The Proverbial CWTCH of the Panglossian

A synopsis of real-life examples of Leadership values and how these are practised by great leaders. Quite demanding and scientific in its nature, still very well supported by examples, for professionals who aspire to live a life driven by values and deepen their knowledge on the subject.’
Thiresia-Maria Venetsanou, Sales Transformation Consultant for Vodafone Partner Markets | Organization Development Consultant | Executive Coach | Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Practitioner

A brilliant compilation of eastern and western values for leadership and management. The need for naïve optimism and empathy for a healthy society is vividly narrated in this must-read book.
Professor Mahesh Hariharan at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry

Many a book has been written on Leadership but this book “Leadership by Values….” written by Ramesh & Ramakrishnan stands out with its continuous emphasis on Values and the way they have established through the “CIPE” framework how a persistent adherence to Values succeeds in the long haul.
Viren Sinha
Former Chairman & Managing Director
Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd

“Written from the heart, lifelong-learners Ramesh Subramanian & Ramakrishnan Ramiah, explore the importance of values-based leadership to help people grow, develop and create a better future. Their story is illustrated with numerous compelling examples of values at play in the workplace.”
Katherine Farnon
Executive Leader
Professional Coach & Mentor

The eternal hug of the ever-optimistic Leader, to his values is what is being de-constructed in this book. It delves into the mind of a Leader, the interplay that happens in his amygdala, hijacked positively perpetually, when it comes to values. Leadership is all about being here, now, experiencing it and there is no better way to showcase, than walking the talk on Values. A quick read indeed should come in handy to those, in understanding Leadership and Values, in the right earnest and intonation.

Here is a toast to the Leader in all of us, let us pledge together to make this world a better place for all of us.


Cwtch” is a cuddle or a hug in Welsh, and Dr. Pangloss, a fictional character in the 1759 novel Candide by VoltaireDr. Pangloss as Candide’s mentor and a philosopher, is responsible for the novel’s most famous idea: all is for the best in this “best of all possible worlds”, also representing inadequacy in optimistic thinking. Voltaire ends the satire saying, “We must cultivate our garden”. In our context, this would mean leaders whilst being optimistic should strive to remain at the ideal level. It also suggests that as leaders, our responsibility is concentrated on immediate action.

Ramesh Subramanian

Having completed a UCLA Anderson Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives (UCLA PGPX) (USA), Ramesh Subramanian is a MLE member of Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square (USA) as well as a Leaders Excellence Certified Leader. He also holds a Certificate in Business Acumen from INSEAD.

Starting out with modest foundations in life, he is an ex-student of The Assembly of God Church in Kolkata, Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan School & Loyola College in Chennai.

Born and raised in Kolkata, hailing from Kallidaikuirchi, a quaint village in Tirunelveli district, in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, moved to Chennai three decades ago. With more than 20 years of experience in companies such as Ernst & Young, Ford, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Renault Nissan, etc., primarily in the realm of finance & accounting in various capacities. Gaining a rich understanding of leadership, values, communication and people management helps tackle different spheres with ease.

It is the myriad experiences in the professional journey that are being relied upon in this book.

He resides with his wife, son and mother in Chennai, India.

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Ramakrishnan Ramiah

An industry professional with more than 40 years’ experience with leading organizations and across product categories like pharmaceuticals, agricultural inputs, light engineering, agro-industrial and FMCG.

One year as a business consultant for a California based entrepreneur.

Organizations worked for include Alembic Chemicals, Shaw Wallace, Voltas, Rhône-Poulenc, Amrutanjan, Coromandel Indag.

Core competency areas are marketing, HR, and strategy management.

By qualification, a Biological Science graduate and PGDM in Business & Industrial Management and a PGDM in Advertising & Public Relations.

Seamless transition from industry to management teaching in business schools since 2006. Subjects: Marketing, HR, Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Business Communication.

Have had the opportunity to visit more than 60 colleges (Engineering, Arts & Science) to talk to students on employability, soft/life skills. Trained more than 2000 students and continuing this activity.

Associated with a start-up, Healthcare Academy, handling healthcare management related topics and coordinating workshops/seminars in healthcare on key healthcare issues.

Residing with wife in Chennai, India.

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