Where do you go for leadership insights? What makes a good biography? Why does everyone seem to be talking about meaning and purpose? A discussion on books and some recommendations
Category : leadership
Leaders like Elon Musk defy the normative leadership framework. They have strong critics, but also build institutions. How do we decode their success?
Lessons from India Inc’s replica of the IAS
Book review: Tata’s Leadership Experiment: The Story of the Tata Administrative Service
The Tata Administrative Service was created by JRD Tata to find officers who would provide leadership for Tata companies. In this extract from their new book, ‘Tata’s Leadership Experiment’, Bharat Wakhlu, Mukund Rajan and Sonu Bhasin talk about the mixed success of that experiment
Companies have an ableist bias. Youth4Jobs, and the young people they’ve trained, are fighting that bias
Insights from Indra Nooyi’s memoir ‘My Life in Full’, on leadership in a world “where authority and brilliance, to many people, still look like an older gentleman”
Throughout his career, the spin wizard seldom pulled his punches. His aggressive brand of leadership defined the rise of the champion Ranji side—and for the first time challenged Mumbai’s dominance. An extract from the book 'The Sardar of Spin'
The fees they earn is not a measure of how well a consultant has served the client. These three stories of change—of BP’s turnaround, Mexico City’s municipal workers, and of young consultants who want to make a real difference—show what a consultant's job really is. Extracted from Arun Maira’s latest book, ‘The Solutions Factory: A Consultant’s Handbook for Problem-solving’
To transform and build better governance, which of the two levers ought a leader use? Compliance? Or culture?