About The Book

Radical Transformational Leadership 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. Everyone has the potential to be a leader–a person who creates a new future–through actions in society, at home, and at work. This book lays out a pathway for unleashing our human potential to create a new future through strategic action. 


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. It encourages us to question the status quo, ask relevant questions and generate insights that will generate prosperity, and establish equity and dignity. 


Monica Sharma draws on more than thirty years of working for the United Nations and beyond to present a radical new approach to transformational leadership, one that creates systems of change where everyone can engage–not just analysts, policy makers , educators and business leaders. Demonstrating that we all can be architects of a new humanity, Monica Sharma demystifies policy-making, planning, and implementation so that everyone can play an informed and strategic part in eradicating the world’s most intractable problems. Using real life examples from around the world, she shows how our innate human attributes of universal compassion, our equity impulse, and human capability can create new patterns that: first, effectively address major challenges such as gross inequality, unbridled hate, conflicts based on social identity, and the ‘never-enough mind-set ‘; and second, realize our full potential to manifest universal prosperity. Written in a straight-forward, accessible style, this book outlines a path-breaking paradigm shift that is already generating equitable and sustainable results across the globe.

Monica Sharma

Monica Sharma, trained as a physician and epidemiologist, worked for the United Nations more than twenty years. Currently, she engages worldwide as an international expert and practitioner on leadership development for sustainable and equitable change. She works with United Nations, universities, anagement institutions, governments, businesses, media, and civil society organizations. She is the Tata Chair Professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai. She has published and presented over 250 articles in journals and international forums. Monica Sharma created and uses a unique response model based on extensive application—a conscious full-spectrum model—which is for simultaneously solving problems, shifting systems, and creating new patterns sourced from individual inner capacity and transformational leadership. This model has generated sustainable results worldwide.

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