ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Vidyadhar Date

Is the CEO Model of Political Leadership the Answer?

The Indian upper classes have been clamouring for a corporate-friendly political ethos. They want a set of chief executive officers in the political realm, those who will be accountable to them, not to the masses. In this, the US Ivy League has been busy facilitating, via high-profile training programmes, the emergence of such a class of leaders. The tragedy is that such a model of leadership has been discredited in the very land of its origins, but this does not deter the Indian elite.