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The Art of Business Leadership
Indian Experiences


August 2007 | 300 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This extremely interesting book proposes a new look at the complex world and characteristics of Indian business leadership. It is based on the author's personal interaction and painstaking research on some of India's leading businessmen and businesswomen, who have been very successful in transforming the organizations and the people they lead, into vibrant and growing entities. Presenting a unique perception and vision of business leadership in India, the book explores this complex subject and its dynamics in today's challenging global business environment.

Key Features
  • Provides an understanding of personality differences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Offers an overview of Indian culture and the unique characteristics of Indian business
  • Presents an in-depth analysis of Indian business leadership
  • Explores the concept of service leadership
  • Gives transcripts of interviews with key business leaders in India
  • Examines lessons for future research and proposed models of leadership

 
Foreword
 
Preface
 
Introduction
 
Leadership Thoughts and Theories
 
Understanding Personality Differences at Work
 
Overview of Indian History and Culture
 
My Personal Experiences with Business Leadership
 
Select Indian Business Leaders
Kishore Biyani, G V Prasad, Bhaskar Bhat, Niru Mehta, Santrupt Misra, R Gopalakrishnan, Ravi Kant, Harsh C Mariwala, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Subroto Bagchi, R Seshasayee, Captain G R Gopinath

 
 
Interpretations and Lessons for the Future
 
Bibliography
 
Index

Leadership in India and its dynamics, in today’s challenging global business environment, is a complex subject. A new book makes it easy.

Economic Times

This Extremely interesting book proposes a new look at the complex world and characteristics of India business leadership. It is based on author’s personal interaction and research on some of India’s leading businessmen and businesswomen, who have been very successful in transforming the organisations and the people they lead, into vibrant and growing entities.

Indian Management

Give interesting glimpses into the lives of some leaders who were in position at the right time to grab the opportunities of India Emergent. And that is the plus point of the book.

Business India

The Art of Business Leadership is a good attempt by Professor Balasubramanian to map leadership styles in paradigm. While many of the leaders have been interviewed, profiled, written about exhaustively in the various pink papers and business magazines, and now in business channels, this may be the rare occasion their views have been featured in a book. The selection of companies is an interesting mix of the public and private sector and also the leaders from a cross-section of the industry from engineering to pharmaceuticals, telecom and services. The book is a mix of the pedantic theory and interesting real life business.

The Financial Express

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ISBN: 9780761935872
$35.00