Dr. Sushama Chaudhari


Ph. D. (Management), MSW (Personnel Management)

Certified Professional Coach: Coaching for Transformation from Leadership that Works (USA) - Accredited Coach Training Programme of International Coaching Federation. 

Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst by Turning Point and Success Insight International, USA

Certified Professional Behavioural Analyst by Turning Point and Success Insight International, USA  


Training Experience: 12 Years in facilitating Workshops & Management Development Programmes in areas of Leadership Competency Development, High Performance Work Teams, Performance Planning and Management, Self-Awareness and Transformation

Teaching Experience: 20 Years in Leading Management Schools in Organizational Behaviour and HRM Area.

Industry Experience: 07 Years in as HRD Specialist in reputed Companies.

Consulting Experience:  Consulting Assignments in areas of KPI Formulation, Design of Performance Appraisal Formats, Performance Management, Long Term Leadership Development Interventions, HRD Audit

Research Experience: Widely published in Organizational Behaviour Area, Impact Assessment of Social Security Schemes

Recognized Ph. D. Guide – Savitribai Phule Pune University  &  Symbiosis International University

Area of Interest:

Leadership Development

Driving Performance in Organizations

Leadership Coaching

Organization Development

Self-Management and Transformation

Work Values

Action Learning and Leadership Development

Organizational Effectiveness


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 No. of Publications (National):14

 No. of Publications (International):  4

 Books / Chapters/ Edited Books: 04 (Manuals for Psychometric Instruments),  05 (Chapters in Books) ,  01 (Edited Book)

Conference Papers presented : 05 (National)  and  04   (International)

List of Select Publications *


  • (1998). An exploration into relationship between Managerial creativity and learned helplessness. Prestige Journal of Management and Research, 2 , pp. 67- 72.
  • (2000) Train your brain to communicate,   Indian Management, 39(1), pp. 48-51.
  • (2000) A study of relationship between occupational self-efficacy and occupational Stress. IBMR Review, 2(1), pp. 19-24.
  • (2000). Occupational Self efficacy: Constituent Factors. Management & Labour Studies, 25 (2), pp. 92-98.
  • (2000) Role efficacy dimensions as correlates of learned helplessness and   self-efficacy, Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 35(4),  pp. 507-518.
  • (2001, 2013) Development of Learned Optimism Scale, Indian Journal of Training and Development, vol XXXI, no. 3, pp. 39-45. The article is included in Collector’s Issue published in IJTD - July September 2013.
  • (2001, ) Individual Centric Organization: Mantra for a Successful Enterprise, IBMR Review, 3.
  • (2002) Organizational Citizenship Behaviour: Discretionary yet Desired. South Asian Journal of Management, Vol. 8, Issue 3 & 4.
  • (2002). Job Attitudes and Learned Helplessness: Implications for individual and organizational competitiveness. Paradigm, Jul-Dec issue
  • (2005). An examination of impact of work values and work experiences on job stress and Learned Helplessness: Role of Self Efficacy. IBAT Journal of Management, Vol. 2 (1), pp. 35-45.
  • (2007). Leader Behaviour Assessment Profile.  Irish Journal of Management, 27 (2) pp 33-48.
  • (2007). Implementation of HRMS in Indian Banks. Published in proceedings of   International Conference on HRIS organized by ICEIS at Madeira, Portugal on June 12-13, 2007.
  • (2009). Monthly Mailers: A Unique Communication Approach to Develop Grass root Servant Leadership in an NGO (A Case of Annapurna Mahila Parivar, India). Pune: Annapurna.
  • (2012) ‘Leadership: Alchemy of Awareness’ published in ISHA Monograph Vol. 13,   no.    1 (ISSN-0974-214X).
  • (2014) “AbhayHastham, Micro Pension Sceme: A Case Study”. BimaQuest Vol. 14, issue 1. (ISSN-0974-0791)
  • (2015) “Effect of Desired and Experienced Work Values, and Organization Climate on Job Satisfaction and Organization Commitment: An Exploration (With special reference to New Recruits in Public Sector General Insurance Company). International Journal of Human Resource & Industrial Research, Vol.2, Issue 1, Jan-2015, pp 21-35 ISSN: 2349 –3593 (Online), ISSN: 2349 –4816 (Print)
  • (2017). ‘Strength based approach to Leadership Skills Development: Role of Awareness; Alignment; Action. Paper presentation at International Conference organized by SMS, Varanasi and California State University, USA on 17th and 18th February 2017.


Chapters in Books                                                                                                                                        

  • (1999). Occupational Self Efficacy: Development and standardization of a psychological measure. In Human Behaviour and Management Practices in 21st Century, Upinder Dhar et al. (Eds.) New Delhi: Shivshakti.
  • (2000), EQ Mapping: An Effective Instrument for Performance Management. In Dhar U, S. Dhar, Mala Shrivastav and Rangnekar S., (Eds.) People, Processes and Organizations: Emerging Realities, New Delhi: Excel
  • (2000). Employee Counselling.  In Dhar U. and S. Ravishankar (Eds), Executive Skills for Global Managers. Mumbai: Himalaya. pp.  84-103.
  • (2001). Organization based self-esteem and Learned helplessness. In Dhar U, S. Dhar, Mishra, Prashant and Bhakar S., (Eds.). Organizational Challenges. New Delhi: Excel.
  • (2003). Impact of Ego States on Managerial Creativity. In C.S. Singhal (Ed.), Behavioural Management in Rural Development. Ambala: Associated Publishers.

Book/ Psychometric Instruments

  • (2006). Effective Psychological Contract: Implications for HR Practices (Ed.). Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press
  • (1999). Manual for Occupational Self Efficacy Scale. Agra: National Psychological Corporation.
  • (1999). Manual for Learned Optimism Scale. Agra: National Psychological Corporation.
  • (2001). Manual for Organizational Climate Scale. Agra: National Psychological Corporation.
  • (2007). Manual for Leader Behaviour Assessment Profile. Agra: National Psychological  Corporation.