Developing next-generation Indian business leaders: The keys to success

By Roland Smith, Michael Campbell,Sunil Puri, Anand Chandrasekar, & Sophia Zhao
Center for Creative Leadership


When you ask chief learning officers to list their biggest challenges, “developing next-generation leaders” almost always shows up in the Top 3. The need for a strong cadre of next-generation leaders is further accentuated in India because of hectic economic activity in recent years — activity that has presented large and diverse yet complex business opportunities. The next-generation leader therefore becomes a critical link, not only to fulfill local and global aspirations of Indian companies, but also to help global organizations better understand the Indian market opportunity.


Smith, R., Campbell, M., Puri, S., Chandrasekar, A. & Zhao, S. (2017). Developing Next-Generation Indian Business Leaders: The Keys to Success [White paper]. CCL India: Center for Creative Leadership.

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