Philosophy of Management

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 35–49 | Cite as

Wise Leadership in Kautilya’s Philosophy

  • Sandeep SinghEmail author


Kautilya (4th Century B.C.) is a legendary figure in India for not only writing Arthashastra, a treatise that deals extensively with the strategies for building and running a nation based on strong fundamentals of economics and the wisdom of the leader, but also for making Chandragupta Maurya the king of Magadha whose empire later on became the largest empire ever seen in the Indian history. This paper is an attempt to identify the dimensions of wise leadership to subsequently arrive at a wise leadership development model for contemporary times based on the philosophy of Kautilya.


Leadership Wisdom Kautilya Wise leadership model Indian philosophy 


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  1. 1.School of Management SciencesVaranasiIndia

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