Who can tell what it really takes to be an effective leader today?
The most successful CEOs can!
From inside the minds of top CEOs of India, here are invaluable lessons on the most significant aspects of leadership. This compilation of short personal narratives by iconic business leaders tells us how even the most accomplished leaders had to discover their leadership calling and develop their traits with conscious initiative and practice.
Most leadership literature is too formal, too didactic. Leadership, however, is not and will never be a "one-size-fits-all" concept. This book is born out of the need for learning the art of leadership from the unique examples of the most successful leaders.
With contributions from celebrated business leaders like Raghav Bahl, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Tarun Das, Adi Godrej, Chanda Kochhar, R.A. Mashelkar, N.R. Narayana Murthy, Deepak Parekh, and M.V. Subbiah, this book leads the reader to appreciate the journey of the these leaders from being undistinguished individuals to becoming celebrated corporate luminaries; to draw inspiration and learn from their struggles and achievements.
Foreword - R Gopalakrishnan Preface Lessons from the Infosys Journey - N R Narayana Murthy Carrying on the Leadership Tradition - M V Subbiah The Importance of Being "You" - Adi Godrej The Turning Points in Our Journey of Transformation - Kumar Mangalam Birla Imprints of the Past and What it Will Take to Succeed in the Future - Deepak Parekh The Audacity of Ambition - Raghav Bahl Leadership A Personal Narrative - Tarun Das Practicing Leadership in Contemporary India: A Personal Experience - Chanda Kochhar Leading Institutions and Thought Leadership - R A Mashelkar