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Leaderspeak with Ashok Soota

Here is a small Q&A with Ashok Soota, Executive Chairman, MindTree.

Rahul Sachitanand | Print Edition: July 25, 2010

The leadership lesson I remember the best
Use the good times to prepare for the bad and the bad times to prepare for the good.

The political leaders I admire the most
Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.

The business leader I admire the most
Bill Gates.

A book/movie I would recommend on leadership
The Other 90% by Robert K Cooper.

What I think is the difference between a manager and a leader
Leadership is about vision, motivation, empowerment and mentoring. Management is about planning, deciding and executing.

All good managers are good leaders
Should be two sides of a coin but frequently is not.

- As told to Rahul Sachitanand

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