Anand has ten years of experience conducting research and teaching in the area of organizational behaviour. His research interests lie at the intersection of three broad domains — leadership development, positive psychology and Indian psychology. His research combines the rigor of academia with a practical bent to translate the research to provide new knowledge and solutions the impacts individuals, businesses, and the world. His current research is aimed at understanding the relationship of generosity and leadership.
Prior to CCL, Anand was a graduate student at Nanyang Technological University, and was engaged in research and teaching. His earlier work with the Center for Cultural Intelligence involved developing the concept of cultural intelligence and its’ relation to the adjustment of expatriates.
In his role as a senior research faculty with the Center for Creative Leadership, based in Singapore, Anand leads CCL’s Asia focused leadership development research. He is the co-Principal Investigator for the Understanding the Leadership Gap research study at CCL and a lead developer of the Leadership Gap Indicator.
Anand holds a B.E. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University of Madras and an M.Bus. degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is presently doing his Ph.D in International Management at University of Hawaii at Manoa. Anand is certified to use CCL-owned assessments.
Anand has published in peer-reviewed academic journals, authored book chapters, research reports, white papers, and newspaper articles. His work on cultural intelligence has been published in Group and Organization Management and Management and Organization Review and is widely cited. Anand’s work exploring the relation of job burnout to job performance, was conferred the Best Paper Award by the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management in 2007. He is also the recipient of the Outstanding Reviewer Award for 2009 from the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management. His research has been presented at various global and regional conferences including the Academy of Management Meetings, International Academy of Intercultural Research, and National Academy of Psychology. He is a member of the Academy of Management, and the International Academy.