Join Professor Asha Kaul and Professor Vishal Gupta as they discuss the leadership lessons derived from the epic Mahabharata in their new book ‘Demystifying Leadership: Unveiling the Mahabharata Code'. Register now to be a part of the conversation!
Prof. Asha Kaul is a Professor in the Communication Area at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She obtained her doctorate in stylistics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1990. She is the author of Effective Business Communication (2000), The Effective Presentation: Talk Your Way to Success (2005), Business Communication (2nd edition, 2009) and is the co-editor of two books: Management Communication: Trends and Strategies (2006) and New Paradigms for Gender Inclusivity (2013).
Her current areas of interest include genderlect, politeness, managerial, corporate and digital communication. Currently she is working on Indian cases to comprehend the intricacies involved in corporate decision making for enhancing reputation.
Prof. Vishal Gupta is an Associate Professor in the Organizational Behaviour area. He has completed Fellow Program in Management from the Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in Human Resource Management and B.E. in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani, Rajasthan.
Prior to joining IIMA, he was working as an Assistant Professor in the HRM Group at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India and has also worked as a Hardware Design Engineer with ST Microlectronics Pvt Ltd., Greater Noida and with Infineon Technologies AG, Munich, Germany where he was involved in the design of high-performance Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs).
Teaching and research interests include: Leadership development, mindfulness, emotional intelligence, social entrepreneurship, public-sector management, organisation development (OD), organisation design, R&D management.