An article in a recent issue of The Mint titled, The best book on leadership that I have read: 10 Must Reads On Leadership
interested me a lot. Mr P R Sanjai, who has written this piece talked to Ms Abanti Sankaranarayanan, Managing Director of Diageo India, who made a surprise pick of this book, which she says truly inspired her. She selected Harvard Business Review’s 10 Must Reads on Leadership, which contains 10 selected chapters on Leadership. Written by leading thinkers like Peter Drucker, John Kotter and others. After combing hundreds of HBR articles, the editors have compiled these ten pieces which seek to help one’s own and one’s organisation’s performance.
This book will inspire the reader to motivate others to excel, build self confidence of team members, help bring about positive change, encourage smart risk-taking,, manage with empathy, increase self-awareness and draw strength from adversity. All important to every successful leaders.
No wonder Ms Sankaranarayanan helped her in developing her own leadership style.
The book analyses the challenges in managing people and identifying what really motivates people. It also discusses how to deal with problem employees and how one can build a team that is greater than the sum of its parts.
important to any successful leader.