Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership
by Radhakrishnan Pillai, D. Sivanandhan
The long awaited sequel to the bestselling book Corporate Chanakya is finally here. Co authored by leadership guru Radhakrishnan Pillai and former Director General of Police (Maharashtra) D. Sivanandhan, Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership puts forth a model for leadership drawn from the teachings of Chanakya and Sivanadhan’s own decades long experience in the police force. Chanakya, who lived in the 4th Century BC, was prime minister and guru to one of India’s most powerful and successful emperors. His political treatise, the Arthashastra, is often likened to Machiavelli’s The Prince and deals with the principles of governance in all its myriad forms. The ideal nation in the Arthashastra rests on seven pillars (the Saptanga): the lord, the minister, the citizens, the fortified city, the treasury, the army and the ally. In this path breaking book, Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership, author Radhakrishnan Pillai reveals the Saptanga as a model of leadership for all individuals and organizations. The archetype of an able administrator, co author D. Sivanandhan illustrates this model with case studies from his own stellar career. Anyone can use the seven secrets of leadership to run their kingdom’ effectively. In Chanakya’s 7 Secrets of Leadership, leadership concepts meet application and an age-old formula is revealed in modern-day success stories.
About The Author
About the Author: Having done extensive research on Chanakya’s Arthashastra, Radhakrishnan Pillai has come to be known Chanakya Pillai. He works as a teacher, author and a management trainer. Radhakrishnan Pillai is a seasoned professional with more than twenty years experience in the publishing, tourism and sports domain. At present, he is the head of the Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership, University of Mumbai. His works include Corporate Chanakya On Management and, Corporate Chanakya On Leadership.