Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

The Three Essential Principles You Need to Become an Extraordinary Leader

Rajeev Peshawaria

Free Press, May 2011

The business world is in need of many things at the moment — an economic boost, a lower unemployment rate and a better plan to insure workers, to name just a few. But the biggest void by far may be the lack of inspiring leaders. There is a growing and critical need for leaders who can show us the way out of the current downturn and point the way to a more productive future.

In his new book, Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders, Rajeev Peshawaria, founder and president of Inside BBN Consulting, former Chief Learning Officer at Morgan Stanley and a veteran of dozens of blue chip companies, shares more than two decades of experience in what it really takes to become an exceptional leader — one who not only runs the company but creates a cadre of supporters who understand the company’s goals and missions and work to embody them every day. Part playbook and part an experienced guide through the world of leadership, this book has the potential to unlock the leadership potential inside those who not only lead companies, but run divisions, head up teams and work in roles across their companies every day.

“Leadership,” writes Peshawaria, “can neither be learned in a classroom, nor automatically acquired by accepting a big title or position of authority. Leadership needs to be discovered, and there is no shortcut to the discovery process.”

The book outlines the discovery process itself, offering steps for creating a leader who can tap into unlimited emotional energy, align the energy of a powerful few and galvanize the energy of the masses to create sustainable success.

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About the Author

Rajeev Peshawaria is currently CEO of the ICLIF Leadership & Governance Centre based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, which provides executive education, advisory services and executive coaching to professionals and board directors in Asia, Middle East and Africa. He has lived in fourteen cities in eight countries, and has provided learning, coaching and consulting services extensively across the globe. Rajeev has extensive global experience in all aspects of Human Capital Management, with particular focus in the areas of Leadership Development, Organization Effectiveness, Performance Management, Succession Planning, and Learning & Development. He also specializes in coaching and facilitating senior management teams in their efforts to streamline Business Strategy, Organizational Architecture, and Culture.

Prior to joining ICLIF in April 2010, Rajeev spent twenty-two years at blue chip corporations: American Express, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Coca-Cola, and Morgan Stanley. In his most recent corporate position as the Chief Learning Officer and Head of Talent Management at Morgan Stanley, he founded Morgan Stanley University, a globally integrated learning and consulting hub within the firm. Before joining Morgan Stanley, he was the Chief Learning Officer of The Coca-Cola Company, where he created and headed Coca-Cola University. At both companies, Rajeev worked closely with senior management teams to grow and/or streamline their businesses.