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The Art of Business Leadership

The Art of Business Leadership
Indian Experiences

First Edition

August 2007 | 300 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This engaging book proposes a new look at the complex world and characteristics of Indian business leadership. The book is based on the author's personal interaction and painstaking research with some of India's leading businessmen and businesswomen. 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. In addition to exploring some of the fundamental and contemporary theories and concepts of leadership, it also provides:

" an understanding of personality differences using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

" an overview of Indian culture and the unique characteristics of Indian business

" an in-depth analysis of Indian business leadership

" the concept of service leadership

" transcripts of interviews with key business leaders in India

" lessons for future research and proposed models for leadership

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

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