Russi Mody had a 53-year stint at the Tata group. He was managing director for 19 years - the last nine also as chairman - at Tata Iron & Steel Company.He lorded over the Tata group for years among other satraps, including Darbari Seth, Chairman of Tata Chemicals, and Ajit Baburao Kerkar, who led Indian Hotels Company. A decade before them, Ashok Ganguly was chairman of Hindustan Lever from 1980 to 1990. "As management expert Jim Collins points out in his book, Good to Great, many super CEOs could never deliver a sustained and consistent performance," says Paul Dupuis, CEO of Randstad India, the Indian arm of the Dutch HR consulting firm. Click here to read more