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PROFILE .

Karnataka Family : Kannada Madhva Brahmin Wife : Sudha Kulkarni Murthy .Profile ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Name : Nagavara Ramarao Narayan Murthy Birth : August 20 . 1946 Birthplace : Mysore.

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Education ‡ Schooling : Government School ‡ Graduation : Electrical engineering from the National Institute of Engineering ‡ Post Graduation : IIT Kanpur .

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Work Experience ‡ IIM Ahmedabad as Chief Systems Programmer ‡ Patni Computer Systems ‡ President of the National Association of Software and Service Companies .

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Corporate Profile ‡ Murthy served as the founder CEO of Infosys for 21 years ‡ Chairman of the governing body of the International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore ‡ Member of the Board of Directors of INSEAD ‡ Member of the Board of Overseers of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School ‡ Cornell University Board of Trustees ‡ Business Advisory Council of Great Lakes Institute of Management Chennai ‡ Singapore Management University Board of Trustees ‡ Board of Advisors for the William F. Achtmeyer Center for Global Leadership at the Tuck School of Business. India. . ‡ Independent director on the board of the DBS Bank of Singapore ‡ Director on the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India ‡ Member of the Board of NDTV.

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Narayana Murthy has. ‡ He was ranked 28th among the world's most-respected business leaders by the Financial Times (2005). emerged the most admired business leader of India ‡ The Economist ranked him 8th among the top 15 most admired global leaders (2005). for the fifth year running.Accolades Padma Vibhushan.2003 by Ernst & Young Awarded the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award. ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ . a civilian award by the Government of India World Entrepreneur of the Year . a second highest civilian award by India Légion d'honneur. In December 2005. the highest civilan award awarded by France Padma Shri. Narayana Murthy was voted as the 7th most admired CEO/Chairman in the world ‡ In May 2006.

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. ‡ Currently Infosys is the leader of Indian IT Sector with a turnover in billions. ‡ He had a Vision and Zero Capital. ‡ Mortgaged his wife Sudha's jewelry for funding Infosys.Infosys ‡ In 1981 he wanted to start Infosys.

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courtesy and dignity to add more and more value to our customers day after day.Quotes ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Our assets walk out of the door each evening. Performance leads to recognition. The real power of money is the power to give it away. everybody else bring data to the table. I want Infosys to be a place where people of different genders. We have to make sure that they come back the next morning. Recognition brings respect. nationalities. Humility and grace in one's moments of power enhances dignity of an organisation. . races and religious beliefs work together in an environment of intense competition but utmost harmony. In God we trust. Respect enhances power. s Progress is often equal to the difference between mind and mindset.

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and moral integrity are not at variance with business acumen. ‡ He is a living legend and an epitome of the fact that honesty. high thinking¶ philosophy ‡ His biggest legacy will be the dreams and confidence his company¶s success has fostered in a whole generation of middle-class India.Most admired Biz Leader ‡ Emerged as India's most admired business leader according to a survey by brand consulting. transparency. advertising and PR firm Brandcomm. ‡ Widely-admired business leader ‡ Simple living. .

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Employee Oriented Leader ‡ Stood by controversial decision on CEO's salaries being linked to company's earnings ‡ Enhanced the trust of employees in him ‡ Set new standards in corporate governance and morality when he stepped down as the Executive Chairman of Infosys at the age of 60. .

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Transformational Leader ‡ Inspires followers to transcend their own self interest ³Leadership is about raising the aspirations of followers and enthusing people with a desire to reach for the stars .´ .

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then they have to trust the leader.500 people in Infosys to commit to hard work.´ ‡ Earned trust 67. If I conduct myself as per that protocol of behaviour. So that enhances the confidence. the enthusiasm. it enhances the confidence. the enthusiasm. the energy and joy of everyone else in the company. the joy of everyone else in the community. . the energy.Authentic Leader ‡ Leaders who know who they are know what they belive in and act on those values ‡ Ethics and trust ~ foundation of leadership Narayan Murthy said ³Ethics and values form the protocol for conduct and behaviour in a community for each of its members.

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Path Goal Leadership traits ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Directive Supportive Achievement Oriented Participative .

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Qualities ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Intellectual Visionary Motivator & Caring Down to Earth Inspirational .

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High Openness to Experience .Big 5 Model ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Extroversive .High .Low Agreeableness .Low Conscientiousness .High Emotional Stability .

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. Emphasis on merit. Create an environment of enthusiasm Walk the Talk Don t create dissonance.Enhancing Leadership Skills ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ ‡ Strong leadership Benchmarking global practices High level of mental energy Innovation with speed.