Succession problem : Is it a typical Indian leadership nature ?

Tata group's inability to find a 'right' successor for Ratan Tata compel me to look this issue in broader perspective and that somehow takes me to the entities where finding a charismatic,natural and 'Sarvya Manya' leader seems to be herculean task if not impossible.
If we look at India as a nation, then we find that on numerous occasions Indians has difficulties in finding right successor of head to Political party/Govt/Corporate or state(empire in Older days). Here are the examples :
- A company like Infosys can not spare itself from controversies when they are in the process of finding their next CEO and Chairman (as Infosys Chairman NR Narayana Murthy is retiring in aug-2011).
- After a successful tenure, when chief minister,Y S Rajasekhara Reddy died it was very difficult to find his successor in Andhra Pradesh.
- DMK is having trouble in finding successor to Mr. M Karunanidhi democratically.
- Shiv Sena chief Bal Thackeray could not be able to select his successor in an amiable manner.
- Main opposition Party BJP is having trouble in deciding who will be the successor to Mr. L.K. Advani.
- I just read that Sri Sai baba is no more and so I wish there should not be any issue in finding his successor as well.

It says a lot about the leaders himself and leadership qualities of Indians in general.I am not criticizing Indians but just analysing a general pervasive phenomena in society.At least one thing is sure that we do not believe in developing leaders naturally,tactically and democratically and do not plan for leadership succession well in advance.


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