"Life is simple and all great things are hidden in simple things and certainly not in great things"—Author
Simplified and elucidative exposition on various levels of leadership - self, interpersonal, societal and managerial - through a conversational tone is the hallmark feature of this book. Anyone who wants to explore, discover, modify and apply behavior, attitude, skill and knowledge to become a content and successful leader in thought, action or situation should read this book. The author has drawn from his long personal and professional experience, Gandhian philosophies, and writings of Lal Bahadur Shastri and saints of wisdom, to demystify the "mystical halo" around Leadership. This is not merely a prescriptive book. Here, the author, while on one hand rolls out a tried and tested framework for adoption by the self, on the other tries to be a friend and guide by the side of the reader, sharing anecdotes, experiences and learnings helping him/her in pursuit of becoming an effective leader.
The book deals with the following three areas of leadership exploration:
1. The Beautiful Self Learning Habits Goal Clarity Initiative Time Management & Prioritisation Professionalism Courtesy Ethics, Honesty & Integrity Health Empowerment Self-Belief Personal Organization 2. Inter-Personal Relationship Role Clarity Relationships & Perception Management Feedback Sensitivity& Empathy Delegation Accountability & Responsibility Moral Quotient Spiritual Quotient 3. Emotional Maturity and Intelligence Objectivity & Perception Inclusiveness Service Orientation Negotiating for Win-Win Strategic Thinking & Business Savvy Quality Consciousness Motivating & Developing Self and Others Leadership Communication Team Working Change Innovation and Creativity Mentoring and Coaching – People Development.
S Prabhakar Kamath :- S Prabakar Kamath is a Human Resource Professional of 1977 vintage. He runs his own OD and HR consultancy called P3 HR solutions, and has facilitated in excess of 1,00,000 lakh mandays of training interventions for various organizations across the world. He enjoys his role as an executive coach enabling top executives of a few organizations. He has held senior HR positions with reputed organizations such as Ashok Leyland, Eicher, BILT and Caltex (Now part of Chevron). He is a passionate executive coach, educator and facilitator, also a visiting professor at leading business schools in India and abroad. He has been awarded Ph.D and holds triple postgraduate degrees.
M B Athreya :- "Even those who have been very successful in their leadership roles could benefit from reading the book. What one has done well, intuitively, becomes clearer."Avijit Das :- "A wonderful book for anyone who wants to understand and do things to excel as a leader! Dr Kamath has lived up to his reputation of a master craftsman when it comes to saying difficult things in a simple and an understandable manner."Manu Rikhye :- This book is for anyone who wants to explore, discover, modify and apply behavior, attitude, skills and knowledge to become a successful leader in thought, action or situation. The author has drawn from his long personal and professional experience, Gandhian philosophies, writings of Lal Bahadur Shastri, and saints of wisdom, to demystify the mystical halo around Leadership. In his inimitable style, the author has explored three dimensions of leadership - Personal effectiveness, Interpersonal effectiveness and Leadership effectiveness.