' virtually all alone!!.

The leader may also realize that no body is following him . He may vainly conclude that they are not fit to be led and let the relationship slide down further . Or he may introspect !! .

Even that tells about the leadership style whether it is the unthinking ‘self' led leadership or or that of a thinking leader !

“Effective leader never says ‘I' , he thinks ‘we' . That is not because they have trained themselves to say ‘we' instead of 'I' . They do not think ‘I' but think ‘we'. They think ‘team' . They see the need to ‘lift' the team or ‘make ‘ the team function . They see the need to create the ‘trust' . All of this is straight out of Peter Drucker management .

Hanuman represents the management style which Peter Drucker will happily identify with . Even in his roar reciting "jayamantram" , Hanuman lets it be known that he is the servant of King of Kosala which is to say he is serving a higher purpose not of his own !!

That is the test of leadership - representing a higher purpose than a 'selfish purpose'

We are tempted to reproduce the roar !!

The Jaya mantram...

జయత్యతి బలో రామో లక్ష్మణస్య మహాబలః|
రాజాజయతి సుగ్రీవో రాఘవేణాధిపాలితః||33||
దాసోsహం కోసలేంద్రస్య రామస్యా క్లిష్టకర్మణః|
హనుమాన్ శత్రుసైన్యానాం నిహంతామారుతాత్మజః||34||
న రావణ సహస్రం మే యుద్ధే ప్రతిబలం భవేత్|
శిలాభిస్తు ప్రహరతః పాదపైశ్చ సహస్రశః||35||
అర్దయిత్వా పురీం లంకాం అభివాద్య చ మైథిలీమ్|
సమృద్ధార్థో గమిష్యామి మిషతాం సర్వరక్షసామ్||36||

जयत्यति बलो रामो लक्ष्मणस्य महाबलः।
राजाजयति सुग्रीवो राघवेणाधिपालितः॥33||
दासोsहं कोसलेंद्रस्य रामस्या क्लिष्टकर्मणः।
हनुमान् शत्रुसैन्यानां निहंतामारुतात्मजः॥34||
न रावण सहस्रं मे युद्धे प्रतिबलं भवेत्।
शिलाभिस्तु प्रहरतः पादपैश्च सहस्रशः॥35||
अर्दयित्वा पुरीं लंकां अभिवाद्य च मैथिलीम्।
समृद्धार्थो गमिष्यामि मिषतां सर्वरक्षसाम्॥36||

This is the Famous 'Jaya mantra". Hanuman announces his presence in Ashokvan to get the attention of Ravana.

The authority with which he announces himself is indeed contagious. Seemingly he achieves success by announcing himself as the servant of Rama . He lets go a roar " Victory to Rama". That roar itself disheartens the enemies!

The mystique of these Slokas is that it is sung in First person. Hanuman says it in First person. "Dasoham Kausalendrasya.... When we recite we are automatically reciting in first person !! . I suppose that sentence making ourselves a Rama Bhaktas and hailing the victory of Rama provides a contagious self belief leading to victory.

We might as well recite loudly with vigor.

The energy it gives is worth its purpose.

om tat sat !!