Narayana Murthy

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Modern Business Leader Analysis|
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND BEHAVIOR|
Falls Term 1 201110-13-2011Team Members: Praveen MenonRashmi Shrivastava|

Table of Contents
1. Introduction…………………………………………………………………….…………………..3 2. Leaders Background………………………………………………………………………………..4 3. Leadership Philosophy……………….…………………………………………………………….5 4. Leaders Accomplishments…………………………………………………………………………..8 5. Lessons Learned…………………………..…………………………………………………………10 6. Conclusion……….………………………………………………………………………………….13 7. References…..……………………………………………………………………………………….14

Introduction:
The objectives of this manuscript are to help you understand Narayana Murthy’s background, his philosophies, accomplishments, and lessons to be learned from his career. He started a company in 1981 with an equity capital of $200, but with his sound management skills, Mr. Murthy has taken Infosys to the pinnacle of success in two decades. He is the Founder-Chairman of Infosys Limited, and his company, Infosys, was the first Indian company listed on NASDAQ in 1999. This manuscript will not only allow you to learn a lot about Mr. Murthy who has done the remarkable work in the field of IT, but also to understand the corporate social responsibilities. Narayana Murthy is currently serving as a Non-Executive Chairman and Chief Mentor of Infosys Technologies Limited. He is a good example of Charismatic, Transformational, and Transactional leader. He has a unique personality and is known for his simplicity and his helping mentality. The whole idea of creating Infosys was to help the needy people as a social welfare. “A true leader is one who leads by example and sacrifices more than anyone else, in his or her pursuit of excellence.” -N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman, Infosys.

Leaders Background:
Nagavara Ramarao Narayana Murthy was born in Mysore, Karnataka on August 20, 1946. He received his master’s degree from IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Kanpur in 1969 after he graduated from the National Institute of Mysore in 1967 where he received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering. Narayana Murthy’s wife, Sudha Murthy, is known as a philanthropist and author. He started his career as head of the computer center at IIM, Ahmedabad. In 1972; he went to Paris where he was part of the team that designed a400-terminal, real time operating system for handling air cargo for an airport. Narayana Murthy was an activist and mingled with French communists during his stay in Paris but his outlook changed while traveling around Europe. He believed that the only way to pull India out of poverty was to create more jobs by setting up new companies. He returned to India in1975 and joined Systems Research Institute, Pune, (Maharashtra). He then headed Patni Computer Systems Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai, (Maharashtra) before founding Infosys in 1981 by leading a team of six other members. Murthy was named by Time as one of the most influential global executives in 2001. Four years later, he was voted as the most admired CEO in the world in global study conducted by Burson-Marsteller with the economist intelligence unit. After serving Infosys for 21 years as CEO, co-founder Nandan Nilekani succeeded Murthy in 2002. In 1999, Business week named him one of the nine successful entrepreneurs. From 2002 to 2006, he served as an executive position of chairman of the board.

Leadership Philosophy:
* The Strategist- There was hardly any software market in India during the period of 1980s. Mr. Murthy focused on US market majorly being the world’s most challenging market and he strongly believed that Indian software companies had a lot of competitive advantage in exporting various products. * The Global Delivery Model- Large scale software development projects were divided in to tasks that were expected to be carried out at the...
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