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A Compilation of CXO Insights - Leadership

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  • 76 Pages
  • July 2021
  • Region: India
  • IMA India
  • ID: 5393873

The ‘Leadership Compendium’ Looks at What It Takes to be a Leader Today and What Leadership Means in a Post-Pandemic World, Including at the Functional Level


  • As one of the country's largest content-based peer group platforms for CEOs and top functional executives, comprising more than 2,000 Indian and global business/functional heads from over 1,200 member companies, this research and opinion has informed the perspectives of business leaders for over 26 years.
  • These briefing sessions, led by well-regarded speakers from industry, government, academia and the media, offer candid and authoritative perspectives on a wide range of economic, policy, business and functional issues. Insights from these sessions are captured and distilled into crisp, focused conclusions papers.
  • In addition, the publisher's in-house research team, which comes with decades of collective experience tracking the Indian operating environment, has created a vast collection of original, business-centric research papers of direct relevance to corporate decision-makers. These cover subjects ranging from economic and policy analysis to industry trends, management practices and emerging business ideas.
  • Collectively, this body of work contains rich lessons, fascinating case studies and deep, often unique perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and - most of all - the reality of operating in India. This series of compendiums is an attempt to share some of the most timeless and relevant learnings, both from our original research and from selectively curated session-conclusion papers.


The ‘Leadership Compendium' looks at what it takes to be a leader today and what leadership means in a post-pandemic world, including at the functional level. It also contains a number of inspirational case-studies of individuals who have overcome seemingly insurmountable challenges, in business as well as their personal lives.

Table of Contents

About Compendiums
  • Understanding Leaders
  • Peering into the C-Suite

1. Leadership: The 20,000-foot view
I. Leadership Imperatives in the 2020s
II. Energy and Organisational Culture
III. Preparing Leaders for a Disruptive World
IV. Leadership in the New World Order
V. Turning Bosses into Leaders
VI. Leadership vs Management: What Makes Most Employees Leave?
VII. Talent Management: The Role of Leadership
2. Functional leadership
I. Great Expectations: What CEOs and CHROs Seek in Each Other
II. The CFO’s Personal Effectiveness
III. The Future CHRO: From Problem-solver to Business-driver
IV. The CHRO’s Role in the New Paradigm
3. Strategy and Inspiration: Case Studies in Leadership
I. Navigating Crisis: Ten Lessons of Strategy
II. The Unicorn Way: Redefining Excellence
III. Of Grit, Compassion and Nerves of Steel
IV. Inspiring Change, Going Beyond the Call of Duty
V. A Unique Style of Leadership
4. Leadership in Uncertain Times
I. Thinking Beyond the Covid-19 Crisis: CXO Imperatives
II. Leading through a Pandemic: The CEO Way
III. Plugging the Skill Gaps: What CEOs are Doing
IV. Riding Through the Second Wave: I - CEO Responses
V. Riding Through the Second Wave: II - The Finance Function
VI. Riding Through the Second Wave: III - Human Resources
VII. Riding Through the Second Wave: IV - Marketing