Trained as a physician and epidemiologist, Dr. Monica Sharma worked for the United Nations from 1988 to 2010. As director of Leadership and Capacity Development at the United Nations and in other large-scale programs UNDP and UNICEF, she designed programs for whole systems transformation and leadership development world-wide.
Currently she is the Tata Chair Professor in the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India; and as an international practitioner and expert on leadership development for equitable and sustainable change, she works with United Nations, universities, management institutions, governments, non-governmental organisations, business, media, and other organizations.
Monica Sharma created a unique response based on extensive application –a conscious full-spectrum model- which simultaneously in time solves problems, shifts systems and norms and creates new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity. This approach has generated equitable and sustainable results worldwide.
Monica Sharma is the author of the book “Radical Transformational Leadership” which cites examples from different parts of the world. It describes how we can source our inner capacities and wisdom to manifest change that embodies universal values of dignity, compassion and fairness, and simultaneously transform unworkable systems and norms in order to solve problems. The book deconstructs fallacies that societies continue to promote, related to self and the world around us that leads to complacency and non-action. This book will not be useful for those who are satisfied with the world as it is today. This book is for people who have questions. The book is the winner of the 2017 Nautilus Gold Book Award for Business and Leadership.