Dare To Lead

Dare to Lead is the fascinating story of how Anil K. Khandelwal transformed Bank of Baroda (BOB) from being just another public sector bank into one of the most valuable brands in Indian banking.

This is the story of the leadership challenges, management solutions and personal and professional excitement the author experienced in transforming the 97-year-old bank into a modern, tech-savvy, customer-centric bank.

This book is an excellent blueprint for undertaking transformation in large, geographically dispersed public sector enterprises. It describes how a large-sized bank was transformed on all parameters with clear vision, execution discipline, customer centricity and people engagement.

The author emphasizes that large-scale transformation can be undertaken successfully only if the CEO shows courage to change the status quo and mobilize the human effort within the organization.

The story of BOB's transformation has captured international attention and finds its mention in Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Development International and the book The India Way by the Wharton School faculty.

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Testimonials

What Global Thought Leaders Say…
This is the inspiring story of a public sector undertaking`s transformational journey from a staid PSB to a nimble and agile competitor. Ultimately... it's about the power of visionary leadership!

- Anand Mahindra
Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Limited, Mumbai, India

A personal tale from a very wise man. I was captured and captivated.

- Tom Peters
Co-author, In search of Excellence

A very lucid journey of a successful leader and a public servant.Khandelwal`s eighteen leadership lessons crystallized from 37 years of experience are inspiring for future generation of Leaders

- Ram Charan
Co-author of Execution and The Game-Changer

Anil Khandelwal's insider account of the transformation of a bank in India is not only a practical case study of leadership in action... it will be valuable for global managers of the future

- Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Professor at Harvard Business School, USA Author of Confidence and Supercorp

This is a focused read for those charged with transforming their organizations... I strongly recommend the book.

- Dave Ulrich
Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, USA

This insightful story provides a blueprint for undertaking transformation in a large organization; every business leader can profit from this.

- K V Kamath
Chairman, ICICI Bank, India

A Management book with a soul.

- Dr. Satya Prakash Saraswat
Bentely University

Reviews
Khandelwal's account is riveting ... that doers can get results even in public sector.

- Business Today

Dare to Lead is an interesting autobiographical work. This book is a frank, passionate and often emotional account. Recommended study

- Business Line

...With so much action packed between the book's sturdy but light covers, it is not difficult to envisage a 'major motion picture' soon.

- The Smart Manager

Dare to lead is an extraordinary tale of a visionary leader.

- People Matters

A lesson for all bankers in the public sector

- Mint

Dare to Lead is a book definitely worth reading.

- Business India

A bible on transformation

- PRAJNAN
Journal of Social Science National Institute of Bank Management.

A rare story on leadership that delivered dramatic business results

- National HRD Network Journal

A rare case study by CEOs

- The Hindu

An Important book…A story of what is possible within constraints

- Vikalpa
Journal of Indian Institute of management, Ahmadabad

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