Mantras for Managers
The innovative book will stimulate thinking of corporate managers on key issues of organisations and management. The imaginary dialogues in the book represent the inherent conflict between logical cut-throat competitions rampant in today's world and the inevitable need to retain natural grace of values. It deals with the key issues of mission and objectives of organisations, understanding people and bringing changes in organisational culture. Future development in socio-economic sphere will be greatly influence by values and attitude of people in various organisations. 'Mantras for Managers' is a window on the new humanism in organisational and institutional development. Prof N.K.Singh had been a Management Advisor with UNDP Headquarters in New York and studied key issues in performance, including human resource development and institutional effectiveness in the Sub-Saharan countries. A report on' Human Resources and Institutional development was prepared by him along with a team of Consultants from other UN agencies and has been published by UNDP. Earlier, as Management Advisor with International Civil Aviation organization (ICAO), he did research and consultancy during 1989-91 for the governments of Tanzania, Ethiopia and Malawi, besides work at ICAO Headquarters, Montreal. On UNDP project, he developed two management courses and taught MBA students at Bishkek International Business School, Kyrgyzstan. Prior to 1981, he worked in the public sector steel industry (SAIL) for two decades and was actively associated with productivity and management movement. He was Chairman, Management Development Institute and Professor of organizational Behavior (1985-86). He was Chairman, International Airports Authority of India (IAAI) from 1986 to 1989 and member of the board of Air India and Indian Airlines. He is founder and former President of Foundation for Organisational research and Education (FORE), and its School of Management in Delhi. He also headed the Planning Commission of India's Task force on 'Self managed institutions for Integrated Development' in 1992. He was part-time Chairman, National Shipping Board, Ministry of Surface Transport (1992-97). He was conferred Honorary Professorship by Morton Institute of Management, Brisbane, Australia. He had been Member of the Board and Professor at Brussels School of Management, Brussels for masters in Cross- cultural management. He is an author of 12 books on management, three poetry books and an organizational novel, besides a number of research papers.
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