Developing Tomorrow's Leaders Today [electronic resource]: Insights from Corporate India
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- Annotation There is a pressing need for qualified leaders in the many Indian businesses which are rapidly going global. But can leadership talent be developed as quickly as it is needed? This book proposes that a leader development curriculum can accelerate the maturation of leadership talent at all levels of an organization. But the "curriculum" does not have to be pursued only in classrooms and through educational programs and training. Work experiences, not coursework, present the foremost learning opportunity for managers aiming to become effective leaders. The critical questions are: Which experiences matter? How can learning from these experiences be maximized? This book will assist managers at all stages of their career to understand the fundamentals of how business leaders develop. Early and mid-life managers need a roadmap to steer their careers towards the echelons of executive leadership. Senior managers need to know how to cultivate leadership talent among entry and mid-level managers. This content will speak to all managers at a time when many must navigate through the fiery potential of explosive business growth and the dampening impact of world-wide financial turmoil. Young managers launching their careers today realize that the work climate for Indian professionals has changed dramatically. Just a decade ago, graduates from the best universities and colleges wanted steady life-time employment, for example, in well-known Indian companies, the government, or in the practice of medicine or law. Or they left India to pursue life-long lucrative appointments in foreign countries. This is no longer true. Career advancement is now the name of the game. College graduates and early-career professionals expect to change jobs and locations every few years. Career paths are becoming less linear and predictable because work opportunities in various sectors both within and outside India are proliferating. This generation of managers is learning that they must steer the course of their own work life and career and this book gives them the knowledge to do so. Senior managers at the zenith of their careers will also benefit. India is host to a ferocious war for talent. Domestic and international companies recruit and compete for talent on the same campuses. Young professionals are primed to seize the most favorable employment opportunities and continue to switch jobs even after they have gained employment in a reputable company. Under these circumstances, the insights provided by this book can help executive leaders articulate a philosophy and approach to nurturing leadership talent, thereby attracting and retaining top talent.
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