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Rewriting rule of leadership: New book explores how humble leaders create better employees

Published by HarperCollins India, 'The Power of Humility' by PV Ramana Murthy will be released on 27 February on ThePrint's Softcover.

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New Delhi: Author PV Ramana Murthy’s latest book explores the relationship between humility and leadership. After five years of extensive first-hand research and several interviews with business leaders, The Power of Humility has unlocked the way high achievers are rewriting the rules of leadership through humility.

PV Ramana Murthy is a Mumbai-based adviser and consultant to CEOs, boards, and corporates. He recently founded Pinsight By PV, a global human capital consulting firm.

The Power of Humility not only addresses the importance of humility as a cognitive and affective skill for leaders, but it also builds a unique framework, or manual, which current and future foremen can use to emulate in their professional careers.

Through this book, the author contends that when leaders become better at what they do, they also evolve into better human beings. And when they unlock that stage, they eventually turn into better leaders.

The book attempts to emphasise the immense benefits – personal and collective – of casting aside negative mindsets and ill-conceived notions of heroic superiority that some in positions of authority suffer from.

“In writing this book, I believe I have grown a bit myself, intellectually and as a person. My thoughts and emotions distilled so to speak as ideas found expression in words,” Murthy said.

Are leaders born with humility or is it an acquired  trait? Can humble leaders inspire employees to perform better? Is humility a sign of weakness or a  strength in leaders? The book addresses all these questions and more.

Published by HarperCollins India, Murthy’s book also highlights the role humility plays in organizational leadership. He observes that through humility, you would be putting the interests of employees ahead of other stakeholder interests, with the understanding that such an approach is sustainable and leads to better business outcomes.

As an advisory and management consultant, the author currently works with some Indian and multinational corporations.

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