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Leaderspeak: Atul Singh

Here are excerpts of a small Q&A with Atul Singh, President & CEO, Coca-Cola India & South West Asia.

Shamni Pande        Print Edition: May 16, 2010

My leadership style
Participative

It means involving your team, being a good listener and then making key decisions.

The leadership lesson I remember the best
Walk the talk-there is no substitute.

The political leader I admire the most
Mahatma Gandhi.

The business leader I admire the most
Warren Buffett.

A book/movie I would recommend on leadership
Winning by Jack Welch & Suzy Welch.

What I think is the difference between a manager and a leader
Leaders try to do the right things every time and bring out the best in people. Managers do things right, their focus is to manage the job at hand effectively and efficiently.

All good managers aren't good leaders
Yes-It is quite like the best coaches are not necessarily the best players.

- As told to Shamni Pande

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