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All about Harsh Goenka

Here's an insight into a little Q&A with the chairman of RPG Enterprises.

Print Edition: August 23, 2009

Harsh Goenka
Harsh Goenka

Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Enterprises

My leadership style

The political leader I admire the most
Manmohan Singh

The business leader I admire the most
Ratan Tata

The leadership lesson I remember best
My father taught me a very valuable lesson: “Get a good group of managers around you and trust them.” Valuing people and relying on them became a big part of my approach to management.

A book or movie I would recommend on leadership

The difference between a manager and a leader
When you are a leader you work from the heart. A leader has a vision and behaves like an entrepreneur. As a manager, you work from the head and there is a certain aversion to risk taking.

Worst thing a leader can do
Demand others to tread a path that he is himself not prepared for.

All good managers aren’t good leaders
Yes, and the reverse, too, is true - all good leaders aren’t necessarily good managers.

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