In the new era of Artificial Intelligence, while the technology world is advancing at a breakneck speed, keeping teams together and aligned to the common business purpose is a challenge for leaders. Targeted towards leaders of technology organizations, a new book titled ‘Are You The Leader You Want To Be’ has been launched. The gala book launch event took place in Gurgaon. The book was launched by senior industry leaders including Swati Rangachari, Chief Corporate Affairs, Sterlite Technologies; Vijay Rai, President, NHRD; JP Singh, President-ICF Delhi/NCR Chapter; Malvieka Joshi, HR Head, Ciena India; and Chandan Kumar, Director-Marketing & Integrated Solutions, Huawei India.

Authors Manbir Kaur and Kathy Mitchell believe that even as the world of technology organizations is being subjected to greater turmoil, some great teams continue to outperform the market. While it is a dream of every leader to have a perfectly aligned and engaged team, it is easier said than done. They believe that this challenge is even more so for the technology leaders, who due to specific nature of their jobs, are even less equipped to deal with the people element at work.


Are You The Leader You Want To Be

The book includes one chapter to highlight these key traits and how these are responsible for the success of technology leaders till they assume the role of leadership. This resonated strongly with Abhay Savargaonkar, CTO, Bharti Airtel, the 3rd Largest Telecom operator in the world, who through a special message conveyed at the event that, “The book stands out because it focusses on these traits of tech leaders and ways to get over them in a very simplistic manner.” He highlighted that leaders do not find this in any other leadership books available in the market.


For demystifying employee engagement for technology leaders, the book unveils a 5 Step, ‘no fluff’ framework called ‘HUMAN’. The ‘HUMAN’ framework is a new paradigm on Employee Engagement and makes it tangible and measurable.


Dr. Marshall Goldsmith, The New York Times number 1 bestselling author of ‘Triggers’ and ‘What Got You Here Won’t Get You There’ has endorsed the book and believes that the book will help leaders from all walks of life, but will be of greater benefit to the leaders who claim to be too busy to read this book. He says, “My advice to all such busy technology leaders is to get hold of their copy as soon as possible and start to implement it.”


Rajan S Mathews, Director General, COAI, has written in the foreword for the book that, “I am convinced the book will not only engage the reader but will find the person returning again and again for the helpful guidance as they benchmark their way to success!”


The book that has been endorsed by more than twenty global industry leaders including Andy StevensonVP-Fujitsu, and Ankit Agarwal, Director, Sterlite Technologies.The book has been published by StoryMirror Infotech and has 232 pages. Priced at INR 320, the book will be available in Amazon, Flipkart and StoryMirror online store.


About the authors

Authors Manbir Kaur and Kathy Mitchell are Leadership Coaches and have vast experience in working with technology organisations. Both the authors are internationally certified coaches accredited by ICF (International Coach Federation).


Manbir Kaur is India’s first coach with a specialization in working with technology organisations; she also holds the office of Director-Education at ICF (International Coaches Federation) – Delhi NCR Chapter. She has more than 20 years of professional experience & prior to being a coach; Manbir has worked in corporate world for various Indian and Multinational IT companies in roles such as Development, Operations, Presales, People Management and Consulting.


Kathy brings over 25 years’ experience in the field of human resources, training, and leadership and people development in both the corporate and public sectors in diversely different locations in the world including; Australia, Africa, Middle East, South East Asia and India.

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