Monday, 2 March 2015

List of Professor M.S. Rao’s Honors, Activities, International Achievements and Publications

Honors and Activities

Global Top Gurus 30 Leadership honored as an upcoming International Leadership Guru URL:

Vision 2030 One Million Global Leaders URL: has been ranked as one of the Top 10 Finalists in the ‘Not For Profit’ category of Leadership Excellence 500 Awards, LEAD 2015 event in Dallas, USA

Advisor for Board of Global Leadership Awards Committee – Malaysia. Presided as a panel judge for Global Leadership Awards – 2011 and 2012 Malaysia vide link:

Included as one of the leading achievers from around in Marquis Who's Who in the World in 2013 (30th Pearl Anniversary Edition).

Honored Photo on the cover page of prestigious international Magazine - The Leaders International – October 2012 issue.

Honored Photo on the cover page of prestigious international Magazine – African Leadership Magazine – September 2013 issue.

Community Award Winner for book "Success Tools for CEO Coaches" from Small Business Book Awards, USA for 2014 URL: (HRMID Emerald published book review URL:

Award-winning book, "21 Success Sutras for Leaders" URL: has been selected as one of ten finalists for the Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award – 2013 at the University of San Diego URL:

Award-winning book “Smart Leadership: Lessons for Leaders” URL: is published in Spanish language e-book.

Award-winning research paper on innovative leadership concept 'Soft leadership: a new direction to leadership', URL:  is amongst the most frequently downloaded in Industrial and Commercial Training, Emerald UK

Received International Award - ‘International Coach of the Year 2013’ from prestigious ‘Comprehensive Coaching U, Inc’ URL

Shared leadership wisdom in a podcast interview with Dose of Leadership Podcast which is one of the top leadership podcasts in iTunes URL:

Prestigious ‘Center for Mentoring Excellence’ featured interview in section ‘Mentoring Matters’ Nov 2014 URL:  

Video interview on ‘Leadership Branding’ in prestigious ‘The CEO Magazine’ URL:

Interview featured in Development and Learning in Organizations, Emerald UK. URL:

Successfully participated in 2013 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award, UK.

Ranked as No.1 among the speakers in India as per reviews on with endorsements by international leadership gurus such as Marshall Goldsmith, Brian Tracy, Jim Kouzes, Norm Smallwood and others at Speakerpedia: 

Maintaining four Blogs titled ‘Professor M.S. Rao’s Vision 2030: One Million Global Leaders’ URL: ‘Where Knowledge is Wealth’ vide URL:  ‘Born for the Students’ vide URL:  and ‘Knowledge Grows When Shared’ vide URL:  having more than 1000 articles that are widely read globally with average hits of 700 per day.

Blog ‘Where Knowledge is Wealth’ URL:  was named among the “Best 21st Century Leadership Blogs” URL:   along with the blogs of eminent international management thinkers including Tom Peters, John Maxwell and Bill George


  1. “Soft Leadership: A New Leadership Perspective” organized by International Leadership Association on August 29th, 2012 URL:  
  2. “How do CEOs Overcome Leadership Challenges in Turbulent Times?” organized by MILE on October 15, 2014 URL: & 
  3. “21 Success Sutras for Leaders” organized by (A Times Group Initiative) on 17 October, 2012 vide URL:  
  4. “Soft Leadership: Make Others Feel More Important” organized by (A Times Group Initiative) on 17 June, 2013 vide URL:
  5. “Success Tools for CEO Coaches: Be a Learner, Leader and Ladder’ URL” organized by (A Times Group Initiative) on 18 April, 2014 vide URL:
  6. “Success Guide: An Inspirational Guide to Excel as a Leader and CEO” organized by (A Times Group Initiative) on 13 May, 2014 vide URL:
  7. “Shortlist Your Employer: Acquire Soft Skills to Achieve Your Career and Leadership Success to Excel as a CEO” organized by (A Times Group Initiative) on June 12, 2014 vide URL:
  8. “Vision 2030 - One Million Global Leaders” organized by (A Times Group Initiative) on July 23, 2014 URL:

List of articles published - International:

Industrial and Commercial Training (Emerald Journal, UK)
  1. PhD paper ‘Enhancing employability in engineering and management students through soft skills’ URL:  
  2. Exploring “Meka's method” to achieve effective teaching and training outcomes URL:
  3. Transformational leadership – An academic case study URL:
  4. Soft leadership: a new direction to leadership URL:  
  5. Timeless tools to manage your time URL:
Development and Learning in Organizations (Emerald Journal, UK) 
  1. Is cutting development and training in a recession a good idea? Looking at the IT and ITeS sector in India URL:
  2. Interview with Professor M.S. Rao, author of Secrets of Your Leadership Success – The 11 Indispensable E's of a Leader URL:
Human Resource Management International Digest (Emerald Journal, UK)
  1. Smart leadership blends hard and soft skills: … and emphasizes the importance of continuous learning URL:
  2. Can HR leaders excel as company chief executive? URL:
  3. Blend hard and soft skills to fast-track a management career
  4. Twenty-one steps to successful leadership: Coaching is better than poaching when engaging executives of the future
  5. It really does pay to give employees a pat on the back: The dos and don’ts of effective feedback
  6. Success tools for CEO coaches: Be a learner, leader and ladder
Human Resource Management International Digest (Emerald Journal, UK) - Book Reviews
  1. Coaching Understood:
  2. Painless Presentations:
  3. An Introduction to Management Consultancy   
  4. Global Business Leadership 2nd ed URL:
  5. Create Your Future the Peter Drucker Way: Developing and Applying a Forward-Focused Mindset URL:
Training and Management Development Methods (Emerald Journal, UK)
  1. ‘Meka’s Method’ – an innovative teaching and training method
  2. Twenty-one success sutras for chief executives.
Leader to Leader Journal (USA)
Leadership Excellence
  1. Don’t Compete, Collaborate: Achieve your leadership excellence URL:  
  2. 21 Timeless Tools to Excel as a CEO: Touch your tipping point URL: 
  3. Success Tools for CEO Coaches: Be a learner, leader and ladder URL:
  4. ‘Iconic Leaders - Learn to Lead Like Steve Jobs’ in November 2011
Personal Excellence
  1. Pursue Your Passion: Provide meaning to your life URL:
  2. 21 Success Sutras: Timeless principles to achieve personal excellence URL:
  3. Lead Your Boss with Soft Skills: Manage your boss with hard skills URL:  
  4. Achieve Success: 12 mistakes to avoid URL:  
  5. ‘Empty Your Cup’ in October, 2010
Talent Management Excellence
Retaining the Right Talent: Performers versus star performers URL:  
American Society for Training and Development - ASTD (T +D Magazine)
The Journal of Values Based Leadership (USA)
Journal of Business Studies Quarterly (US)
Training Magazine US
  1. Continuous Learning and Constant Feedback URL: 
  2. Action Plan New CEOs during First 100 Days URL:
  3. Manage Your Boss with Hard Skills; Lead Your Boss with Soft Skills URL:
  1. Acquire Soft Skills to Fast-Track Your Career Success URL:
  2. 11 Keys to Achieve Leadership Effectiveness URL:
Training Journal UK
A plan for action – A blueprint for success for CEOs in their first 100 days published in May 2014 issue URL:
UN Post
  1. Vision to Build Global Leaders URL: 
  2. Leadership Skills for Indian Students URL:  
  3. Volunteer to Make a Difference URL:  
  4. Givers Build a Better World URL:   
  5. Build a Better World with Social Media URL: 
  6. Mandela – Mahatma Gandhi of South Africa URL: 
  7. Religion and Love to Achieve World Peace URL: 
  8. Universal Brotherhood for International Peace URL: 
  9. Messenger of Non-Violence and World Peace URL: 
  10. An Honor to be a Woman in India URL:   
  11. Build Leadership for Women Leaders URL:  
  12. Mahatma Gandhi – Soft Leadership URL: 
  13. Soft Leadership and Youth for Peace and Prosperity URL:   
  14. Build Leaders Around You to Make a Difference  URL:  
  15. Build Your Leadership Brand URL: 
  16. To Travel is To Lead URL:  
  17. Corporate Governance and Ethical Leadership URL:   
  18. Autonomy for Private Educational Institutions URL: 
  19. Revolutionize Indian Education System URL: 
  20. Alarming Indiscipline in Indian Education URL:
  21. Inspire Students to Make a Difference URL:     
  22. International Leadership URL: 

Business Review USA
Why you should avoid massaging your boss's ego URL:
Chief Learning Officer Magazine (US)
International Journal of Professional Management (UK)
The Leaders International (Malaysia)
Deshmond Tutu Foundation
Daily Edventures featured interview in the column ‘A Hero in Education’ URL:

List and Links of Books Published
Amazon Author Profile:     
  1. 21 Success Sutras for Leaders (ISBN 978-81-31787-59-5) (Pearson)  Link:
  2. Success Can Be Yours (ISBN: 978-93-325-0828-6) (Pearson)  Link:  
  3. Smart Leadership: Lessons for Leaders (ISBN: 978-81-207-7415-5) (Sterling Publishers) Link: Translated in Spanish language e-book.
  4. Spirit of Indian Youth – Soft Skills for Young Managers (ISBN 978-81-7722-377-4)  (Publisher – Biztantra John Wiley Group)  Link:
  5. Stand Out! – Build a Successful Career and Become a Global Leader (ISBN 978-93-80828-42-8) (Vitasta Publishers)–Marketed by Times Group Books. Link
  6. Success Tools for CEO Coaches: Be a Learner, Leader and Ladder (ISBN: 978-93-5110-249-6)  (Shroff Publishers & Distributors)
  7. Secrets of Your Leadership Success - The 11 Indispensable E’s of a Leader (ISBN: 978-93-5023-632-1) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors) Amazon Link:
  8. Strategies for Improving Your Business Communication: The Book for Leaders to Communicate and Achieve Professional Success (ISBN: 978-93-5023-8165) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors) Link:   
  9. Sharpen Your Mind: Acquire Tools to Achieve Your Success (ISBN: 978-93-5023-816-5) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors) Link:
  10. Student Leaders: Growing From Students To CEOs (ISBN: 978-93-5110-163-5) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors) and
  11. Students: Concerns, Clarifications and Conversations on Career and Leadership Success (ISBN 978-93-5110-473-5) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors)
  12. Striking Stories on Love and Romance: Spread the Message of Love (ISBN: 978-93-5110-568-8) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors)
  13. Success Guide: An Inspirational Guide to Excel as a Leader and CEO (ISBN: 978-93-5110-890-0) (Shroff Publishers & Distributors)
  14. Soft Leadership - Make Others Feel More Important (ISBN 978-81-7515-653-1) (Galgotia Publications) Link:  
  15. Smartness Guide: Success Tools for Students (ISBN: 978-81-75157-0-26) (Galgotia Publishers) Link:
  16. Spot Your Leadership Style – Build Your Leadership Brand (ISBN: 978-81-8220-372-3). (Global Vision Publishers)  Link:
  17.  Secrets for Success – Failure is Only a Comma, Not a Full Stop (ISBN 978-93-80856-16-2) (Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd) Link:
  18. Soft Skills – Enhancing Employability (ISBN 978-93-80578-38-5) (I.K. Publishers) Link:
  19. Soft Skills for Students – Classroom to Corporate (ISBN 978-93-80902-90-6) (Aadi Publications) Link:
  20. Soup for Academic Leaders: Acquire Teaching Tools to Achieve Your Academic Leadership Success (ISBN: 978-81-269-1768-6) (Atlantic Publishers) Link: 
  21. Sage Advice for Students and Educators: Stay Inspired! (ISBN: 978-81-8152-312-9)  (Book Enclave)
  22. Soar Like Eagles! Success Tools for Freshers (ISBN: 978-81-7800-308-5) (BSP Publishers)
  23. Success Sutras for Students: Stay Inspired (ISBN: 978-81-269-1852-2)  (Atlantic Publishers)
  24. Sutras for CEOs: Acquire Leadership Wisdom from Global Leadership Gurus (ISBN: 978-93-82630-34-0)  (Aadi Publications)
  25. Stay Hungry: Leadership Lessons from Leadership Gurus for Leaders and CEOs (ISBN: 978-93-80619-77-4) (Good Times Books Pvt. Ltd)
  26. Sutras from Management Gurus: Sage Advice for Learners, Leaders and CEOs  (ISBN: 978-93-81159-72-9) (Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd)
  27. Sharing Knowledge on Career, Leadership and Success: Improve Your Attitude and Personality to Excel as a Leader (Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd)
  28. Short Stories on Life Leadership: Life is Beautiful!  (Laxmi Publications Pvt. Ltd)
  29. Stand Out as a Global Leader: Strive for Global Peace and Prosperity to Make a Difference (ISBN: 978-93-82630-56-2) (Aadi Publications)

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Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India
Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World in 2013
21 Success Sutras for Leaders: Top 10 Leadership Books of the Year (San Diego University) Amazon URL:

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1 comment:

  1. A great global profile! You are an academic leader with simplicity and humility. You always inspire students with your passion and vision. I read your vision 2030. A very inspiring vision 2030. Kalam had vision 2020 and you have vision 2030. You always inspire students. Kalam lived for students but you are born for students because you think about shaping students as leaders throughout the day. I am proud to be your die-hard follower. It is a great honor to be one of your one million global leaders. Academic leaders like you must become President of India to lead this country to become a Super Power. Jai Hind!