Leadership Style of Mr. N.R Narayan Murthy

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Leadership style of Mr. N.R Narayan Murthy

Mr. Narayan Murthy was born in a middle class family in Siddalghat in Karnataka, His father inculcated importance of determination, discipline and good values. Since childhood he had a very good academic record.

At present he is the Chairman of Infosys. Present market capitalization of Rs. 60,000 crores Infosys started with Rs.10, 000.Mr. Narayan Murthy is influenced by Mahatma Gandhi who ‘walked his talk’ and demonstrated by, Example He says he wants to be a doer and respects people who do things, rather than just talk.

Some of the traits that differentiates him from others are:

•His Underlying principle:
Is that, you undertake to do something you are confident of and have the capability to do it. This helps to lay the foundation to build a healthy relationship. He also believes that it is better to have a small part of a large, growing pie; than a large part of small shrinking one.

•Simple living-high thinking:
A man who believes in ‘Simple living high thinking’. Even though he has a personal wealth of Rs. 2,500 crores, his lifestyle remains modest. He lives in a simple 2-bed room flat in Santacruz-Mumbai.

•Under-promising & Over-delivering:
He has tremendous respect for people and sound philosophy of “under-promising & over delivering”. This helps him build a healthy long-term relationship with his colleagues, employees, family, friends, business associates and network of shareholders.

•Pioneer in HRM:
Mr. Murthy says that his is an HR-based industry. Software is a knowledge business hence the focus is shifted to Brainware. It was he who started ESOP’s that is real distribution of wealth. Now it is very common in the industry to have ESOP’s but it has done wonders in Infosys. Thus Narayan Murthy is honestly awe-inspiring role model for professionals.

•Performance Oriented:
He is a man who always measures performance against value. According to Murthy peoples performance in the knowledge...
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