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Leaderspeak: Ratul Puri

Here are excerpts of a small Q&A with Ratul Puri, ED, Moser Baer

Shalini S. Dagar | Print Edition: May 2, 2010

The leadership lesson I remember the best
Leadership consists of continuous learning. A leader has to engage people and drive them to confront challenges and help change their perspectives.

The political leader I admire the most
Sardar Patel.

The business leader I admire the most
Steve Jobs.

A book I would recommend on leadership
On Becoming a Leader by Warren Bennis.

What I think is the difference between a manager and a leader
A true leader is one who helps others in becoming leaders. They instill confidence in people and encourage them to take risks.

All good managers aren't good leaders
Managing is not a series of mechanical tasks, but a set of human interactions. The journey from being a "good" to "great" manager is what makes them good leaders as well. This requires ample courage and tenacity.

— As told to Shalini S. Dagar

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