Srikumar S. Rao, Ph.D
Has helped thousands of executives and entrepreneurs all over the world discover
deep meaning. His methods have enabled them to achieve quantum leaps in effectiveness.
Graduates of his workshops have become more creative and more inspiring leaders.
Above all they have developed an inner serenity, born of the knowledge that they
will be able to appropriately handle whatever comes their way be it a small wave
or a tsunami. They become resilient and bounce back nonchalantly from reverses that
would floor most peers.
He received his Ph.D. in Marketing from the Graduate School of Business, Columbia
University. He has a degree in Physics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University
and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
He conceived the innovative course Creativity and Personal Mastery. Students found
it so overwhelmingly powerful that it remains the only business school course in
the world to have its own alumni association. Dr. Rao’s work has been extensively
covered in the media including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the London
Times, the Independent, Time, the Financial Times, Fortune, the Guardian, Forbes,
Business Week and dozens of other publications. These articles, interviews and other
details about his work are at www.cpminstitute.com. Here is a sample of the coverage
– Business Week and Training Magazine.
He has done pioneering work in motivation and helps senior executives and entrepreneurs
become more engaged in work and discover their inner purpose as they go about their
tasks. He also works with teams and groups and has been extraordinarily successful
in using group dynamics to foster lasting personal change. Many who have been through
his program experience exponential jumps in personal and professional productivity.
Dr. Rao is the author of "Are You Ready to Succeed: Unconventional Strategies for
Achieving Personal Mastery in Business and Life", Hyperion, 2006. The book is an
international bestseller and has been translated into many languages and distributed
in all continents. His latest book "Happiness at Work: Be Resilient, Motivated and
Successful - No Matter What", McGraw Hill, 2010, is also a business bestseller and
has been translated into more than a dozen languages. He is also the creator and
narrator of The Personal Mastery Program audio course.
He is a powerful speaker and his talks are hosted on many sites including TED.com
and Thinkers 50 Interview. He has conducted workshops for and spoken before executives
of Microsoft, Google, Merrill Lynch, McDonald’s, Chubb, IBM, United Airlines, Allstate,
Johnson & Johnson and dozens of other companies.
He has been a contributing editor for Forbes and writes regularly on management practices,
leadership and personal mastery for Inc.com and CEO.com. He is a member of the American
Society of Journalists and Authors. Dr. Rao was an executive with Warner Communications,
Continental Group, Data Resources and McGraw-Hill and has consulted with such companies
as RCA, Reuters, Citicorp, GTE, Pan Am and Diner’s Club. He has been a seminar leader
with the Institute for Management Studies and the American Management Association.
He is an expert on marketing strategy and has taught in the corporate programs of
companies such as Verizon, Northrop-Grumman, Symbol Technologies and General Instruments
as well as in the executive programs of London Business School, Columbia Business
School and the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Rao has taught at Columbia Business School, London Business School, the Kellogg
School of Management at Northwestern University and the Haas School of Management
at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as a marketing advisor
to the national board of MENSA. His other interests include tennis, squash, karate,
table tennis and chess; Eastern philosophy and meditation; and Wodehouse, science
fiction and creative writing.
Dr. Rao can be reached at srikumarsrao@gmail dot com or 631-864-3146.