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The Indian CEO

The Indian CEO
A Portrait of Excellence

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July 2007 | 264 pages | SAGE Response
Recognizing the pivotal role of leadership in building sustainable corporations, this book analyzes the key qualities that go into the making of a successful CEO in the Indian business environment. Based on a landmark study which covered some of the most successful business leaders in India, The Indian CEO uses the framework developed by David McClelland of Harvard University, to determine key competencies necessary for Indian business leaders to steer their corporations in the rapidly changing business and social environments.

This book is based on in-depth interviews with outstanding Indian business leaders, and includes a detailed study of the most effective behaviors vis-à-vis the most common situations faced by these leaders; and the behaviors and characteristics of Indian CEOs vis-à-vis their global counterparts. The authors discuss qualities such as change and team leadership, accountability, empowerment, networking and executive maturity among other critical dimensions of leadership in this emerging economy.
Foreword Richard E Boyatzis
Foreword by Richard E. Boyatzis
Indian Leaders: Challenges in Execution
Research Methods
Introduction to the Indian CEO Model
A Case Study of Competencies in Action
Socially Responsible Business Excellence
Energizing the Team
Managing the Environment
Inner Strength
In a Turnaround Situation
In Improving a Business
In Launching Something New
In Boundary Management
The Way Forward

The book, The Indian CEO, chronicles the results of the study and identifies a set of leadership qualities that has enabled the CEOs to lead their companies to the top. Based on in-depth interviews and case studies, the book covers different situations the CEOs had to tackle: turnarounds start-ups and improving a steady state.

Outlook Business

This book describes the consistent characteristics and behaviour of the best Indian CEOs at this time….The book conveys some suggestions for various ways to make the overall Indian context more enabling of business success and growth.

Free Press Journal

This book should be interesting not only for organisational management experts and business leaders, but also for public  servants interested in the world leadership and human resource management, For it has a message not only for our existing leaders across all sectors but also for those waiting in the wings.

The Financial Express

This book is a much-needed addition to the small but growing literature on management in India.

Business Today

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Signe Spencer

Signe M Spencer is Senior Consultant at HayGroup, in the McClelland Center for Research and Innovation. A graduate in psychology from the University of Chicago, she also studied M.Ed. in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard. At HayGroup, Ms. Spencer has worked with clients such as IBM, Tyco, Standard and Poors, BAE Systems, Catholic Health Association, Huawei, Singapore Ministry of Education, Novelis, PepsiCo, Seton Hospitals, Delphi, and many others, developing leadership competency models, a range of implementation strategies and high-stakes assessments. Her work has included all aspects of competency research, including... More About Author

Tharuma Rajah

Tharuma Rajah is Partner and Regional Director, Asia, Hay Group. He has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of London and is a member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. More About Author

S A Narayan

S A Narayan is Director, Human Resources, at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. A graduate in science and law from Bombay University, he specialized in Personnel Management at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. He is a member of the National Institute of Personnel Management and National HRD Network. He is a member of HR Committee of ASSOCHAM (Association Chamber of Commerce and Industry), New Delhi and the Academic Council of University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He has over 33 years of work experience in HR, during which time his work has covered the entire gamut of HR practices in a large... More About Author

Seetharaman Mohan

Seetharaman Mohan is Executive Director, Human Resources, at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited. He is a mechanical engineering graduate from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore.Mr. Mohan was trained in UK as a ‘Trainer’ in ‘Change Management’ at the Stanford University and has attended an Executive Development Programme at Kellogg. He has spoken at several international conferences in the UK, USA, Singapore and South East Asia. His work has included developing corporate strategies for attracting and retaining talent and implementing support systems to... More About Author

Gaurav Lahiri

GAURAV LAHIRI is Director, Strategic Clients, at Hay Group, London. A mathematics graduate from the Delhi University, he specialized in Human Resources and Business Strategy at the Xaviers Labour Relations Institute in Jamshedpur. He joined Hay Group in 2000 and works with clients to align their organizations with their strategic agenda—including decoding strategies, designing organization structures, implementing talent management programmes and formulating reward strategies to drive performance and motivation. Gaurav’s specialization is in Organization Effectiveness. He has helped his clients reorganize based on their strategies, re... More About Author

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