By the Same Author – 21 Success Sutras for Leaders

International Acclaims for the Book

Defined as ‘rules or aphorisms in Sanskrit literature’, but also as ‘threads that hold objects together’, sutras are important tenets for any aspiring leader to follow. International Leadership Guru Professor M. S. Rao graciously shares 21 of these sutras with us, his lucky readers, as we strive to become more effective leaders and business owners. Reading these sutras offers a powerful refresher course in the principles of successful leadership. Every reader can earn an honorary graduate degree by learning and utilizing Professor Rao’s sutras. Like a trained chef’s recipe for the perfect chocolate souffle, Professor Rao’s book, 21 Success Sutras for Leaders, explains, step by masterful step, detailed instructions for ‘minimizing leadership mistakes’ and ‘enhancing leadership effectiveness’. Bon appétit!

Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times bestsellers, MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Leadership is a demanding, noble discipline not to be entered into frivolously or casually. It requires an elevated sense of mastery. There is no one better qualified to teach the lessons you must master than Professor M. S. Rao, and that is just what he does in 21 Success Sutras for Leaders. The 21 aphorisms he offers in this gem of a book have the ring of universal truth. Professor Rao presents fundamentals that can be applied in any country, culture, function or organization. This book will inspire you, challenge you and enlighten you. It’s one of those rare business books that are highly accessible, easily applicable, and just plain enjoyable to read. You’ll want to keep it handy for those moments when you need expert advice from someone you can trust. You can’t go wrong when that person is Professor M. S. Rao.

Jim Kouzes, co-author of The Leadership Challenge, and the Dean’s Executive Fellow of Leadership, Leavey School of Business, Santa Clara University

The international leadership guru, Professor M. S. Rao, has come out with yet another leadership book, 21 Success Sutras for Leaders. This book teaches you, ‘To fail is not bad, but not to learn lessons and bounce back is bad.’

Dr Tony Alessandra, author of 27 books, including The Platinum Rule and The NEW Art of Managing People

This book is full of practical, proven ideas and methods to make you a better manager and leader in every area.

Brian Tracy, author, How the Best Leaders Lead

Professor M. S. Rao’s new book, 21 Success Sutras for Leaders, is built on the premise that failures and mistakes provide leaders with a powerful opportunity for learning. He adds that the failures need not all be one’s own …. The book presents a series of sutras—guidelines or principles—that Professor Rao has identified in his reading, study, consulting practice and teaching. Each of these provides the starting point for a discussion of its meaning and how the sutra can be applied in business and leadership. Professor Rao draws engagingly on literature, history, art, science, and religion to find useful and practical lessons for leaders.

Richard Bevan, author, Changemaking: Tactics and Resources for Managing Organizational Change

International leadership expert and speaker, Professor M. S. Rao, has come out with yet another amazing book: 21 Success Sutras for Leaders. This work paves the way to learn from others’ bad experiences and grow as great leaders. If you wish to make Less Leadership Mistakes, I strongly recommend reading this book.

Arthur F. Carmazzi, World’s Top Ten Leadership Guru and Founder of Directive Communication Psychology. Author of Lessons from the Monkey King—Leading Change to Create Gorilla Sized Results

It is absolutely essential that we all keep learning in every walk of life. The Sutras are clearly based on extensive experience and what I particularly like is how succinctly they have been described. I recommend that experienced leaders as well as novices take a little time for some prudent learning from this book.

Colin Gautrey, co-author, 21 Dirty Tricks at Work and Political Dilemmas at Work

It is often said we learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others, and that each of us are products of our past. This is true and it is up to each of us to not let our mistakes hold us back. We can learn from the others in order that we do not make the same mistakes. Before we can move forward, we must be willing to let go of past mistakes. This book is one of Professor M. S. Rao’s best works. Everyone who reads it needs to embrace the insights and advice in this wonderful book.

Lenny Laskowski, national best-selling author of 10 Days to More Confident Public Speaking