Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Book Review: New Age Leadership by Mahesh Baxi

Introduction

  • ISIN: 978-81-8495-576-7
  • Genre: Self help
  • Publishers: Jaico Book
  • Price: Rs. 250/- (I got this book for review from the publisher)
In any service sector across the globe, there are three things, which sets the foundation for success. They are: Organizational Development, Customer Relationship and Leadership None of these concepts are new. In fact, they have been around ever since the services sector was formed. However, how you play your cards in each one of them has certainly changed drastically, primarily attributing to the global nature of businesses, technology inventions, required collaboration and most importantly, staying competitive has become extremely difficult unless you are highly innovative at all times. 

New Age Leadership takes you into the various aspects of leadership in any organization, any domain or any kind of businesses. It explores age-old issues of leading an organization, but addresses them with an open mind and approaches that are suited to the new generation of employees. Each chapter talks about a particular situation and provides a practical implementation guide plus questions that you can ponder on. The examples given are primarily from the Information Technology domain; however, these practical mantras are applicable in any business across the globe. If you are a leader or want to lead a group of new generation employees, this book is for you.

Behind The book

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About the author
MAHESH BAXI is an entrepreneur, consultant and author. He has over 19 years of global IT Services experience. Mahesh has successfully built the culture of thought leadership in his companies and has fostered innovation to inspire value-oriented engagement with the customers. Mahesh has spent most of his professional life working with the customers and is very passionate about solving critical business problems. 

Mahesh spent about 12 years in San Jose, CA, where he held leadership roles in number of start-ups including Apttus, Vendavo, Nextance and Challenger Systems. He successfully led B2B and CRM practices and implemented complex solutions for fortune 500 customers such as IBM, Quest Communications, Eastman Chemical, Anheuser-Busch, PeopleSoft (now Oracle), Adove, Lenovo, Thomson Financial, Hitachi, Symantec, and S1 Corporation among many others. With years of global IT services experience, Mahesh brings tremendous ability and excitement to scale the company to new heights.

Me thinks

Leadership always comes along with its own share of challenges. It can be easily called a boon in disguise as what is seen on the front is very different that the reality. The author has managed to grab best of both the things  -pros and cons , presenting them in such a perfect manner that you are bound to get inspired.

This book is for leaders, those people who dream, people who believe where others see doubt. It is for people who are doers, who want to achieve and make those dreams come into reality. The author has used some cute funny cartoons to drive home his message along with some amazing 19 chapters that promise a change of a lifetime if one was to go through them.

The simple lucid language connects with the reader at more than one levels encouraging them to take back with them more than what the book holds and implement in their real lives. A truly inspiring read, recommended to all leaders and the ones who dream of being one some day soon!

Foodie Verdict

This book is like Ghevar - crunchy and tasty!

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