Lord Krishna- 10 Lessons from the Master Strategist & Management Leader.

Rishikesh Aroor
5 min readDec 30, 2020


Player of Flute
Dark Skinned Man
Ever Youthful
Smiling face
-These are all the definitions of Lord Shri Krishna

Lord Krishna is the divine incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Krishna was born in a Jail Cell. Vasudeva or Krishna as we know him is the 8th Avatar of Lord Vishnu.

He was born in the Dwarapar Yuga with the aim to establish Dharma (Righteousness) and Destroy the Adharma (Unrighteous) & to protect the innocent.

Lord Krishna was an expert in 16 forms of arts (Kala). Lord Shri Krishna is said to be the complete form (Purusha) of the Divine. During his 123 years on earth, he destroyed many rakshasas & evil kings.

He played a crucial role in the Kurukshetra war of the Pandavas and Kauravas. He was the charioteer of Pandava Prince Arjuna.

Lord Shri Krishna taught us the art of detachment and Karma Yoga (Work for the sake of work)


Lord Shri Krishna taught this world the value of having a smiling face. No matter what situation came in front of him, Lord Krishna never shied away from smiling. Even in times of trouble, his precious smile gave hope & courage to lost souls.


Lord Shri Krishna loved his work, he never abandoned his position for any gains or any faults. He is a testament to the current generation on why one must do their work passionately. Not only that, but he also enjoyed playing Bansuri, cow herding, dancing, games, and singing.


Detachment is a unique quality given to humans by the great book the Bhagavad Gita. The Gita was spoken by Lord Krishna 5000 years ago to Arjuna on the battlefield of Kurukshetra. Krishna had to detach himself from all the people who cared for him & loved him because he was a divine incarnation and unless his work on earth is done he cannot stay entangled in relations. Even after his work on earth got completed, he maintained his detached nature till his last breath.


Once Lord Shri Krishna & his fellow clan had to escape Mathura due to the terror of King Jarasandha. Lord Krishna had already planned to build a great city in Dwarka. King Ugrasen and all the Yadava Clan Lords didn't like the decision of leaving Mathura, but Lord Krishna convinced them that he had already planned a city in Dwarika. Trusting his words King Ugrasena asked Lord but the city must be under construction, in the meantime where will the clan mates live? Lord Krishna assured King Ugrasena that he was aware of Jarasandhas's threat and had made plans for a new city in advance. He had contacted Vishwakarma the builder of gods to build for him a new city. The City was believed to have flying cars, advanced Buildings & high tech security systems.

Quick Wit

We all know the stories of Shri Krishna where he uses his wit to overcome his opponents. This is a talent unique to the lord and no Pandava prince possessed this unique trait. This in fact helped the Pandavas several times.


Once Lord Krishna requested King Ugrasena to migrate the citizens of Mathura to another city due to the constant attacks by King Jarasandha. On this request, King Ugrasena asked Lord Krishna that what will the people think about him, will not call him a coward (Ranchod). To this Lord Krishna replied, it is better to save his people than to die in an unnecessary bloody battle. He was okay about his name being tarnished as his only concern was the safety of his people.


Lord Shri Krishna was known in India for his Charisma & style. His unique sense of humor and charismatic way of speaking had such a great impression that it flocked several numbers to his side. This indeed helped Pandavas during the Kurukshetra war.


Lord Shri Krishna was a skilled negotiator. He used his negotiation skills on several occasions. Before the commencement of the Kurukshetra war, Lord Shri Krishna exhausted all his negotiation skills with the Kauravas to stop the war. He also tried several times to convince King Dhritrashtra to give enough land to Pandavas in order to rule. Although King Dhritrashtra accepted this offer, Duryodhana did not. Kurukshetra war is the consequent event of this.

King Maker

From the start of the commencement of the Kurukshetra war to the gathering of allies (warriors) for the war to the throne ceremony of Chakravarti Yudhisthira, Lord Krishna stood beside the Pandavas. This fact is enough to say that he is a true kingmaker.

Able Administrator & an Excellent Warrior

Lord Shri Krishna donated 16000 cows laced in gold to Brahmins every day. Lord Krishna was punctual about administration and rules. Dwarka was considered to be the most advanced & richest city in the world at that time!
It is said that Lord Krishna had assembled one of the strongest armies the world had ever seen, the Narayani Sena. This army had the capacity to conquer the whole world without much effort. In one story, Lord Krishna accepted Duryodhana’s request to acquire the Narayani Sena on Kaurava camp & Lord Krishna as Arjuna’s charioteer on the Pandava side. Arrogant Duryodhana didn't acquire the service of the Lord & the greatest strategist the world has ever seen, as he mistook Krishna to be a mere mortal.