Dare to lead

Editor’s Choice

Actionable Insights on Leadership from a HR Icon turned Exceptional CEO

Leaders don’t need sermons; they need insights and the book Dare to Lead successfully address this issue through its lucidly written chapters that connect with readers. It is a case study of remarkable successful transformation of an organization in Indian Banking industry which is accepted, recognized and appreciated globally.

The revised and updated edition of this popular book, Dare to Lead by Dr. Anil K. Khandelwal, former Chairman and Managing Director, Bank of Baroda, recently released by the Penguin continue to occupy the space of national best seller as authentic guide on Transformational leadership in the business and management world globally.

Research demonstrates that around 70% of business organisation transformation fail due to one reason or the other but here is a story of very successful bank transformation in spite of many constraints.

Dr. Khandelwal is a HR specialist and through his leadership action he demonstrated that HR has potential to turn around a large commercial organization. He is a precious jewel in the crown of HR profession.

This is perhaps the only book which demonstrates the remarkable transformation of a large size organization using human processes and leadership action. This book has attracted globally eminent academics like Dave Ulrich (Michigan) Peter Capelli (Wharton), Rosabeth Moss Kanter (Harvard), top civil servants like Vinod Rai, former secretary and CAG and industry icons like Anand Mahindra to positively comment about many insightful learning in this book. The book has been much applauded by public sector, private sector and multi-national organisations.
The new revised edition has many new features. After every chapter there is a section on Learning from reflections. A new chapter on 15 actionable insights on transformation has been added. New episodes in customer-centricity and employee-centricity makes the book more valuable. Prof M.S. Sriram, IIM, Bangalore has contributed an insightful piece on this transformation story “Enduring transformation : The challenges of leadership in a constrained system”. Prof. Sriram article demonstrates that the foundational steps taken by Dr. Khandelwal in transforming the bank have created a path of possibilities for continued transformation of the bank after he left from making Bank of Baroda as one of the most valuable brands in the Indian Banking Industry.

The most captivating part of the book is the chapter on “My personal code of Leadership” by author having numerous learning for every aspiring manager and leader.

CEOs, managers and leaders at every level and students of leadership would benefit from this radical transformational story of a large organization with several inherent constraints.

Dr. Anil K. Khandelwal, the author of this book has been featured in Business Manager magazine several times and has been on editorial Board for many years.

The book is available on Amazon.

Readers may interact from the author @ akk1948@gmail.com

Dare to lead

Author : Anil K. Khandelwal
Publisher : Penguin Randoom House India Pvt. Ltd., 4th Floor, Capital Tower 1, MG Road, Gurugram-122 002 (Haryana)
Price : Rs. 599
Website : www.penguin.co.in

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