About the BookBusinesses today cannot grow without the vision of management and abilities of its people. The manager of today has to enable the creation, acceptance and implementation of this vision. The consumer needs, competition, technology and environment are changing at a fast pace. The business leaders have to be observant, creative and proactive in their search for quick responses to the changes.
This book focuses on the qualities and process that need be imbibed by practicing managers, especially middle level and above, to keep ahead in the race for excellence. The book gives practical insights and tips to enable management professionals to introspect and realize their growth potential.
The desirable leadership qualities such as Power of Observation; Ability to Analyze and Interpret; Being Creative and Innovative; Being Proactive, etc. have been discussed in detail. ‘Management by Walking’ facilitates the practicing of these qualities in a non-obtrusive manner.
The book offers a strong message that war cannot be won from the boardroom. It can only be won on the battlefield. The battlefield for the management is the marketplace or production area or technology development area or customer support area, depending upon the task assigned.
The book describes that an integral role of the management professionals is to encourage and facilitate the contribution and collection of inputs from all the team members through collaboration. Motivation and loyalty are the other byproducts of collaboration.
The book emphasizes that motivational leadership goes a long way in inspiring and achieving high levels of productivity and loyalty from not only one’s teams, but from business partners as well. Time spent in understanding the motivational criteria are like a fixed deposit that continues to give you returns for a long period.
The book Management by Walking! initiates the reader into the journey of learning and adapting to the dynamically changing needs of the businesses. A must read for managers and leaders.About the Author/sDr. A.K. Agarwal is, by profession, an engineer. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from Faculty of Technology, University of Delhi. He is backed by rich industry experience of around 30 years and presently is Chief Executive Officer of Autometers Alliance Ltd. Dr. Agarwal is a perfect blend of industry and academia. He has been guest speaker to prestigious institutions including Seoul National University, Korea and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.
He has been nominated as author for writing several chapters of the course curriculum, prepared by the Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, in the area of Technology Management for advanced study programmes.
He was nominated as part of Hi-profile Business delegation accompanying H.E. Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil, President of India, during a State visit to Spain and Poland in April 2009.
He has been Member, Executive Council, Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India, nominated by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh, India, for academic excellence.
He is a recipient of Leadership Award for Sectorial Excellence in Engineering from Amity University, India. He has also been conferred with ‘Udyog Ratna Award’ for outstanding performance in the field of Industrial Development by Institute of Economic Studies, New Delhi, India.
Dr. Agarwal has widely travelled to all the major countries of the world and has interacted with International Business Community with a view to creating a niche in the area of Strategic Management.
He has participated in many meetings of national importance including the one organized by United Nations (Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology) on National Innovations.