Radha R. Sharma, Ph.D.

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: Management Development Institute, India


Dr. Radha R. Sharma is a Raman Munjal (Hero MotoCorp) Chair Professor & Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Development at Management Development Institute, India. She has been ICCR Chair Professor at HHL Graduate School of Management, Germany for 2013-14, and Visiting/Guest Professor to ESCP-Europe (Italy),  International University Schloss  Reichartshausen, European Business School, Germany; Leipzig University; Wittenberg Centre for Global Ethics; Czech University of Life Sciences, Humanistic Management Network and University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, among others. She has qualified GCPCL from Harvard Business School, USA; Advanced Professional Certification in MBTI from Association of Personality Type¸ USA; Certification in Emotional Intelligence Testing from FEIL & EI Learning Systems, USA; and internship in sensitivity   training (T lab) from Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Sciences. A recipient of four gold medals for academic excellence and merit scholarships including Goldman Sachs scholarship at Harvard Business School, Dr. Sharma has Masters and Ph. D in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University and has completed certificate courses in Business and Social Responsibility from British Council and New Academy of Business¸ UK., and The World Bank Institute.

Dr. Sharma teaches courses on Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Emotional Intelligence, Journey to Self, Intercultural Skills, International Management Competencies, International OB, Advances in Organizational Change; and methodology courses on Psychometric Testing and Measurement, Case Writing and Case Study research in national and global MBA, M.Sc., executive MBA and Ph.D. programs. She also conducts in-company and open management development programs on Emotional Intelligence; Leadership and Emotional Intelligence; Emotional/Spiritual Intelligence and Stress/Burnout management for public and private sectors, civil services and Government. She has successfully supervised Ph.D. work in emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence and related areas.

During 1970s she undertook a study of personality and non-intellectual factors in academic achievement and published her research in the form of a book Enhancing Academic Achievement: Role of Personality Factors (Concept Publishing Co, 1985) with a publication grant from Govt. of UP, India. Dr. Sharma has conducted cross-cultural validation of the ECI-2 and has used the measure for her research. She has been engaged in research on EI for decades relating to various variables including leadership, 360 degree feedback,  personal and organization stress, executive burnout, spirituality, mental well–being and has presented her work at various international conferences: Academy of Management conferences at USA and Canada during (2005-2014); Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (2014), Germany;  International Conference on Responsible Management Education (2015), India; EURAM-2014, Spain; Business as Usual  in Latin America: Innovative Business Models to Generate Impact (2014), Switzerland; HHL Forum on Market and Morals (2014), Germany; CSR Conference: Universities Build Country (2014) Czech Republic;  IFTDO World conference (2013, 2003), International Conference on Governance and Public Service Transformation in South Asia organized by UNDP, Monash and BRAC University (2012), Bangladesh; AIMS International conferences (2011, 2009 2007), WHO Regional Workshop¸ Indonesia (2009); WHO Regional Committee of Experts¸ Sri Lanka (2009); Global EI Forums (2009¸ 2010); Inaugural Indian Academy of Management (2009); 2nd International Conference on Integrating Spirituality & Organizational Leadership (2009); 12th   APROS International Colloquium (2007); Academy of HRD, USA (2006), among others.

Dr. Sharma has successfully completed research projects supported by World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO; UNICEF; IDRC, Canada; McClelland Centre for Research and Innovation, USA; University of Otego, New Zealand; Government of India; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland and Humanistic Management Network.

Her paper on emotional intelligence received ‘Outstanding Cutting Edge Research Paper’ 2005 Award by USA’s Academy of Human Resource Development. She is recipient of ‘Hind Rattan Award’ (2015) for outstanding Services, Achievements and Contributions at 34th International Congress of NRIs; Outstanding Contribution to Indian Society for Training & Development (2013); Award for ‘Enriching Emotional Intelligence and Leadership’ instituted by Forum for Emotional Intelligence & Learning at EQ Leadership Summit with Dr. Daniel Goleman  (2010). She is recipient of AIMS International ‘Outstanding Management Researcher Award’ (2008); ‘Best Faculty Award: Excellence in Research’, 2007 and 2006 at MDI and ‘Outstanding Editor Award 2007’ AIMS International Journal of Management (USA). She is recipient of ‘Best Paper Award’, 2013 (co-author) and 2003, Indian Journal of Training & Development during 33rd IFTDO World Conference and First Runners-Up Research Paper 2008, World SME Conference.

Dr. Sharma is Associate Editor, Frontiers in Psychology. She has been Guest Editor for a special issue on Emotional Intelligence (2008) of Vision, Journal of Business Perspective (Sage); and Guest Co-editor with Professor Richard Boyatzis for Special issue of Vision on Managerial Competencies (2011) Sage Inc. She has been Co- Editor, Indian Journal of Training and Development (2012-13, 2002-03); Asstt. Editor, Educational Planning and Administration Bulletin ; and Member, Editorial Board of Survey; Member, Editorial Review Board: AIMS International Journal (2007–to date), Reviewer, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal; International Journal of HRM; Emerald Journal of Management Development; Asia Pacific Business Review; Vikapa (IIMA); Indian Journal of Applied Manpower Research, Emerald Evidence Based HRM, Global Business Review, Manpower Journal, African Journal of Management, Journal of Case Research, among others.

Her publications include 12 books, popular among them being Change Management & Organizational Transformation (2013) McGraw-Hill Co; Reinventing Society: Search for a Paradigm (Macmillan, 2013); Organizational Behavior (co-authored with Steven McShane and Mary Ann Von Glinow, McGraw-Hill Co., (2011, 2008 and 2006); Change Management: Concept & Applications (McGraw-Hill Co., 2007); 360 Degree Feedback, Competency Mapping & Assessment Centers (Tata McGraw-Hill (TMH), 2004/03/02); Enhancing Academic Achievement: Role of Personality Factors (Concept Publishing Co., 1985); Organizational Behavior: An Online book, (2003).  She has published about 100 papers in national/international peer reviewed journals/ book chapters and conference proceedings. Her cases/case studies have been published by Ivy International, Asian Society of Management and Marketing Research and Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies, Rutledge, Palgrave MacMillan, Edward Elgar, Gower, among others.

She is on the Human Relations & IR Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India;  and has been on Human Capital Development Committee of Federation of Indian Chapter of Commerce and Industry; elected member, National Council of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD); Academic Council of Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development; National Diploma Board of (ISTD); Expert Committee of All India Council for Technical Education and an elected member of the Executive Board of Delhi Management Association. She is a Founder Member of Forum for Emotional Intelligence & Learning and Head of its Delhi  Chapter; a Founder Secretary of Indian Society of Hospital Administrators (West Bengal chapter); on Academic Council of Banasthali University, Indian Institute of Health Management & Research  and on Governing Board of Haryana Productivity Council. She has been a member of Jury for various awards- National Award for Innovative Training Practices; HRD Emerging Thinkers’ Award; Award for Excellence in HR Practices; Outstanding Woman Researcher  Award, AIMS International Journal; and Best Research Paper Award for national and international journals.

Professor Sharma has undertaken diagnostic study, training and consulting work involving  emotional intelligence mapping and development, personality and potential testing, executive coaching, management of stress and burnout, psychometric testing, competency mapping, organizational change through HR interventions, transformational leadership development, culture building, 360 degree feedback, assessment centers, team building for reputed organizations in central and state Governments, public and private sectors; some of the assignments were sponsored by UNICEF and the World Bank.


Sharma, Radha R.  & Mukherjee, S. (2015). Organizational Transformation for Sustainable Development  in Horst Albach, Heribert Meffert, Andreas Pinkwart, Ralf Reichwald Eds. CASiM HHL anthology on ‘Permanent Change. Management of Permanent Change in Firms and Markets’ 195-216, Germany: Springer.

Sharma, Radha, R. (2014) Emotional Intelligence, Personal Fohrung, Dagmar Hess, 3, 36-39.

Sharma, Radha, R., Pardasani, R. & Sharda N. (2014). The Problem of Rape in India: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Emerald, Vol. 7, 3, pp.362 – 379.

Pardasani, R.; Sharma, Radha R. & Bindlish P. (2014). Facilitating Workplace Spirituality: Lessons from Indian Spiritual Traditions, Journal of Management Development, Emerald 10/2014; 33(8/9):847-859. 

Sharma, Radha R. (2014). Developing an Alternative Paradigm in Management at Academy of Management Conference, during August 1-5, at Philadelphia, USA.

Sharma, Radha, R. (2013). Primal Leadership: An Imperative for Effective Public Service Management in Accountable Governance for Development: Setting Agenda Beyond 2015, ANSA, South Asia Region & BRAC University, 349-379.

Mukherji, S. Sharma, Radha, R. (2013). Social entrepreneurship: A Case of Sustainable Human Development of the Differently Able, Indian Journal of Training and Development, 43(2013-14)3.ISSN: 0971-5592.  (Best Paper Award winner)

Madan, A.O. under the guidance of Sharma, Radha R. (2014). Cyber Aggression / Cyber Bullying and the Dark Triad: Effect on Workplace Behavior / Performance, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Journal of Social, Management, Economics and Business Engineering ,Vol. 8 No:6. 1631-1636.

Sharma, Radha R. (2012). Measuring Social & Emotional Intelligence Competencies in the Indian Context, Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, Vol. 19, 1, April, 30-47.

Sharma, Radha R. (2011).An Empirical Investigation into the Role of EQ/ Emotional Intelligence Competencies in Mental Well-being, Vision: The Journal of Business Perspective, Sage Vol. 15, no.2, 177-192.

Sharma, Radha R. (2011). Intertwining 360 Degree Feedback& Multi-method to Enhance Emotional Intelligence of Managers in India. Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, Vol. 7, 2, 1-14.

Sharma, Radha R. (2013). Executive Burnout: Prediction and prevention through HR interventions, In: Pestonjee, D. M.; Pandey, S. eds. Stress and Work, Los Angeles, London, New Delhi: SAGE Publications Response, 76-100. 

Sharma, Radha R. & Taneja, Shallini (2011). Research & Practice of Business Ethics, Organisation & Management, No. 1 (13), 37-58.

Sharma, Radha R. (2005) Emotional Intelligence as a Mediator in Executive Burnout. Cutting Edge Monograph, Academy of Human Resource Development, USA, pp.7-13.

Sharma, Radha R. (2010) Preventing Corruption through Spiritual Leadership in Organizations, Organisation & Management, No, 1, 139, 135-152.

Taneja, S.; Sharma, Radha R. Davidson, Kirk, and Taneja, P.  (2011) Promoting Organizational Sustainability for Measuring Performance through Stakeholder Approach, 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference proceedings (2011) USA.

Sharma, Radha R. & S. Mukherjee (2009) Green Management: Environmentally Sustainable Economic Growth of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation co-author presented at Academy of Management conference proceedings at Chicago, August 9-11.

Akhouri, N.N. & Sharma, Radha R. (2009) & HR Determinants of Organizational Success amongst Small & Medium Enterprises in Indian Automobile Sector. Global Management Review, 10:2, 173-186. Sage: Los Angeles/London.

Sharma, R.R. (2008). Emotional Intelligence from 17th Century to 21st Century: Perspectives and Directions for Future Research. 2008.  Vision – The Journal of Business Perspective, Vol. 12 (1), January-March, 59-66.

Goparaj, H. & Sharma, Radha R. (2008) From Social Development to Human Development: A Case of SOS Village. Vision – The Journal of Business Perspective, Vol. 12 (1) January-March, 67-75.

Sharma, R.R. (2007). Indian Model of Executive Burnout. Vikalpa (Journal of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad), 32(2), 23-38.

Sharma, R.R. (2006). Can Emotional Competencies predict Transformational Leadership Styles? In Proceedings of the International Conference on Managing Global Organizations, Challenges, Opportunities and Strategies, 637-650

Sharma, Radha R. (2006) Role of Spiritual Intervention in Executive Burnout, 2006.  Asia Pacific Review, Vol. II, No.2, 25-36.

Sharma, Radha R. (2006) Consequences of Burnout in Various Professions, Indian Journal of Training & Development, Vol. XXXVI, 4, 143-159.

Sharma, Radha R. (2004) Corporate Social Responsibility in Management Education: Who is Responsible? Indian Journal of Training and Development, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, 129-136.

Sharma, Radha R. (1983) Self Concept and Adjustment as Factors in Academic Achievement. 1983. Indian Educational Review, National Council for Educational Research and Training, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, April, pp 46-59.

Sharma, Radha R. (1981) Self Concept, Level of Aspiration and Mental Health as Factors in Academic Achievement. 1981. Indian Educational Review, Vol. XVI, No. 2, April, 84-88.

Sharma, Radha R. (1977) Role of Self Concept in Academic Achievement, Indian Journal of Psychology, Vol. 54, pp 173-177.

Cases/Case Studies

Rastogi Parag & Sharma, Radha R. 2015. Interim Business Associates: taking on global consulting goliaths, Asian Society of Management & Marketing Research (ASMMR) & Emerald EEMCS Teaching case Competition, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Vol. 5, No.1, 1-20. http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/EEMCS-03-2014-0055

Mjumdar, T. & Sharma Radha R. (2014). From Heart Case to Human Care, Ivy International Publications, Canada. https://www.iveycases.com/ProductView.aspx?id=63712

Gupta, N.; Sharma, Radha R.; Pardasani, R. (2013).  FragraAroma – Accord in business, concord in family Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection  10.1108/EEMCS-06-2013- 0085 (Permanent URL)

Sharma, Radha R.; Taneja, S. (2013). Indian Ethos as Humanistic Management Principles: A case study of a family business organization, In: S. Khan, & A. Wolfgang eds.World Humanism: Cross-cultural perspectives on ethical practices in organizations, Palgrave Macmillan UK & USA, 178-193. ISBN: 978-0230300552.

Sharma, Radha R. & Abraham, Phillip (2011) Leveraging Human Capital for Business Growth  in The Global Human Resources Casebook, Eds. James Hayton, Michal Biron, Liza Castro Christiansen and Bard Kuvaas,  Academy of Management, Rultlege, USA. 

Sharma, Radha R. & Abraham, P. (2011). ICICI Bank: The Emergent Bank of Emerging Economies. In Spitzeck; Pirson, Michael & Dierksmeier, C. Banking with Integrity - The winners of the financial crisis? Palgrave Macmillan USA, 115-128.

Sharma, Radha R. (2010) Technopreneurship in India: Information Technology Entrepreneurs  in Handbook of Research on High Technology Entrepreneurship Eds. A. M. Pines & Mustafa F. Ozbilgin, Edward Edgar, UK. USA.

Sharma, Radha R. & Mukherjee, S. (2010) Can Business and Humanism Go Together? The Case of the Tata Group with a Focus on Nano Plant in Ed.  Heiko Spitzeck ed. Humanistic Management in Practice,Palgrave Macmillan USA, 2010, 247-265.

Sharma, Radha R. (2005) Emotions in Executive Burnout at Peter Frost Commemorative Festival: Emotions at Work, Academy of Management, Hawaii, USA, August 7-9, 2005.

Special Issues of Journals

Special Issue of Vision on Emotional Intelligence (2008) Vol. 12, No. 1, Jan- March: Guest Editor: Radha R. Sharma.

Special Issue of Vision on Managerial Competencies, (2011) Vol. 15, No. 2.  Guest Co-editor Radha R. Sharma& Prof. Richard Boyatzis.

Special Issues of  Indian Journal of Training and Development (2013)  on  Capability Building for Cutting Edge in New Business Order’ Vol. 43, 3., Co-Editor- Radha R. Sharma.

Book Chapters

Sharma, Radha R. and Pardasani, R. (2015). Management of Religious Diversity by Organizations in India, in Stefan, G & Regine, Religious Diversity at Workplace: Global Perspective, Gower Publishing. UK.

Succi, C.; Quaglia, R. Sharma, Radha R. (2013). Strategy Execution Emergency: A Focus on Leadership And People Alignment, In: Srivastava, B. K.; Mahapatra, M. eds. Capability building for cutting edge organizations in new business order, New Delhi: Excel books, ISBN: 978-93-5062-312-1.

Sharma, Radha, R; Pardasani, R. (2013). Unshackling Management Education through a Trishul Approach; In: Pathak, P.; Sharma, Radha R.; Singh, S. eds. Reinventing the society: The search for a paradigm, Macmillan Publishers India, 83-101.ISBN: 978-93-5062-312-1.

Goparaj, H. & Sharma, Radha R. (2011) Emotional Intelligence: Vedic and Modern Perspectives (2011) in Emotional Intelligence & Leadership, FEIL, Excel Books.

Sharma, Radha, R. (2009) Spiritual Leadership in Organizations: JRD Tata in Organizational Immunity to Corruption: Building Theoretical and Research Foundations. Ed. Agata Stachowicz-Stanusch, Polish Academy of Sciences, 247-260.

Sharma, Radha, R. (2007) Predicting Transformational Leadership and Locus of Control through Emotional Intelligence Competencies. In S. Subramony & S.Raj. (Eds) Psychological Assessment in Personnel Selection, DIPR, New Delhi.

Sharma, R. R., Elkin, & Graham. (2006). Preserving humanity in the confluence of change. In P. Singh, et .al. (Eds.), Future of Work: Mastering Change, (pp. 75-94). New Delhi: Excel Books.

Sharma, R. R. (2005). 360 degree feedback: An approach to performance management and leadership. In A. Safty (Ed.), The Future of Leadership, Istanbul, Turkey: University of Bahcesehir.

Sharma, R. R. (2004). Human capital development: A strategy for enhancing performance. In P. Singh, et. al. (Eds.), Creating Value through People, (pp. 308-320). New Delhi: Excel Books.

Sharma, R. R. (2003). Organizational culture. In M. S. Saiyadain, Organizational Behavior. Tata McGraw Hill.

Sharma, R. R. (1989). Primary education in metropolitan cities: A case study. In P. R. Panchmukhi (Ed.), Studies in Educational Reforms in India (Sponsored by International Development Research Center, Canada), Vol. II, (pp. 89-164), Mumbai, New Delhi: Himalaya Publishing House.

Sharma, R. R. (1983). Educational administration in Maharashtra and Pilot Project of Charholi School Complex. (2 Chapters). In R. P. Singhal, (Ed.) Revitalizing School Complexes in India, New Delhi: Concept Publishing Co.






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