With rapid growth in the economy, new leaders
come into being. Many of them learn to lead by sheer experience of dealing with
a situation and few others through training. Team leaders and HR executives
are alike when it comes to questions like what does it mean to lead on the
floor. And How do I demonstrate leadership? Is there a source for
practical case studies and daily instances that I can learn from? and many
such similar questions.
As a passionate student of human behaviour,
Unni`s observations and findings seeking a transition from an individual
contributor to a leader of people calls for different sets of skills, insights,
empathy and imagination. Unni`s book LEAD is a maiden leap of faith by the
author to bring practical yet insightful situations to support the quest for
learning on leadership. On the other side of the spectrum, Unni`s quest to understand leadership is
aptly reflected through interactions with Heads of State and Business Leaders
as well. This book has varied articles reflecting the valuable time he spent
working in organizations where he learnt the finest HR Management Values. His
tenure with the prominent people of Indian politics and bureaucracy has equally
contributed to the contents of this work.
The absence of or limited use of management
jargons in this work makes it unique from other books on leadership. This
deviation on the part of the author is intentional so that the leaders at the
bottom of the pyramid can enjoy a relief of simplicity while reading.
The author has made sincere efforts to
elucidate the relationship of modern people management ideas along with
inherited values combining his experiences with elders and Generation Y. Here
the author makes attempts to weave few strands of traditional values with
Readers will enjoy the snippets and pragmatic
wisdom of how to lead through the various articles and will surely be able to
relate to their common day situations and events. It will surely help the people
managers to draw insights and experiment with several practical ways to lead.
Unnikrishnan Meladi was born in 1964 in West
Hill, Kerala. He is a passionate student of human behaviour and HR Innovations.
He has seen the turbulence of high seas with the Indian Navy as a Chief Petty
Officer till 1998. Later he spent 2 years in the deserts of Arabia as an
Expatriate Manager. From 2000 to 2005 he closely worked with few Governors of
Indian States as an Officer. He volunteered to leave the government services
and joined various market leaders in automotive industry in Karnataka as their
He is also a visiting faculty to Business
Schools and a Consultant in HR solutions to some of the Business Houses in
Bangalore. He has also published many HR articles in leading newspapers. He
derives confidence and inspirations from the dedicated workforce and committed
management across the industries. He specialized in Business Communication from
the Cambridge University and is a consummate HR Trainer. He was instrumental in
designing many effective training programs for the development of employees and
the industries he was associated with. He believes in need based training and
is a strong advocate of employee development and empowerment for the colossal
growth of the industries.
He is an avid watcher of international HR
Management issues. Geo tourism, green practices and heritage conservation are
his other areas of interest. He has been awarded the citizen of ocean in 2001
by International Maritime Organization, London and Centre for Ecology and Environment,
Govt. of India for his yeoman services in conservation of marine life of Olive
Rudley turtles. He is also a recipient of a commendation from the then
President of India Late Shri. KR Narayanan for his meritorious services in
2002. He lives in Bangalore.