In Search of Change Maestros (Response Books)

In Search of Change Maestros (Response Books)

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.

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Pritam Singh is the Director General of International Management Institute, India. Previously, he has been the Director of Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon, India (1994-1998 and 2003-2006), and Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIML), India (1998-2003). An inspiring role model, Dr Pritam Singh has spent his entire life tirelessly doing what he does best: awakening students, academia, corporate heads, and policymakers to raise their excellence to the next level. As the chairman and member of several policymaking committees and bodies of Government of India, he has stamped his perspective on policy issues that surround both management education and corporate management in India. He sits on the boards of more than 20 reputed private- and publicsector organizations, helping them initiate change processes and charter winning corporate strategies. As a consultant, Dr Singh has worked with more than 200 CEOs in India and abroad and conducted more than 100 retreats for the top management of both private- and public-sector organizations as well as multinational corporations. As an academic administrator, Dr Singh's record is unparalleled. With his entrepreneurial vision and path-breaking innovative methods, Dr Singh turned around the fortunes of both MDI (where he was director in the periods 1994-1998 and 2003-2006) and IIML (1998-2003), and, quite fittingly, earned the repute of being the "Midas Touch" director. A thought leader with extraordinary insight, Dr Singh is the author of seven academically reputed 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, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Greece, Russia, UK, USA, Thailand, Mauritius, Egypt, and so on. Dr Singh is and has been a member and the chairman of several important government committees: 1. Chairman, Sub-committee on Institutional Management and Leadership Development in Higher Education, Planning Commission of India (for Twelfth Five Year Plan, 2012-2017). 2. Member, Banking Selection Board (for selecting chairperson, managing directors, and executive directors). 3. Member, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India committee on leadership building for the Indian Administrative Services officers. 4. Member, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India committee for the capacity building of Indian Police Service officers. 5. Member, Tenth Five Year Plan for Higher Education. His distinguished services were acknowledged by the country when the President of India conferred on him the prestigious Padma Shri in 2003 for excellence in education. It was for the first time that any professor and a serving director of a management institute in India received this coveted award in the field of management education. Dr Singh is an MCom (Gold Medalist), Banaras Hindu University (BHU); PhD in Management, BHU; DLit, UP Technical University; and Fulbright Fellow, Kelley School of Management, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. Asha Bhandarker is Raman Munjal Chair Professor of Leadership Studies at Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. She is a distinguished psychologist and management thinker. She was recently awarded the best teacher award 2006-08 by the students of the PGPHR programme at MDI. She has published four books and many articles in various national and international journals. Dr Bhandarker has been a Senior Fulbrighter and has been a Visiting Professor at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and at George Mason University (2004-2005). She has been a visiting fellow at the London Business School (1990).


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

  • publication date: 31/12/2010
  • ISBN13: 9788132105862
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 532
  • ID: 9788132105862
  • weight: 1111
  • ISBN10: 8132105869

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