Dr. Rajesh Johnsam


Dr. Irudhaya Rajesh Johnsam is currently a lecturer at AIB. He holds his Doctorate in Organisational Behaviour/Leadership from Anna University (India). Rajesh has a Masters in Psychology and an MBA in HR from University of Madras (India). He also holds a Masters in Communication and Journalism from Madurai Kamaraj University (India). Rajesh also received specialised training in leadership, emotional intelligence and organisational behaviour skills from the American Management Association and Graduate school USDA (Washington DC, USA).

Rajesh has six years of academic experience, combined with over ten years' work experience in the training and development of employees across multiple sectors. His popular training programs include ‘EI in leadership’ and ‘Mastering interpersonal communication skills at the workplace’. Rajesh strongly believes in making a difference in the life of his students through personal integrity and excellence in teaching. He strongly recommends students to ‘dream the impossible’.

His research focuses on studying the intervening process between transformational leadership and its impact on followers’ outcomes. His research interests also include interpersonal communication satisfaction, growth satisfaction in the job, job stress, job burnout, interpersonal trust and transformational leadership in self-managing work teams. His work has been published in a range of peer-reviewed international journals. He is also a reviewer for international peer-reviewed journals in the areas of leadership and organisational behaviour. As a passionate researcher, he strongly believes in the ‘Research to Practice’ philosophy.

Publications and Presentations

Rajesh, J.I. and Suganthi, L. (2016) “The mediating role of interpersonal communication satisfaction between transformational leadership and followers’ trust”, International Journal of Business excellence, Vol.9, No.4, pp.418-440

Rajesh, J.I. (2016) “The Level of Job Stress and Burnout across employees of six sectors in Indian Organisations”, Journal of Organization and Human Behaviour, Vol. 5, No.2, pp.29 – 36

Rajesh, J.I. and Suganthi, L. (2015) “Interpersonal communication satisfaction and followers’ job stress and job burnout in the Indian hospitality sector”, International Journal of Hospitality and Event Management, Vol.1, No.3, pp. 219-243

Rajesh, J.I. and Suganthi, L. (2014) “The relationship between transformational leadership and followers’ interpersonal communication satisfaction in Indian organisations”, International Journal of Business Excellence, Vol.7, No.1, pp. 28-51

Rajesh, J.I. and Suganthi, L. (2014) “Relationship between Nurses’ Interpersonal Communication Satisfaction and Growth Satisfaction in Job and Job Burnout”, Indian Journal of Continuing Nursing Education, Vol. 15, No.2, pp. 19-26

Rajesh, J.I. and Suganthi, L. (2013) “The Satisfaction of teachers with their supervisors’ Interpersonal communication skills in relation to job burn-out and growth satisfaction in southern India”, Management in Education, Vol.27, No.4, pp. 128-137