The leadership trait
Title: Leadership: It’s in your DNA Author: Rhea Duttagupta
Publisher: Bloomsbury UK Price: 1995Rs
No. of pages: 224
The author, in her book, has interviewed people with different nationalities such as British, Arabic, American, Chinese, Korean, Indian, Greek and Italian. She has examined how these people became leaders, what worked for them, what risks they took, what they learnt from their mistakes and what good decisions they made. She has included various inspirational stories including the story of the first female commissioner of Asian police who was given the task of transforming one of the world’s most corrupt prisons. Duttagupta from her extensive experience and research has provided in her book a framework of ten tools.
As the title of the book states ‘It’s in your DNA’, Duttagupta argues that Leadership is an inborn trait possessed by every human being. She debates on the importance of acknowledging this trait within ourselves and how we can enhance it. This can increase our potential and maximise our achievements and leadership qualities.
Rhea Duttagupta is a former director at Price Water House Coopers, management consultant and founder of Corporate DNA Consulting. She works for renowned organisations such as Pfizer, Unilever, Barclays, HSBC and EDF Energy.