Quest for Exceptional Leadership: Mirage to Reality outlines the emergence of a new fifth phase of human enterprise that is redefining the criteria of success as well as re-configuring the routes to success. The author analyses the changing paradigms and provides a down-to-earth, realistic blueprint to acquire the relevant leadership traits. Corporations do t have the option to wait; they have to re-align themselves with the new reality - w. Based on substantial research and analysis, the book is full of path-breaking invative concepts such as: - 'Seven Prime Realities' that adversely impact our businesses and lives. - 'Seven Allies to Catalyze Change' that can augment social consciousness in business. - 'Four Quadrant Matrix' to make the right choice, every time. - 'Five Circles of Leadership Attitudes' to assess where you are. - The journey from 'Base Camp Leadership Traits', to summit of Exceptional Leadership The author makes a compelling case that those who embrace the new realism will achieve sustained profitability for their companies and 'Triple Top Line' of joy, peace, and contentment in their personal lives. The book would inspire every CEO and every aspiring CEO to map out his or her own personal path to becoming an exceptional leader. It is a pioneering endeavour to bring the CEO's personal value system into mainstream dialogue and to convince why corporate objectives can longer disregard society's interests.
Ravi Chaudhry is a Strategy Consultant to corporations, governments, civil society and think-tanks; mentor to CEOs and corporate boards; public intellectual; futurist; public speaker and a Fellow of the World Business Academy, a network of global thought leaders that represent some of the best and brightest men and women shaping today's landscape. Recipient of the 'Ambassador of Knowledge' award by Life Learning Academia, Slovenia, he is often referred to as a leadership guru. He is a much sought-after strategic advisor on Re-thinking Global Strategy and India's Role. An astute observer of the emerging global complexities, trends and risks, he blends information, knowledge and wisdom to create innovative modules such as Re-inventing leadership to cope with future, and mindfulness - the trait that bridges the gap between achievement and potential. He is rated as one of the profoundest thinkers on business leadership, with an eclectic approach that combines sound economics with profound philosophy. He can bring light, perspective and prescription. He is not just thought-provoking, he is also action-provoking, and his insights are full of change triggers, for mindset and heartset. He is the Founder Chairman of CeNext Consulting and Investment Pvt Ltd, a New Delhi-based strategy consulting firm. His clients include several Fortune 1000 corporations and small- and mediumsized enterprises (SMEs) all over the world, numerous Indian business groups, and Governments of Switzerland, Turkey, Brazil, Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway and Uganda. He has also worked for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and World Bank and has served on the Boards of several companies and organizations. He continues to be International Board Director, Future 500 USA; Co-Chair, EthicMark Judges Panel USA; Member, EVIAN Brains Trust at International Institute of Management Development (IMD), Switzerland; New Civilization Youth Entrepreneurship Initiative, Japan; and Executive Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Prior to that, he was the Chairman of four companies in the Tata Group, India. He is a frequent keynote speaker at international conferences, global seminars and CEO gatherings in all continents, on a wide variety of issues relating to mindfulness and leadership, values and ethics, Board effectiveness, new trajectories of innovation, entrepreneurship, education, future of business, economics and society, democracy and capitalism, and agenda to create an equitable, sustainable world. He lives in New Delhi, India.