MENTORMORPHOSIS: Stories for Mentoring the Leader in You by Akash Khurana

Most people struggle at the very outset. How do you find an excellent mentor and how do you get that person to mentor you? Frankly, it really is about serendipity. In my case, they just happened. That they were among the best around, was a bonus. The thing is to keep your antennae alert, and if it is meant to be, you will find the right one. Else, there’s no other choice but to keep searching. As the Buddha said, ‘When the student is ready, the teacher appears.’

How often do we recall the major achievements in our lives and celebrate them? Do we spend enough time remembering the significant people and incidents that influenced our lives? Do we look back and cherish the contribution of our mentors?

In Mentormorphosis, Akash Khurana chronicles how his mentors shaped the early years of his life, and with that as reference, he generates a model of various mentoring stages and mentor types that may be applicable to everyone’s life. Readers are then guided to revisit their own mentoring history and recall certain learnings that could enrich their perspective on their journey into the future. By sharing experiences through a memoir, the author replicates the tradition of storytelling where emotionally compelling tales are handed down over generations. Based on his own experiences in management, academics, media and the performing arts, Khurana believes that developing a passion to be creative unleashes the leader in you and is an eminent stairway to excellence. Mentormorphosis stimulates answers to the interestingly poised question: how do you find a mentor who can fuel that passion?

About The Author- Akash Khurana is a compulsive and consummate multitasker, who has segued between theatre, film, television, academia and corporate life for over four decades. An engineer with an MBA, M.Phil and Ph.D, he has taught at several business schools and his corporate roles include marketing executive, HR advisor, chief creative officer and CEO. He has written over 20 screenplays, including Baazigar, for which he received the Filmfare Award. He has acted in nearly 60 films and has won the Nandi Award of Andhra Pradesh for playing the lead in the Telugu film Dr. Ambedkar. The River of Love, a feature film directed by him, has garnered a host of international awards. In theatre, he has been a core member of some of India’s foremost theatre companies. His production of Vijay Tendulkar’s A Friend’s Story, was performed at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London

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