Madan Birla Unveils New Book: ‘Technical Professional to Innovation Leader’ – A Transformative Guide for Analytical Minds

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Madan Birla Unveils New Book: ‘Technical Professional to Innovation Leader’ – A Transformative Guide for Analytical Minds

Madan Birla Unveils New Book: ‘Technical Professional to Innovation Leader’ - A Transformative Guide for Analytical Minds

1st July, 2024 – Madan Birla, renowned speaker, strategist, and leadership trainer, proudly announces the release of his latest book, Technical Professional to Innovation Leader: A HOW-TO Guide for Unleashing Your People Leadership and Innovation Skills. This insightful publication is specifically tailored for technical and analytical professionals across engineering, IT, finance, accounting, and other fields who are eager to transition from technical roles to leadership positions.

In Technical Professional to Innovation Leader, Birla addresses the unique challenges that technical professionals face in their journey towards effective leadership. The book delves into the distinct mindset shaped by extensive analytical training and offers practical strategies to overcome common roadblocks encountered in leadership development. Drawing from his 22-year tenure at FedEx, where he collaborated closely with founder and CEO Fred Smith and the senior management team, Birla provides invaluable insights into strategic business growth and innovative leadership.

The book emphasizes that traditional leadership books often fall short for technical professionals due to their unique educational and training backgrounds. Recognizing this gap, Birla offers a customized approach that starts with understanding where technical professionals are in their journey. He then guides them to higher leadership ground by addressing the root causes of their challenges and building on their strengths. The book features practical ideas and real-world experiences from leaders at top companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Audi, Hilton, FedEx, TCS, and IBM.

One of the standout sections, ‘Developing and Unleashing Yours and Your Team’s Natural Innovation Skills,’ includes dedicated chapters on generating creative ideas and gaining acceptance for those ideas. Birla underscores the importance of viewing leadership as an extension of the whole person, integrating knowledge, skills, attitudes, and emotions to become a truly effective leader.

Madan Birla’s impressive background includes a mechanical engineering degree from BITS-Pilani, India, a Master of Science in industrial engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and further graduate work in business and counseling. His broad educational experience, coupled with his cross-cultural insights from living in both the East and West, equips him with a unique perspective on leadership.

Birla’s previous works, including ‘FedEx Delivers and ‘Unleashing Creativity and Innovation,’ have been widely acclaimed and translated into multiple languages. His latest book, Technical Professional to Innovation Leader, promises to be an essential resource for technical professionals aspiring to enhance their leadership capabilities and drive innovation within their organizations.

About the Author

MADAN BIRLA is a speaker, strategist, and leadership trainer for companies and universities around the world. A veteran of FedEx for 22 years, he was member of FedEx’s Long Range Planning Committee where he worked closely with founder and CEO Fred Smith, and the senior management team, in developing and implementing innovative business growth strategies.   Madan Birla is a veteran of the “hard” side of business. In his 22 years at FedEx, he worked closely with Fred Smith (founder and CEO) and the senior management team in evaluating strategic “what-ifs.” His life experiences in two rich cultures, East and West, and his broad educational background have prepared him to creatively meld ideas from engineering, business, and psychology to develop comprehensive “Leading for Innovation and Growth” models. After completing undergraduate work in Mechanical Engineering at BITS-Pilani, India, he received his Master of Science in industrial engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from IIT, he joined RCA in Indianapolis. While in Indianapolis, he did graduate work in business at Butler University. After moving to Memphis to join FedEx, he received a Master of Science in counseling from the University of Memphis. He has been inducted into Alpha Pi Mu, Honor Society for Industrial Engineers, and the University of Memphis’ College of Education’s Alumni Hall of Fame. He serves on the dean’s advisory council. He regularly speaks in executive education programs at Kellogg Management Institute, Northwestern, Tuck Business School, Dartmouth, Columbia, Duke, University of Miami, American Management Association, The Conference Board, Indian School of Business, Indian Institute of Management, and Singapore Institute of Management. He regularly speaks at businesses worldwide, including Google, IBM, Microsoft, Bridgestone, Smith & Nephew, SONY, Tata Consultancy Services, Infosys, Hilton, Marriott, and others. For giving back to the community, he works regularly with non-profit boards and management teams to help develop strategic plans, including Wings Cancer Foundation, Literacy Mid-South, Church Health Center, Friends for Life, Tipton County Commission on Aging, Collierville School System, and others. His book, FedEx Delivers: How the World’s Leading Shipping Company Keeps Innovating and Outperforming the Competition, published by John Wiley & Sons, has been translated into Orthodox Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese, Thai, Arabic, and other languages. His other books are Balanced Life and Leadership Excellence: A Nurturing Relationship, translated into German; Unleashing Creativity and Innovation: Nine Lessons from Nature for Enterprise Growth and Career Success; and Enjoy Balance and Unleash Creativity: Five Steps to a Happier, Healthier and Successful Life.

Book Name: Technical Professional to Innovation Leader

Author Name: Madan Birla

ISBN Number:  979-8869296405

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