Sameer Dua is the Founder of the Institute for Generative Leadership in India and author of two bestselling books on his subject: “Declaring Breakdowns: Powerfully creating a future that matters in 6 simple steps” and “Become: The 5 Critical Conversational Practices that Shift ‘Who You Be’ as a Leader” published by Harper Business. In the first 6 hours, “Become” became a bestseller in 5 different categories on Amazon.
Sameer has 26 years of experience in the field of management and leadership education, and has worked with program participants from 52 different countries. He is a Leadership faculty member at the Indian Naval Higher Command Course, a program for senior officers of the armed forces (Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force) at the Naval War College, Goa.
Sameer is also the Founder and Chief Catalyst, Gift Your Organ Foundation (GYO). Amongst many other successes in the last 8 years, GYO introduced the Green heart Drivers’ License project in the states of Karnataka and Maharashtra along with these respective state governments in India. In Karnataka, the number of pledges increased 7 fold in a matter of 7 months; and the number of organ transplantations has doubled, year on year. The federal government in India has adopted this project in March 2018 to be implemented across all states in India. (www.giftyourorgan.org)
In 2019 Sameer was listed by Thinkers50 (the world’s most reliable resource for identifying, ranking, and sharing leading management ideas) in the global list of 30 emerging thinkers to watch, and those who will shape the future of business. The Thinkers50 listing is considered to be “the Oscars of Management Thinking” by the Financial Times, UK.
He has given numerous TEDx talks and spoken for international clients including Siemens, Volvo, Mercedes Benz and Schaeffler amongst many others.
Become is an invitation to you to choose a powerful ‘posture’ in your leadership, and life. You don’t ‘become’ by knowing more, you ‘become’ by shifting your practices, and in case of leadership, by shifting and creating new conversational practices. Which is why this book is not about understanding new concepts, but about learning new practices to shift ‘who you be’, moment to moment. The promise of this book is to provide, in simple words, the fundamentals of the critical leadership coaching conversations to enable leaders to generate sustainable, extraordinary results.
The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Each one of us, in every area of our life, has an almost certain, probable, default future. But is this future acceptable?
This book provides a simple 6-step framework to actively create a future of one’s choice. It gives an insight into several generative leadership distinctions which, when practised, have the potential of having a significant positive impact on performance.
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