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Declaring Breakdowns

Declaring Breakdowns
Powerfully Creating a Future That Matters, Through 6 Simple Steps

First Edition
  • Sameer Dua - Founder and CEO, The Institute for Generative Leadership, Pune, India
Critical Acclaim

May 2016 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Each one of us, in every area of our life, has an almost certain, probable, default future. But is this future acceptable?

This book provides a simple 6-step framework to actively create a future of one’s choice. It gives an insight into several generative leadership distinctions which, when practised, have the potential of having a significant positive impact on performance.

Foreword by Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Foreword by Robert (Bob) Dunham
Preface: The 5AM Club
The Centrality of Conversations
Interruptions That Require Coping
Declaring Breakdowns
Get Present to ‘What Is So’ (Assertions)
Default Future
Creating a New Future
Identifying Missing Actions
Conversation for Action
Appendix 1: Old Interpretation to New Interpretation
Appendix 2: Form for Declaring a Breakdown and Creating a Future of Design
Appendix 3: Distinctions

‘I believe, from the leadership perspective, the next big thing after disruptive thinking would be to actively ‘‘declare breakdowns’’.’

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

‘Highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to change their life and create a new future.’

Kiran Karnik,
Ex-President, NASSCOM

If you are looking to actively create a better future for yourself, a future of your choice, then this book is the tool to show you the way. A great read as well as a fantastic advisor!’

Gerd Hoefner,
MD and CEO, Siemens Technology and Services Pvt. Ltd

‘Couldn't be more relevant for the current times. For a world that is changing very rapidly compared to yesteryears, Sameer's insights definitely deserve a read.’

Tapan Singhel,
MD and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Co. Ltd

“Self-help and management books aren’t the easiest of starts for a debut writer. Especially when there’s the danger of simplifying and generalising in a book like Declaring Breakdowns… The book attempts to present a reality check of sorts to a reader who is sometimes blinded by monotony, to foresee what [the author] terms as ‘default future’. “

The Hindu, September 26, 2016

‘Highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to change their life and create a new future.’

Kiran Karnik,
Ex-President, NASSCOM

[This book] empowers readers to design a future of choice through an introspection of their potential in doing so…the author offers numerous generative practices at the end of each chapter to embody new learning through actions…. The book provides a fresh insight to one and all to open up the mind and approach life in a different manner…hence, it is highly recommended to take the journey of going through the book in order to get trained in transforming a default future to a preferred one.

Global Business Review,
Vol 18 (Issue 1), February 2017

Once you come to know that life is not going to be as you desire or thought of you get the power and confidence to redesign your future and how it should be done- the book tells all about that. A very motivating book for all those who want to create a new future for themselves.

Business Manager, August 2016

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ISBN: 9789351509837