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"“God allows us to experience the low points of life in order to teach us lessons we could not learn in any other way. The way we learn those lessons is not to deny the feelings but to find the meanings underlying them.” -Stanley Lindquist It is rightly said that wise persons learn from the experiences of others whereas foolish persons learn by their own experiences. This book helps you become a wise person by learning from the experiences of others. It is packed with the case studies of various international leaders such as Peter Drucker, Marshall Goldsmith, Frances Hesselbein, Florence Nightingale, Barack Obama, and Steve Jobs. It inspires you to learn from their success stories and assists you to discover your blind spots. It is a “short-term course” on leadership meant for those who lead a hectic life but want to excel as smart leaders. The book will make valuable contibutions to enhance your leadership qualities and effectiveness. It is useful to leaders from various fields working at different levels including entrepreneurs, educators, and life-long learners. International Acclaim for Professor M. S. Rao’s Book! “The international leadership guru, Professor M. S. Rao, outlines the essence of leadership lessons that help you become a smart leader. I strongly recommend this book.” Vijay Govindarajan Among World’s Top 3 Management Gurus “In his book, Smart Leadership – Lessons for Leaders, international leadership guru, Professor M. S.Rao, gives us a curriculum for becoming ‘smart leaders’ – several lessons for achieving such status and excelling in this new role. Without having to enrol at your local university or college, you’ll be treated to a brilliant ‘guest lecture’ in each chapter by some of the world’s smartest leaders – Steve Jobs, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Peter Drucker, just to name a few. In his ‘six steps for success’ within the book, Professor Rao gives us the key to enter the elite world of ‘smart leaders’. He teaches us to have ‘clarity of purpose first,’ then to tackle his six steps, and ultimately, to unlock our secret potential.” Marshall Goldsmith Author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There “Smart Leadership brings essential leadership lessons, not for the leaders of the past, but for the leaders of the future. Professor M. S. Rao’s book will inspire, engage and move us to share its messages widely. Moreover, it’s fun to read, to contemplate, and make it our own.” Frances Hesselbein President & CEO, The Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute (Formerly, The Peter F. Drucker Foundation for Nonprofit Management) Former CEO, The Girl Scouts of the USA “Professor M. S. Rao has compiled a thought-provoking treasury of leadership wisdom in this slim book, going to the heart of principles that support enlightened management practice. Of special value is his focus on cultivating skills that produce both success and broader significance. These are ideas that can create a better world.” Dipak C. Jain Dean, INSEAD "
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