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Reader’s Review

Reader’s Review

Gokul Santhanam

With over two decades of HR experience, this is the first time I have come across the concept, ‘Father Manager’. Venkat has successfully introduced this concept in a way that will stay with you for your lifetime. Treating your team members like your children and making them a part of your team forever is simply brilliant. The book looks at eight stages of parenting and draws linkages to a corporate manager-team member relationship. Each father-son stage characteristics is explained with a corporate example and this will ensure that you can easily adapt this behavior and become a successful ‘Father Manager’. I particularly loved the use of Power Words to improve the presentation capability of the team members. Another great chapter is the one which talks about Invisible stickers that managers walk around with. Stickers that have the ability to attract information. Reading this book will open your mind to a new yet simple concept that can be easily adapted. I am hoping that someday, my team members connect with me in a way similar to Freddie. I am wishing Venkat success and I urge him to take this concept as a workshop to the corporate world. He can create an impactful change”

Gokul Santhanam
Senior Vice President & HR Head – Global Delivery
Mphasis

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2019-08-16T06:23:12+00:00

Gokul Santhanam
Senior Vice President & HR Head – Global Delivery
Mphasis

With over two decades of HR experience, this is the first time I have come across the concept

KV. Vijaya Kumar

The author beautifully narrates various events and group dynamism, diversity in views and competency. The Father manager handles all interpersonal issues amicably without any ill-will of his children. Father Leader is an ideal role for a successful building a team that performs well in their commercial role and social role for long term positive connectivity.
I see a different dimension in Father Leader and recommend all professionals to try this fatherly style to reach excellent career success.

I recommend all professionals, executives, especially HR practitioners and busy Leaders to read this unique book. Venkat's writing style is simple,with active dialogues, anecdotes and excellent quotes.A book which is refreshingly different worth the money and time!

KV. Vijaya Kumar Lead Consultant, Potter and Clay LLP
Recognized as 40 India's Most Talented HR Leaders,World HRD Congress

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2019-08-16T06:24:46+00:00

KV. Vijaya Kumar Lead Consultant, Potter and Clay LLP
Recognized as 40 India's Most Talented HR Leaders,World HRD Congress

The author beautifully narrates various events and group dynamism, diversity in views and competency

Ron Kaufman

The concept of ‘Father Manager’ is insightful and is powerfully delivered in Venkat Kumaresan’s new book, ‘Father Of Your Team’ .

Successful leadership requires graduating to higher levels before the world demands. It’s a pleasure to watch Freddie, the ‘Father Manager’, care for and groom the team, share his wisdom, and eventually take pride in the team outgrowing the leader. Service-minded leaders have the power to transform organizations through teams. The book brings you a new ‘Father Manager’ leadership model with eight stages that link to the developing psyche of a growing team. ‘Father Of Your Team’ can become an essential guide for leaders who are ready to grow beyond their position to lasting reverence and results.

- Ron Kaufman
New York Times bestselling author of Uplifting Service

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2019-08-13T06:40:46+00:00

- Ron Kaufman
New York Times bestselling author of Uplifting Service

The concept of ‘Father Manager’ is insightful and is powerfully delivered in Venkat Kumaresan’s new book, ‘Father Of Your Team’ .

Stephen M Davis (Author of the world acclaimed Rebecca series)

I was given the opportunity to read the ‘business chronicle’ by Venkat, and what a delight.

Considering English is not Venkat’s first language, he shows a clear and tactile understanding of the use of words.

This book reads so well, you become engrossed with the theory and strategy suggested. Having worked in senior management for many years prior to becoming an Author, I delighted in the leadership suggestions.

If you want a tangible and fluent insight into the world of team leadership, then this book is a must.

Well done Venkat

Stephen M Davis (Author of the world acclaimed Rebecca series)

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2019-08-13T06:43:53+00:00

Stephen M Davis (Author of the world acclaimed Rebecca series)

I was given the opportunity to read the ‘business chronicle’ by Venkat, and what a delight.

Prasad Menon

'In a simple yet soul-stirring manner, Venkat Kumaresan invokes the most powerful form of leadership- Parenthood! One that transcends beyond the boundaries of an employment contract and reporting lines towards boundless possibilities'

Prasad Menon, Chief People Officer - Cleartrip

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2019-07-29T06:41:06+00:00

Prasad Menon, Chief People Officer - Cleartrip

In a simple yet soul-stirring manner, Venkat Kumaresan invokes the most powerful form of leadership

Pramod Harith

“Father of your team” is an emotional take on what is largely considered a transactional relationship. The author traces the attributes of a conventional manager and team member equation while introducing the transformational idea of a “father manager”. The book soulfully records the journey of a father manager with the analogy of a father-child relationship and the beautiful evolution that it goes through. Despite the emotional overtones, the author keeps the reader riveted with real-life examples and tangible takeaways in each chapter. Highly recommended read for team managers at every level, even better if you don’t manage a team already!

Pramod Harith, Founder & COO, CMO Axis - The #1 MPO

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2019-07-29T07:33:37+00:00

Pramod Harith, Founder & COO, CMO Axis - The #1 MPO

Father of your team” is an emotional take on what is largely considered a transactional relationship.

Clinton Wingrove

Dr. Venkat Kumaresan brings a powerful and refreshing and new perspective to the issue of management and leadership. Through personal stories, he presents an analogy of the relationship between a father [or mother] and child. He demonstrates the power of such relationships and underlines the importance of adapting them as those who are initially dependent on us become more capable, more independent, and more trustworthy. Anyone, male or female, who understands parenting will realise that we all have it within us to become exceptional managers using his 8 step model

-Clinton Wingrove,
Director & Principal Consultant, WTBG
Author of SuperTeams: 'Using the Principles of RESPECT' to Unleash Explosive Business Performance and Impact Virtually: How to Make an Impact without Going Anywhere

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2019-08-09T07:08:52+00:00

-Clinton Wingrove,
Director & Principal Consultant, WTBG
Author of SuperTeams: 'Using the Principles of RESPECT' to Unleash Explosive Business Performance and Impact Virtually: How to Make an Impact without Going Anywhere

Dr. Venkat Kumaresan brings a powerful and refreshing and new perspective to the issue of management and leadership.

Durairaj R

The author has written this inspiring book with great interest and looked at the leadership quality with a different perspective. It is well-researched and wonderfully illustrated. Throughout the book, he is navigating the readers through a new pair of eyes with the unique concept of Father Manager –
putting emotion into the leadership with a Father- Children kind of relationship with employees. The book is trendy and highly relevant to address the modern management challenges..

I am sure that 'Father Of Your Team' will help leaders in improving their leadership quality and shift their attitude towards employees across any organization, be it corporate,
Government offices or NGOs.

Hearty Congratulations and my best wishes. I am sure that this book will soon be on the bestseller list.
Durairaj R
Dy. Division Head, AI & Space Robotics Division,
Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum
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2019-07-26T07:08:16+00:00
Durairaj R
Dy. Division Head, AI & Space Robotics Division,
Indian Space Research Organization, Trivandrum
The author has written this inspiring book with great interest and looked at the leadership quality with a different perspective.

Billy Loughlin

'Dr Venkat Kumaresan has captured the essence and importance of evolving important professional and personal relationships in 'Father of Your Team', with his eight stage approach. Venkat leads us on the journey to true leadership, he questions and challenges the values and responsibilities of the people manager and the importance of the legacy that he or she will leave behind. A valuable read for any new, or indeed already experienced manager who wants to evolve as a more progressive and effective leader.'

Billy Loughlin, Scottish Qualifications Authority - IT Strategic Planning Manager

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2019-07-29T06:24:58+00:00

Billy Loughlin, Scottish Qualifications Authority - IT Strategic Planning Manager

'Dr Venkat Kumaresan has captured the essence and importance of evolving important professional and personal relationships in 'Father of Your Team'

Claire Perkins

The fact that the author Dr. Venkat Kumaresan is so obviously a good and caring team leader is obvious, the fact that he wants to share his experience and way of being ‘Father of the team’ shines through in this wonderful, intelligent book written for all team leaders.

He says “Are leaders remembered? Yes, only if they leave a legacy, we’re talking of charisma here.” Dr Kumaresan shows YOU how to be a charismatic and loved leader through his eight-step natural leadership style that he, himself, evolved out of his experience as a ‘Father Manager.’

The title of the book is intriguing. Being a Father Manager is very much like a father who cares for his child selflessly. Dr Kumaresan asks “Why not put some emotion into your leadership in addition to passion? Why not treat your colleagues like you would treat your children?”

Imagine a life where your team loves to talk to you. Imagine the contentment you will get as a leader. No raises and promotions can replace that contentment and pride of having left an impact on another person’s life.

Father of Your Team is all about relationships and let’s face it, we spend more time at work than we do at home, so by being loved and loving your colleagues will make your 9-5 so much more rewarding and enjoyable! I thoroughly recommend Father of Your Team to all leaders - new managers and experienced executives alike.

- Claire Perkins, Book Talk Radio Club - Giving Authors The Recognition They Deserve.

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2019-08-13T06:42:24+00:00

- Claire Perkins, Book Talk Radio Club - Giving Authors The Recognition They Deserve.

The fact that the author Dr. Venkat Kumaresan is so obviously a good and caring team leader is obvious

Anees A

Successful businesses run because of motivated, committed and cheerful employees. Taking good care of your team takes care of your business. 'Father of your team' does reflect upon these dimensions strongly. The very unique and immersing experience I had while reading this book, gives it 10/10

Anees A. Haidary, PMP® - AVP& Head Operational Excellence, Sasken; PMI Governing council member

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2019-07-30T05:42:55+00:00

Anees A. Haidary, PMP® - AVP& Head Operational Excellence, Sasken; PMI Governing council member

Successful businesses run because of motivated, committed and cheerful employees.

Dr. Magesh Sankar

Very captivating! The concept of life-time leadership demonstrated through Freddie, the Father Manager is so powerful.
As a beta-reader, I came across Freddie as an admirable manager who I love to work with and hire in my organization. How Freddie bails his team out of crisis,
the relevance of leadership perspective shift in the era of social media is brought about impactfully. This book is going to be a landmark and will definitely standout
from lot other leadership books. The author's reference and detailing transcends us to the SanFrancisco office where the story is set.
Dr. Magesh Sankar
Director - Jupiter Publications Consortium
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2019-07-26T07:03:23+00:00
Dr. Magesh Sankar
Director - Jupiter Publications Consortium
Very captivating! The concept of life-time leadership demonstrated through Freddie, the Father Manager is so powerful.

Balaji Vishwanath

Simple yet Powerful - The book describes daily work situations and lays out frameworks on how to motivate teams and get the best out of them. I love the simplicity
of the writing style. It is almost as if you are having a discussion with a mentor. Father Of Your Team is a must-read for every People Leader
Balaji Vishwanath
Vice President - Digital Acquisition and New Initiatives, American Express India
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2019-07-18T03:56:57+00:00
Balaji Vishwanath
Vice President - Digital Acquisition and New Initiatives, American Express India
Simple yet Powerful - The book describes daily work situations and lays out frameworks on how to motivate teams and get the best out of them. I love the simplicity of the writing style. It is almost as if you are having a discussion with a mentor. Father Of Your Team is a must-read for every People Leader

Dr N Jeyaseelan

I like the way in which the story of the tailor is related to uncomfortably adapting within the organization. This is very relevant for staff in the current organization set up.
Dr N Jeyaseelan
Development Consultant
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2019-07-18T03:57:34+00:00
Dr N Jeyaseelan
Development Consultant
I like the way in which the story of the tailor is related to uncomfortably adapting within the organization. This is very relevant for staff in the current organization set up.

Manikantan N, Microsoft Support

I was so happy to come across the concept of Father Manager. Its untouched and powerful. Hoping to see the book soon.

Manikantan N , Microsoft Support

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2019-07-02T08:31:29+00:00

Manikantan N , Microsoft Support

I was so happy to come across the concept of Father Manager. Its untouched and powerful. Hoping to see the book soon.

Lakshmikanth, Delivery Excellence Sector Lead – North America Communication, IBM

It’s a great news to hear. Your thoughts are going to be in paper and sure it will help leaders in many ways. Am keen to read it.

Lakshmikanth, Delivery Excellence Sector Lead – North America Communication, IBM

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2019-07-02T08:31:04+00:00

Lakshmikanth, Delivery Excellence Sector Lead – North America Communication, IBM

It’s a great news to hear. Your thoughts are going to be in paper and sure it will help leaders in many ways. Am keen to read it.

Smita Unnikrishnan, Founder Bubble Bee

I am now really looking forward for the book, 'Father of Your Team". It will definitely make many people rethink their style of functioning.
- Smita Unnikrishnan,

Founder, Bubble Bee, India's first Bubble waffle chain

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2019-07-02T08:30:25+00:00
- Smita Unnikrishnan,

Founder, Bubble Bee, India's first Bubble waffle chain

I am now really looking forward for the book, 'Father of Your Team". It will definitely make many people rethink their style of functioning.

Shekhar Arora, Ombudsman, and Former Executive Director-HR, Ashok Leyland

A lot of good work has been done in defining leadership in the book 'Father Of Your Team' by Dr.Venkat comes up with a fresh perspective, causing a ripple in the existing deep ocean of understanding on the subject of leadership.
Father Manager brings the heart factor into the concept of leadership which was beginning to be more synthetic at times.

'Father Of Your Team' addresses much greater values than are conventionally attached to the concept of Leadership.I appreciate & recommend reading, absorbing & internalizing the perspective articulated in the book.
- Shekhar Arora, Former Executive Director-HR Ashok Leyland, Director HR- Hinduja Foundries, National President ISTD (Indian Society for Training and Development),
Ombudsman Ashok Leyland, Accredited Trainer MBTI
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2019-08-03T13:15:16+00:00
- Shekhar Arora, Former Executive Director-HR Ashok Leyland, Director HR- Hinduja Foundries, National President ISTD (Indian Society for Training and Development),
Ombudsman Ashok Leyland, Accredited Trainer MBTI
'Father Of Your Team' addresses much greater values than are conventionally attached to the concept of Leadership.I appreciate & recommend reading, absorbing & internalizing the perspective articulated in the book.
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