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Dare to Lead

Dare to Lead
Actionable Leadership Insights Drawn from the Transformation of Bank of Baroda

Second Edition (Updated Edition)
  • Anil K. Khandelwal - former Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda and Dena Bank

September 2022 | SAGE Response
The 10th Anniversary edition of Dare to Lead is a celebration of a globally acclaimed story of transformation with many actionable insights and lessons for leaders. This updated edition with new content including a leadership code makes it is a comprehensive book on leadership, showing a road map for undertaking successful transformation in a constrained system.
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
Foreword by Peter Cappelli
Introduction to 10th Anniversary Edition
Public Sector Banks: An Overview
A Chequered Beginning
Foundation for Leadership Journey
An Ambiguous Phase
Vindication of Faith through People Processes
Changing the Hearts and Minds
Dress Rehearsal for Transformation
CEO Dena Bank: Resurrection and Revival
Return of the Native: Quest for Creating a Happening Bank
First 100 Days: The Tearing Hurry for Quick Wins
9:30 AM Meetings: The Crucible for Culture Change
Crafting the Future: Project Parivartan
Gathering Field Wisdom
Harnessing Human Capital
Motivation and Engagement of the Front Line
Redefining Management–Union Dynamics
Rebranding: Beyond Cosmetic Surgery
Innovations in Customer Experience
Deepening Customer Connect
Romancing with Retail
Chartering a New Future through Technology
Resurrecting Credit Function with a Bang
Creating India’s International Bank
Regaining Supremacy on the Home Turf
Taking the Board on Board
Celebrating the Century
The Last Lap
Goodbye Bank of Baroda
My Personal Code of Leadership
Fifteen Actionable Insights on Transformation
Khandelwal’s Leadership: An Academic Perspective by Pradip Khandwalla
Enduring Transformation: The Challenges of Leadership in Constrained Systems by M. S. Sriram

‘Anil Khandelwal’s insider account of the transformation of a bank in India is a guide to the challenges of success in emerging markets that will be valuable for global managers of the future.’

Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Harvard Business School, USA and author of Confidence and Supercorp

‘A rare story of courage, passion and commitment…. A must-read for CEOs and all those who want to leave a legacy.’

Vijay Govindarajan
Professor, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA

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ISBN: 9789354795312