Dare to Lead : The Transformation of Bank of Baroda

Dare to Lead : The Transformation of Bank of Baroda

Dare to Lead : The Transformation of Bank of Baroda

Dare to Lead is the fascinating story of how Anil K. Khandelwal transformed Bank of Baroda (BOB) from being just...

  • ISBN: 9788132106289
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  • Author Anil K. Khandelwal
  • Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
  • Binding Hardcover

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Dare to Lead is the fascinating story of how Anil K. Khandelwal transformed Bank of Baroda (BOB) from being just another public sector bank into one of the most valuable brands in Indian banking.  This is the story of the leadership challenges, management solutions and personal and professional excitement the author experienced in transforming the 97 year old bank into a modern, tech-savvy, customer-centric bank.

This book is an excellent blueprint for undertaking transformation in large, geographically dispersed public sector enterprises. It describes how a large-sized bank was transformed on all parameters with clear vision, execution discipline, customer centricity and people engagement. The author emphasizes that large-scale transformation can be undertaken successfully only if the CEO shows courage to change the status quo and mobilize the human effort within the organization.

The story of BOB's transformation has captured international attention and finds its mention in Harvard Business Review, Human Resources Development International and the book The India Way by the Wharton School faculty.


This is a marvelous read for those charged with transforming their organizations. The stories do a masterful and magic job of weaving together themes like vision, discipline, accountability, customer centricity, transparency, employee engagement, and meaning. I strongly recommend the book. (Dave Ulrich)

A very lucid journey of a successful leader and a public servant. Khandelwal`s eighteen leadership lessons crystallized from 37 years of experience are inspiring for future generation of Leaders. (Ram Charan)

Anil Khandelwal`s insider account of the transformation of a bank in India is not only a practical case study of leadership in action; it is a guide to the challenges of success in emerging markets that will be valuable for global managers of the future. (Rosabeth Moss Kanter)

Dare to Lead, is a book definitely worth reading…[This book] brings out the trials, tribulations, dilemma and apprehensions of khandelwal as he embarks on his ambitious journey. What is noteworthy is that the changes were brought about by khandelwal who was not a traditional career banker but an HR professional…Both the academicians and the professionals will find this book on leadership and management useful.(Business India)
Complex issues of managing a large government-owned corporation are captured in the book… This is an important book for many reasons. It gives us a perspective of the constraints under which our public sector works…It tells us a story of what is possible  within this constrains...It tells us the human side of banking…Khandelwal’s style is simple and straight, almost reducing the book to a guide-book for public sector bankers.(Vikalpa)

About the Author

Anil K. Khandelwal, Ex-Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda, can be counted as one of the top transformational leaders of India. Under his dynamic leadership, Bank of Baroda became a prime brand in the banking sector in India.  As the Chairman and Managing Director of Dena bank, he was successful in turning around the stagnant public sector bank. His brand of leadership focuses on human resources, customer-centric processes, technology and branding.

His three decades in banking and his leadership style are now legendary, with Harvard Business Review, Human Resource Development International and the book The India Way (2010) featuring his story and how he transformed Bank of Baroda. He is a successful author of four books on Human Resource Development (HRD), including one of the first books on HRD in the banking sector: Human Resources Development in Banks (1988).

A brilliant academic, Dr Khandelwal is a Ph.D. in Management with Bachelor’s degrees in Chemical Engineering and Law and Master’s degree in Business Administration. He is much sought after as a teacher and has lectured at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Management Development Institute, Gurgaon and National Institute of Bank Management, Pune, India, and Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines.

Dr Khandelwal’s exemplary achievements have attracted several awards and recognitions. The Economic Times included him in its list of ‘100 Most Powerful CEOs in India’ for three successive years. Business Today ranked him among the top 10 marketers in India in 2007. The same year, he received the prestigious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ from The Asian Banker, Singapore―the first Indian banker to receive the award.

Author Anil K. Khandelwal
ISBN 9788132106289
Langauage English
Pages 444
Publisher Sage Publications India Pvt.Ltd,
Binding Hardcover

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