Ratan Tata and his Leadership qualities Essay

612 Words Dec 20th, 2013 3 Pages
Today's modern India in a way is very much indebted to Jamsetji Tata, known as "The Father of Indian Industry.” While, he himself couldn’t completely fulfill the missions of starting Tata industries, he laid the foundation for success, only to be fulfilled by his great grandson, Ratan Tata who became the successor of Tata Group and gave a glorious expression to each of his dreams. Ratan Tata is the present Chairman of Tata Group, who consolidated and expanded the business from him and made Tata one of the most prestigious brands in Southeast Asia. His Vision led the Tata Group become one of India's largest business conglomerates and in recent years has made significance presence at international level by various Acquisitions.
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Today, he is one of the successful business leaders who have used mixtures of theories to run their businesses. According to Hershey-Blanchard Situational Leadership Model, Ratan Tata’s leadership behaviour is of delegating type. He is involved in the discussion, but the process and responsibility is transferred to the individual company’s MDs. On the other hand, according to Blake and Mouton’s Managerial Grid Theory, Ratan Tata holds high readiness in both concern for people and concern for his production, which can be witnessed in Tata Group companies which are Tata Tetley Tea, Tata Motors, Tata Chemicals, etc. Moreover, he also fits in Transformational Leadership theory, where satisfies all those qualities that makes him a transformational leader. He is vision to make Tata as global company was done by introducing Tata Nano car worth 1.5 lakhs INR. ($2500 CND). Secondly, he maintains his Integrity by conducting his business fairly, with honesty and transparency. Everything he does must stand the test of public scrutiny. Furthermore, his strategic thinking (intellectual stimulation) of taking over JCR (Jyoti Cera Rubber), Tetley (Tea Company), and Corus (Steel Company) is also evidence. Lastly, his communicator skill, the way he communicates his visions to his group companies, also shows that he does fit in the transformational leadership theory. Hence, Ratan Tata is a leading business leader

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