M.S. Dhoni : The Magic of Leadership

Cyrus M Gonda


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55 Leadership Learnings From M. S. Dhoni – India's Beloved Son An amazingly practical and entertaining book, which explores the brilliant career of M.S. Dhoni. His leadership style is unique, and a treat to learn from. Whichever field you may be engaged in, you can and will ‘up’ your own leadership abilities, after being inspired in the manner Dhoni has led the cricket teams he has captained to the pinnacle of glory. Anecdotes, fun facts, research studies - and much more - based on the spectacular career of ‘Mahi’ will ensure this book is a treat to read and master leadership from.

This book analyses the leadership traits of M.S. Dhoni and helps us in building similar leadership qualities within us. Covered in vivid and fascinating detail are traits like Innovation, Transition, Vision, Observation, Action, and many more, that Dhoni has mastered. All are outlined in the form of several fantastic stories. Most importantly this book teaches us how we can profitably implement the same in our personal and professional life.

About the Author

“I am proud and delighted that it is an Indian – Professor Cyrus MR Gonda – who through his '4V Model of Leadership' has made this valuable world-class contribution to the vital discipline of leadership development.”- Lt. General I.S. Singha (Head of Mission and Force Commander, United Nations Peacekeeping Mission - Golan Heights, Syria, and Israel)

“Cyrus is a phenomenally engaging and entertaining speaker, with a vast wealth of knowledge and ever-ready with a hoard of ready, relevant anecdotes on almost every subject under the leadership and management sphere. I would label him ‘Corporate India’s Story-Teller.’” - Mr. Trishneet Arora - Founder and CEO - TAC Security (Fortune 40 Under 40 in List of India's Brightest Minds, Entrepreneur of the year - 2020, Forbes 30 Under 30, 50 Most Influential Young Indians)


What will you learn from this book

1.    Calmness under pressure: Dhoni is known for his calm demeanor, especially in high-pressure situations. He believes in maintaining composure and making rational decisions even when the stakes are high. The same goes for the corporate leaders in today’s competitive and fast paced life - we can learn a lot from the examples asset in this book and implement the same in our day-to-day life.

2.    Decision-making prowess: The book highlights Dhoni's ability to make quick and effective decisions, both on and off the field. His strategic thinking and instinctive judgment have been instrumental in leading the Indian cricket team to numerous victories.  Several stories of how such decisions can be made, will help us improve in our decision making at a personal and professional level.

3.    Leading by example: Dhoni leads by example, setting high standards for himself and his team. His dedication, work ethic, and commitment inspire those around him to perform at their best. It teaches us a lot about teamwork and using the strengths and weaknesses of each team member to achieve our goals.

4.    Empowering his team: Dhoni trusts his teammates and encourages them to take ownership of their roles. He believes in empowering individuals and creating a supportive environment where everyone feels valued and motivated to contribute. Responsibility without authority will not do any good to the Team, measurable results and accountability will ensure a great framework within the team to achieve goals.

5.    Adaptability: Dhoni is adaptable and flexible in his approach to leadership. He understands the importance of adjusting strategies based on the situation, opponent, and team dynamics. We are on the brink of the technological revolution, as the same evolves in a fast waste manner on a day-to-day basis, we also have to make the necessary changes to optimise our resources and get the best results using these technologies. Adaptability is the key to success. In these changing times there is a lot one can learn from the stories and the key takeaways mentioned in the book that can be implemented in a practical manner in a day-to-day life.

6.    Handling criticism and setbacks: Despite facing criticism and setbacks throughout his career, Dhoni remains resilient and focused on his goals. He uses criticism as motivation to improve and bounce back stronger. Learning from a mistakes and taking feedback in a positive manner has been one of the key aspects of Dhoni success, listing and learning from the seniors and occasions and using innovative approach to get better results has been one of his key to successes, and why are the examples laid out. We can learn and implement the same. 

7.    Balancing leadership with humility: Despite his achievements, Dhoni remains humble and grounded. He respects his teammates, opponents, and the game itself, earning admiration and respect from fans and peers alike. Emotional quotient is one of the most important factors that we need to develop in the corporate world today and there is a lot to be learnt from icons like Dhoni.

8.    Innovation and creativity: Dhoni is known for his innovative thinking and creative tactics on the field. He is not afraid to experiment with unconventional strategies to gain an advantage over the opposition. “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” How is what we learn from the examples set in this book.

9.    Legacy of leadership: The book explores Dhoni's lasting impact on Indian cricket and leadership in general. His legacy extends beyond his on-field accomplishments, shaping the way future leaders approach their roles.

Language English
ISBN-10 8195489605
ISBN-13 9788195489602
No of pages 558
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher i-Read Publications
Published Date 15 Aug 2022

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Author : Cyrus M Gonda

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