Sunday, 13 August 2017

Professor M.S.Rao’s Profile — International Management Guru, Keynote Speaker, C-Suite Advisor & Author of 40 Leadership Books

Professor M.S.Rao is an international leadership guru and an internationally acclaimed executive coach, educator, author, speaker, and consultant. He is a C-Suite advisor and 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 programs for various corporates and educational institutions. His areas of interest include Leadership, Executive Coaching and Executive Education. He pioneers gender equality globally (#HeForShe―Commitment Number: 1874300)

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 URL: that is the winner of Leadership 500 Excellence Awards 2015.   Here is a list of international eminent personalities and management thinkers who provided their kind forewords for some of his books: His Holiness Dalai Lama, Marshall Goldsmith, Dave Ulrich, Chip R. Bell, Ken Shelton, Jim Kouzes, Barry Posner, Mark C. Thompson, Dr. Nido R. Qubein, Dr. Alan Weiss, David Clutterbuck, Mark Goultson M.D, James Strock, John H. Zenger, Fons Trompenaars, Norm Smallwood, Howard M. Guttman, Dr. Tony Alessandra, Jim Cathcart, Chris Widener, Chester Elton, John Baldoni, Lois J. Zachary, Dennis Carey, Kate Sweetman, Subir Chowdhury, Soumitra Dutta (Dean), Debra Benton, Gerard Seijts, John Spence, Bill Treasurer, Frank Sonnenberg, Chiranjeevi (India's Megastar) and Kiran Bedi.

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 40 books including award-winning 21 Success Sutras for CEOs. He has published more than 250 papers and articles in international publications including Leader to Leader, Leadership Excellence, T+D Magazine (ATD), Talent Management, Emerald and Thinkers50.

His award-winning book, "21 Success Sutras for Leaders" URL: was ranked as one of ten finalists for the Department of Leadership Studies Outstanding Leadership Book Award―2013 at the University of San Diego. URL: His book "Success Tools for CEO Coaches" is the Award Winner from Small Business Book Awards, USA for 2014.  He is the recipient of ‘International Coach of the Year 2013’ from Prestigious ‘Comprehensive Coaching U, Inc’ URL and ‘100 Top Coaching Leaders―India Award’ from World HRD Congress―2018.   He received Outstanding Reviewer for Human Resource Management International Digest in the Emerald Literati Network 2015 Awards for Excellence.  URL: He coined an innovative teaching toolMeka’s Method; leadership training tool―11E Leadership Grid; and leadership learning tool―Soft Leadership Grid, based on his new leadership style, ‘Soft Leadership.’ He serves as an Advisor and Judge for several prestigious international organizations Global Leadership Awards, Malaysia. URL:, and Middle East Business Leaders Summits & Awards, Dubai URL: He is honored as an upcoming International Leadership Guru by Global Top Gurus 30 Leadership URL: He serves on the editorial boards of various prestigious international journals including Development and Learning in Organizations, of Emerald, U.K, URL: and The Journal of Values Based Leadership USA.  His Amazon book link is:   Most of his work is available free of charge on his four blogs including View his Klout Score   He is a dynamic, energetic and inspirational leadership speaker. You can e-mail him at  and follow on Twitter at @professormsrao. 


Professor M. S. Rao’s Humble Origins:  

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Professor M.S.Rao

Founder of MSR Leadership Consultants India