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The common dimensions of Change Maestros encapsulate all of the significant elements of highly successful leaders and when embedded in the stories of seven extraordinary change agents of history, they bring out the understanding of what such leaders are about to all of us in a powerful and provocative way.
In Search of Change Maestros is based on an empirical research to study the leadership styles and persona of some of the most recognized names in the Indian corporate world and the impact they have made on the institutions led by them…The authors have built effectively on qualitative data culled out from the in-depth interviews of quantitative data collected through structured questionnaires, to highlight and understand key elements that categorises change leaders…Many fascinating stories and folklores have been blended with the conceptual frames and research findings to c
The book is a clinically thorough attempt, perhaps, the first book post-1991, to analyse the trailblazing business successes of modern India. The authors have impeccable credentials with vast experience in management teaching and consulting with myriad organizations. The academic approach is clearly visible with the appendices strewn throughout containing extensive data and analyses…. Change Maestros is a commendable effort to quantify the industrial successes post-liberalised India. The authors have sincerely attempted to go behind the scene to dig out the story.
In Search of Change Maestros attempts at chronicling the functioning of seven business leaders in the last decade and a half. The book is not a search as the title says, but a careful aggregation of milestones and events, based on the somewhat unusual approach of combining qualitative research and interviews with employees and juniors. A book like Change Maestros is a useful addition to bookshelves, particularly if you want to look back at the bare facts about how some of India’s most successful corporations and business groups have evolved.
In Search of Change Maestros is a unique contribution. It provides powerful and meaningful insights on change, strategy, and role of the leader. I highly recommend this book to all leaders and those aspiring to become Change Maestros.
During a period where change leadership is in short supply globally, the authors have provided us with an amazing book containing some outstanding examples of change leaders from India.
This book celebrates our home-grown heroes without apology or inhibition! It is a telescopic vision of the vast mindscape of transformational leadership. In this, the authors are pathfinders. The dizzying array of stories, cases, and evidence-based concepts will be a part of our academic and corporate folklore for many years to come.
Pritam Singh and Asha Bhandarker's selection of the cast of Change Maestros in the book In Search of Change Maestros is remarkable for its extensive representation: a young inheritor; an empire builder; an indomitable entrepreneur; a tenacious innovator; a righteous bureaucrat; an expansionist technocrat; and a prescient banker.
This book reflects a magnificent understanding of what leads to building great Indian corporations. It shows how outstanding Indian leaders have woven growth and people power, keeping in view cultural uniqueness, into the organizational fabric for creating outstanding and globally competing organizations. It is definitely the book you must read if you wish to seek inspiration and gain understanding of the intricacies for managing change.
After a long time, I read a management book that is not only original and backed by solid research but also lucidly narrated. This book will be an invaluable asset for every manager around the world who aspires to make a difference to society and organizations.
An excellent and mind boggling work, In Search of Change Maestros beautifully dovetails research with flowing narrative. Depth and scale of this book are fascinating.
The seven change maestros whose stories of leadership, quest for excellence, entrepreneurial innovation, value-driven governance and empowerment to people presented in this book are truly the icons for the new generation leaders.
In 1982 Tom Peters wrote his all time best seller IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE which had a lasting impact on millions of people. New Dr. Pritam Singh and Dr. Asha Bhandarker have come up with a brilliant book, In Search of Change Maestros. I am positive that this book too will bring a major change in thinking of management practitioners, academia and students.
The book is backed by rigorous research and very intelligibly narrated to make the readers develop an understanding of what leads to the building of great Indian corporations. It has successfully bridged the gap of scholarly work on the great leaders of Indian organization; profile and persona of seven maestros discussed in the book are truly the icons of new generation leaders.