In Search of Change Maestros

In Search of Change Maestros

By: Pritam Singh (author), Asha Bhandarker (author)Hardback

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Gandhi said, "Be the change you want to see in the world." In Search of Change Maestros is a book about leaders who chose to be that change. In Search of Change Maestros documents the contributions of seven great Indian wealth creators and institution builders who thought out of the box and had the vision and fortitude to create world-class Indian corporations that have set global benchmarks. The compilation includes case studies of Kumar Mangalam Birla, M. Damodaran, Sajjan Jindal, K.V. Kamath, Sunil Bharti Mittal, A.M. Naik, and Kiran Mazumdar Shaw. This book highlights: " The personae and leadership styles of the seven maestros. " The growth story and best practices of their corporations. " And, the essential difference that makes the maestros' contribution and legacy different from others. This is a first-of-its-kind work that focuses on outstanding Indian corporate icons-their means, methods, and achievements-and in the process, creates an entirely new paradigm for evaluating Change Maestros and change leaders not only in the corporate world, but also in public life all over the world. With skilful integration of imaginative fables from different cultures into the case studies and synthesis of in-depth interviews, questionnaires, and anthropological analysis, the authors provide a glimpse into the intimate world-view of these Change Maestros and take the readers on a journey to discover how to be the change they want to see.

About Author

Pritam Singh is currently the CEO of LEAD Centre in Gurgaon. Dr Singh is a thought leader with extraordinary insight. Dr Singh is the author of seven critically acclaimed books, three of which are award winning. He has also published over 60 research papers in various national and international journals. He is a globally sought-after speaker and has addressed various Indian and global audiences, including Chambers of Commerce in various countries, notably, Holland, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, UK, USA, Thailand, Mauritius, Egypt, etc. As an academic administrator, Dr Singh has an unparalleled record. With his entrepreneurial vision and path-breaking innovative methods, Dr Singh turned around the fortunes of both MDI-Gurgaon (where he was the director from 1994 to 1998 and from 2003 to 2006) and IIM Lucknow (1998-2003). He steered International Management Institute (IMI) for a period of three years until October 2014, and during this period IMI improved tremendously in reputation and ranking. Quite fittingly, therefore, he earned the repute of Midas Touch Director. As the Chairman and member of several policy-making committees and bodies of the Government of India, he has stamped his perspective on policy issues that surround both management education and corporate management in India. He is currently on the Board of 10 reputed private- and public-sector organizations, helping them initiate the change process and charter a winning corporate strategy. He has been conferred the prestigious 'Padma Shri'-a first in the field of management education. He has also been the recipient of several other prestigious awards, the most notable among them being the 'Global Thought Leader' 2006-2007 by MIRBIS (the Russian School of Business in Moscow), where he was the first Asian to be thus awarded. Thinkers50 India ranked him 27 out of 50 Indian Thinkers (both in India and globally) in 2014. Asha Bhandarker is well known in the field of HR and Leadership Studies in India as a scholar, consultant and researcher. Prior to her current assignment as a Distinguished Professor OB at IMI-Delhi, she was the Raman Munjal Chair Professor of Leadership Studies as well as Dean Research and Consulting at MDI-Gurgaon. She has published 7 books and 40 research papers and cases in peer-reviewed, national and international journals. She was awarded the highly coveted Senior Fulbright Fellowship for research in the United States, where she studied the best business schools and their practices and pedagogies. In addition, she has, over the years, received the Best Paper award, Best Case award and the Best Teacher award. Over the last 28 years, she has worked closely with the corporate sector in the areas of training, organization development and capability building. She is one of a handful of professors working with board levels and top management teams of many organizations. She is a recognized HR expert and has been invited on many boardlevel HR committees. Dr Bhandarker is actively associated with professional bodies and has addressed participants of national and international conferences. She has widely travelled across the USA, Europe and Asia and has rich experience of teaching and consulting in India and abroad.


Foreword Brijmohan Lall Munjal Preface Change Maestros' Kaleidoscope Looking Within, Looking Around, and Looking Beyond - Kumar Mangalam Birla Renaissance Artiste - M Damodaran Romancing Limitless Growth - Sajjan Jindal Enfolding the Future within the Present - K V Kamath The Game Changer - Sunil Bharti Mittal Toward the Next Orbit - A M Naik Entrepreneurial Path Breaker - Kiran Mazumdar Shaw Action Architecture and Persona - Change Maestros Change Maestros' Gestalt References Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9788132105862
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 532
  • ID: 9788132105862
  • weight: 1000
  • ISBN10: 8132105869

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