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Are you ready for the corner office?
Insights from 25 executive coaching experiences

  • Pradipta K. Mohapatra - Co-founder and Chairman, Coaching Foundation India Limited, Co-founder, Chennai Business School Limited
  • Ganesh Chella - Founder, Totus consulting, Coaching Foundation India Ltd, and Totus HR School
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August 2014 | 306 pages | SAGE Response
This book is a collection of 25 inspiring stories about the unique and personal developmental journey of 25 senior leaders towards the corner office. Seen through the eyes of their Executive Coaches, each of these stories tell us how they found answers to critical questions such as ‘Am I ready for it?’, ‘How do I prepare to get there?’, ‘How do I learn to succeed once I get there and how can I enjoy the journey while I am at it?’ The term ‘corner office’ is really a metaphor for anything significant that these leaders wanted to achieve in their professional careers and personal lives.

This unique collection of coaching stories is meant to inspire, help and educate many other leaders who are on a similar quest.


 
Acknowledgements
 
Introduction
 
I: THE CORNER OFFICE SEEN THROUGH THE KEYHOLE OF EXECUTIVE COACHING
 
Executive Coaching in the Indian context
 
The Human Side of Leader Development
 
II: ENHANCING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE
 
The Place of Emotional Intelligence in Leader Effectiveness—B J Prashantham
 
The Importance of the Emotional Side of your Personality
 
When the Flaw Turns Fatal
 
Low Self-Esteem Can Derail a Leader’s Career
 
III: SHAPING ATTITUDES AND BELIEFS
 
Why Attitudes and Beliefs Affect a Leader’s Effectiveness—Zahid Ganjee
 
Transporting the Winning Attitude
 
What Makes People Miserable
 
Executives Succeed When They Refuse to Become Victims of Their Circumstances
 
Celebrating the Feminine Side of a Woman’s Leadership Style
 
IV: DEVELOPING NEW SKILLS, STYLES AND BEHAVIOURS
 
Why Skills, Style and Behaviours Make Such a Huge Difference to a Leader’s Effectiveness—Santrupt Misra
 
Catching Up on Missed Managerial Learning Milestones
 
Developing This Mysterious Thing Called Executive Presence
 
Growing a Business through Disciplined Leadership
 
Helping the Chosen One Claim his Succession Space
 
V: ACQUIRING GLOBAL COMPETENCIES
 
Why Global Competencies Are So Critical Today—Anil Sachdev
 
When Indian Executives Must Measure up to Global Benchmarks
 
It Takes Innovation and Effort to Crack the Competency Code
 
VI: MANAGING CAREER TRANSITIONS
 
Why Career Transitions are Always Challenging—Aroon Joshi
 
Waking Up and Smelling the Coffee
 
The Anxiety of Not Having a Position of Authority
 
Revisiting Functional Leadership
 
The Need for a Coach-Mentor Partnership to Facilitate Radical Career Shift
 
VII: GRAPPLING WITH EMERGING EXECUTIVE AND ENTREPRENEURIAL AGENDAS
 
How Do Executives and Entrepreneurs Grapple with Their Compelling Agendas—R Ramaraj
 
When a Young Entrepreneur Has to Make a Life-Altering Decision
 
Coaching Principles Applied to Peer to Peer Business Mentoring
 
The Importance of a Thinking Partner
 
VIII: ENHANCING COACHING EFFECTIVENESS
 
What Contributes to Coaching Effectiveness—R R Nair
 
The Power of Public Accountability in Influencing Change
 
It Takes Trust, Time and Team Work to Succeed
 
The Pygmalion Effect in Coaching
 
An Introduction to Typical Coaching Processes and Some of the Frequently Used Terms
Each of the 25 vignettes captures different situations and addresses challenges that CEOs would encounter as they grow and make a difference to their organizations. The stories focus on getting people to bring about change by themselves, which is the true secret of effective coaching. A must-read for all aspiring leaders since it helps anticipate potential challenges in their own evolution as leaders.
Govind Iyer
Partner, Egon Zehnder
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Pradipta K. Mohapatra

Pradipta is a business leader with over three decades of experience in managing large Indian businesses as well as British, American, and Japanese Joint Venture companies in India. He pioneered India’s foray into modern organized retailing as well as early digital media and e-commerce.  He has experience in managing businesses in IT, Telecom, Entertainment, Pharmaceuticals and Biotech Businesses. He sits in the board of 20 publicly listed as well as private companies in India, Sri Lanka, Japan, China, UK and USA.  Pradipta has led Industry and Businesses of Southern India by Chairing Confederation of Indian Industries ... More About Author

Ganesh Chella

Ganesh Chella has, in a career spanning over three decades, come to be acknowledged for his contributions as a practitioner and thought leader in the field of Organisation Development, Human Resources and Executive Coaching. After a successful corporate career in Human Resources for 16 years, Ganesh founded totus consulting, a strategic HR consulting firm; Coaching Foundation India Limited, a pioneering institution for coaching and leadership development and totus HR School, an HR capability-building institute.He has authored the book Creating a Helping Organisation: 5 Engaging Ways to Promote... More About Author

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