- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Rupa Publications India (1 September 2019)
- Language: English
With a down-to-earth approach, leadership expert and practitioner Pawan Verma goes beyond the rhetoric associated with leadership and makes the unequivocal suggestion that you should have the courage to be imperfect and if you try to be good at everything, you’d never be great at anything. How’s that for a change?
In a powerful narrative enriched with examples from great leaders, the Age of the Imperfect Leader debunks the myth of perfect leaders. The book identifies the key secrets of leadership success in the modern world: discovering your strengths and investing in these areas, focusing on the strengths of your team members instead of their weaknesses, making your leadership team well-rounded, being a principled pragmatist and creating the eco-system needed for success in the contemporary world.
About The Author
Dr. Pawan Verma is an author, professional speaker and Management Consultant from India’s financial services sector. He has got a rich experience in guiding start-ups, serving on boards and leading business initiatives in large organizations, such as the Reliance Group of Industries, Reliance ADA Group, LIC of India and Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance. As a thought leader, his passionate intellectual curiosities have often led him to challenge established practices and systems, leading to product and process innovations.
As an author, Pawan has three books to his credit. His latest book, Age of the Imperfect Leader advocates a disruptive approach to leadership and serves as a pragmatic guide for leaders aspiring to convert their leadership challenges into a competitive advantage for themselves and for their organizations. His upcoming book is an edge-of-the-seat crime thriller, titled The Woman Unbroken. His first book No Closure No Forgiveness, published on Amazon, was also a crime thriller that received a warm welcome from the readers. Earlier he had also published a number of e-books and a series of short stories on Amazon and juggernaut.com. He has also written for some of India’s leading dailies and periodicals, such as Times of India, Hindustan Times, Economic Times, Indian Express, The Pioneer, BFSI Vision, Insurance Times and IRDA Journal.
As a Professional Speaker, Pawan has been associated with some of the leading speaker bureaus. He covers areas like Leadership & Motivation, Innovation & Creativity, Insurance, etc. He has been the Chairman of two ETFs Asia Conferences at Hong Kong and addressed a number of international conferences. He is a frequent speaker at some of the national and international forums as well as at corporate and academic conferences.