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History & Politics
In February 2011, Anna Hazare suddenly shot to the nation s attention when he conveyed to the prime minister his intention to fast on matters relating to corruption. Since then, he has galvanized a massive, national movement to combat corruption in the country. So, how did Mr Hazare, at the age of 74 and relatively unknown to the masses, manage to spearhead this movement against corruption? Simply put, how did he become a leader?
It is this question that?Leading without Licence: Leadership the Anna Hazare Way?answers. In this book, Satheesh Namasivayam and Sivaram Bandhakavi illustrate how Mr Hazare is masterfully practising a set of principles, proven to be effective over the ages, in exercising leadership. As they explain, leading is an act that comprises the performance of smaller sub-acts, in expanding circles of influence. If you understand these sub-acts and know how to combine them, you too can become a leader.
Using the Anna Movement as an example and discussing other comparable cases,?Leading without Licence?provides guidelines for how you can lead in your everyday life whether you are an ordinary citizen who wants to address social issues in your neighbourhood, a student seeking to change campus politics, or a professional looking to make a mark in your company. No matter where you are or what you do, if you aspire to become a leader, this book is a must-read for you.
About The Author
Satheesh Namasivayam is a management consultant who advises corporate boards and senior executives on strategy, leadership and governance. For nearly fifteen years, Satheesh has consulted across the globe for clients including several Fortune 500 companies and leading not-for-profit organizations. He holds a Master in Public Administration, with majors in Economics and Leadership, from Harvard University s Kennedy School of Government. He has also received an MBA and MS from Arizona State University and a BE from National Institute of Technology, Trichy.
Satheesh has travelled in more than 50 countries and has been a guest speaker at numerous corporate events and prominent international institutions. He also works with young people in coaching them on how to lead.
Sivaram Bandhakavi works as a management consultant and has served clients in business, government and international institutions in India and the USA. He holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University s Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, and a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology?Madras. He is interested in the philosophy and practice of yoga, enjoys reading and singing, and avidly follows Indian cricket.