Goddess Durga represents the power of the Supreme Being. Exactly like a leader! Durga teaches a leader to fight evil forces — which can include selfishness, jealousy, prejudice, hatred, anger, and ego, which can help leader create a secure and safe space for employees. Which means the leader thinks of her surroundings before anything else – very important to run a company.
These are 5 things any Entrepreneur should learn from Goddess Durga…
1. Multi Tasking
Durga Maa with her eight hands epitomizes the word ‘multi-tasking.’ Multi-tasking not only saves time, but it also keeps us mentally active and agile. Multi-tasking makes us independent of the vagaries of time and resources.
2. Women as Entrepreneurs can do wonders
Tale describes that Durga’s fierce battles against evil were without of any male influence. Worth noting! A woman leader is the absolute one and dependent, if she desire to achieve, nothing could stop her.
Goddess Durga comes to us in 9 different avatars (forms) on the 9 days of Navratri. There is a very simple management lesson hidden here. Leader-managers be ready to don a different hat for different situations. Be yourself but adapt your style, tone, stance, manner and involvement as per the situation on hand.
4. Leadership is gender independent
When all other powerful Gods failed to stop the unstoppable demon Mahishasura, the supreme being too had to take a form of Goddess Durga to vanquish the unconquerable. And herein lies the biggest lesson our society and management world can learn – leadership qualities are gender independent!
5. Learning as much as possible from others
The most interesting fact of the tales of her origin is that Shakti – Durga collects the powers of the male gods to save the universe. A leader should also always be ready to learn more, more from others and apply those on a daily basis. But here instead of the cosmic universe, perhaps more practical to focus on her own universe and eco-system.