Professor MS Rao is an international leadership guru and an internationally acclaimed executive coach, educator, author, speaker, and consultant. He is a sought-after keynote speaker globally. He earned a PhD in Soft Skills. He has 37 years of experience in leadership development and conducts training programmes for various corporates and educational institutions. His areas of interest include leadership, executive coaching and executive education. He is passionate about serving and making a difference in the lives of others. His vision is to build one million students as global leaders by 2030.
He is the father of ‘Soft Leadership’ and founder of MSR Leadership Consultants, India. He has made the biggest impact on the world with his Soft Leadership which can be applied for companies and countries to achieve excellence. He is the author of 37 books and has published more than 250 papers and articles in international publications including Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, T+D Magazine (ATD), Talent Management and Emerald.
Rao's award-winning book 21 Success Sutras for Leaders was ranked as one of 10 finalists for the Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award – 2013 at the University of San Diego. His book Success Tools for CEO Coaches is the award winner from Small Business Book Awards, USA for 2014. He received International Coach of the Year 2013 from Comprehensive Coaching U, Inc URL . He received Outstanding Reviewer for Human Resource Management International Digest in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence. He coined an innovative teaching tool – Meka’s Method; leadership training tool – 11E Leadership Grid; and leadership learning tool – Soft Leadership Grid, based on his new leadership style, ‘Soft Leadership.’
Rao was honored as an upcoming International Leadership Guru by Global Top Gurus 30 Leadership. He serves on the editorial boards of various prestigious international journals including Development and Learning in Organizations, of Emerald, UK, and The Journal of Values Based Leadership USA.
His new book Soft Leadership: An Innovative Leadership Style to Resolve Conflicts Amicably through Soft Skills and Negotiation Skills to Achieve Global Stability, Peace and Prosperity will be published in 2018.
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