The Elephant at The Dinner Table by Amit Nagpal – A Journey into Experiential Leadership

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], September 29: The fear of not being good enough, unfulfilled potential, anxiety around the future, finding a purpose-driven career, inability to harmonise between work and life lack of meaningful work – do you resonate with these challenges? Have you been trying to figure out how to address them? Do you believe expert guidance can help you uncover these questions and enable you towards solutions and fulfilment?

If your answer is yes, then the book ‘The Elephant At The Dinner Table’ authored by Amit Nagpal, launched earlier this month, is the right pick to give you compelling solutions to your queries.

“This book is all about sharing my experiences via 33 real-life short stories and anecdotes to encourage readers to stay curious, learn from leaders, engage better with teams, and more. This book chronicles my journey as a young boy from a small town with limited resources, who began as a Medical Representative in 1988 and ended up as the Head of Training at Infosys BPM in 2010”, shares Amit Nagpal. Amit is a Leadership Facilitator, ATD Master Trainer™, Co-Active Coach ®, Performance Consultant, Global Speaker, and an Author.

In his view, this became possible primarily because of the following reasons:

  • Curiosity
  • Risk-taking
  • Focus on strengths
  • The attitude of a team player
  • An advocate of lifelong learning

The book authored by Amit Nagpal weaves real-life experiences of over 31 years, with five years of dedicated research, interviews with successful leaders across the globe and a beneficial resource bank. “I wish to take these learnings to the larger audience to inspire them as they progress towards their leadership goals and hence, this book”, he adds.

The target audience for the book is management students, aspiring, entry-level and mid-level leaders. Eight topics are chosen and validated via his interactions with over 300 leaders and management students spread over five years.

These are:

  • Employee Engagement
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Strength-Based Leadership
  • Client Connect
  • Culture
  • When Leaders make mistakes
  • Learning by following- seeking Mentors
  • Becoming a Learner for Life

The book’s format is simple and easy to understand –

  • What did I learn?
  • What does academia say? (Deep-dive research)
  • What do the leaders have to recommend? (Best practices and more).

“A valuable resource guide for leaders and management students” is the foreword of Raman Roy, Former Chairman at NASSCOM and MD at Quatrro Global Services.

“I have also curated a handy digital “Learning Wall” accessible 24*7 on any device. (Link is available in the book). It has a list of resources (i.e., links to articles, books, and video links to take a deeper dive and explore the topics further). I keep updating the Learning Wall every month to ensure the content stays relevant and fresh”, says Amit.

The 207 pages book, ‘The Elephant at The Dinner Table’, has been published by one of the top publication houses, Rupa Publications and is available on Amazon and Flipkart (hardcover and Kindle versions). The hardcopy is priced at Rs.500 and the kindle edition at Rs. 445.


Amit Nagpal is a Leadership Facilitator, ATD Master Trainer™, Co-Active Coach ®, Performance Consultant, Global Speaker, and an Author. He has worked with global organisations such as GSK, NIS/NIIT, GE, Wipro, Cognizant and Infosys BPM at senior positions. Amit is the former Training Head at Infosys BPM. His passion and curiosity around leadership development are what inspires him to help build better leaders for tomorrow. He works with clients worldwide and enables individuals, SMEs, and corporations to become better versions of themselves through Wholistic Leadership™ learning journeys and programs.

His primary mission is to encourage leaders to make purpose-driven decisions, dealing with real-life business scenarios and personal challenges.

44 Replies to “The Elephant at The Dinner Table by Amit Nagpal – A Journey into Experiential Leadership

  1. Hello, i read your blog from time to time and i own a similar
    one and i was just curious if you get a lot of spam
    feedback? If so how do you reduce it, any plugin or anything you can recommend?
    I get so much lately it’s driving me crazy so any assistance is
    very much appreciated.

  2. whoah this blog is magnificent i love reading your posts. Stay up the good paintings! You understand, a lot of individuals are searching round for this information, you can aid them greatly.

  3. Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and in depth information you offer.
    It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while
    that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Fantastic read!
    I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your
    RSS feeds to my Google account.

  4. What i don’t realize is in fact how you are not really much more neatly-favored than you may be now. You’re very intelligent. You know therefore considerably in terms of this topic, produced me individually believe it from numerous various angles. Its like men and women aren’t fascinated until it is one thing to accomplish with Girl gaga! Your own stuffs great. All the time handle it up!

  5. Hi there every one, here every one is sharing these familiarity, thus it’s fastidious to read this
    blog, and I used to go to see this webpage everyday.

  6. Does your website have a contact page? I’m having a tough
    time locating it but, I’d like to send you an email. I’ve got some ideas for
    your blog you might be interested in hearing. Either
    way, great website and I look forward to seeing it develop over time.

  7. Everything is very open with a clear explanation of the challenges.

    It was definitely informative. Your site is
    extremely helpful. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you for sharing superb informations. Your site is so cool. I’m impressed by the details that you have on this web site. It reveals how nicely you understand this subject. Bookmarked this web page, will come back for extra articles. You, my friend, ROCK! I found just the information I already searched everywhere and just couldn’t come across. What a perfect web site.

  9. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a really well written article.
    I will make sure to bookmark it and come back to read more of your useful info.
    Thanks for the post. I will definitely return.

  10. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit and sources back to your blog?
    My blog is in the very same niche as yours and my users would certainly benefit from a lot
    of the information you present here. Please let me know if this ok with you.
    Thanks a lot!

  11. I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting
    my own blog and was curious what all is needed to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?
    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or
    advice would be greatly appreciated. Kudos

  12. I’ve been surfing online more than 4 hours today, yet
    I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It’s pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as
    you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

  13. I would like to thank you for the efforts you’ve put in writing this site. I’m hoping the same high-grade web site post from you in the upcoming also. Actually your creative writing abilities has inspired me to get my own blog now. Actually the blogging is spreading its wings fast. Your write up is a good example of it.

  14. Wonderful goods from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are just too excellent. I really like what you’ve acquired here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which you say it. You make it entertaining and you still take care of to keep it smart. I can’t wait to read far more from you. This is actually a terrific website.

  15. Hello there I am so happy I found your webpage, I really
    found you by mistake, while I was searching on Askjeeve for something else, Anyways I am here now and would just
    like to say cheers for a remarkable post and a all
    round thrilling blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t
    have time to look over it all at the minute but I have book-marked it and also added in your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more, Please do
    keep up the superb b.

  16. Spot on with this write-up, I absolutely believe that this website needs a lot more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the advice!

  17. whoah this blog is wonderful i really like reading your articles. Keep up the great paintings! You realize, a lot of people are hunting round for this info, you could help them greatly.

  18. I have read so many posts about the blogger lovers however this post is really a good piece of writing, keep it up

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.