Narcissus or Machiavelli? Learning Leadership from Indian Prime Ministers
This book is about leadership and its strategies. Drawing on Indian prime ministers since Independence, it traces personality traits and leadership skills that have shaped many futures. It examines a range of leadership profiles to study dominant traits in one of the most demanding leadership roles in the world. The volume focuses on Machiavellianism and narcissism as a framework to policy-personality connections and demagogic tendencies in leaders in politics and in everyday life.
Accessible, engaging, and provocative, this book will be essential reading for professionals across industries and corporations. The general reader interested in leadership studies and Indian politics will also find this book useful.
Introduction 2. Jawaharlal Nehru: A Mindful Headmaster (15 August 1947- 27 May 1964) 3. Indira Gandhi: A Lone Ranger (14 January 1980-31 October 1984) and (24 January 1966-24 March 1977) 4. Rajiv Gandhi: An Episodic Lion (31 October 1984 - 2 December 1989) 5. P V Narasimha Rao: An Ardent Disciple (21 June 1991 – 16 May 1996) 6. Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A Silent Assertive (19 March 1998 – 22 May 2004) 7. Manmohan Singh: A Reluctant Administrator (22 May 2004-26 May 2014) 8. Narendra Modi: The Modi 9. Shastri and Desai: The Movers and Shakers 10. Conclusion, Comparison and Consequences