New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Management guru MB Athreya has said that India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders, who are ready to scale greater heights in a fiercely competitive global economy that faces challenges of climate change, rising inequality and terrorism.

“Indian corporations, equipped to sustain current economic growth levels, too need to build a robust pool of leaders to beat the mighty Chinese economy, currently estimated to be five times bigger than India’s,” Athreya told an audience of CEOs, policy-makers, management and leadership experts at a book launch here over the weekend.

Titled “Manthan: Art and Science of Developing Leaders,” the book is a synthesis of dialogues emerging out of twelve leadership round table events organised by BIMTECH with 55 participants sharing their experiences, processes and best practices in leadership.

The book has been edited by Prof K.K. Sinha, dean development, BIMTECH; Ajay Soni, Chief Learning and Development Officer, Aditya Birla Group and Indranil Mitra, Lead Faculty at NTPC’s Power Management Institute and has been published by Bloomsbury.

The 440-page book deals extensively with leadership: the India way, leadership in current times, the development of future leaders, succession management, building global leaders in uncertain times, leading transformation, and driving innovation and building diversity.

Athreya, who has contributed the Foreword to the book, further said that young leaders need to cultivate competencies and the right mindset and attitude to mitigate newer challenges. He called for the urgent need to address gaps in ‘good corporate governance’ among leaders on the boards of today’s companies.

The book is priced at Rs 500.

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