The leadership lesson I remember best
As a young kid, seeing J.R.D. Tata quietly picking up bags falling off the baggage carousel at the Bombay airport and putting them back. A dramatic illustration of the fact that really great leaders are genuinely humble.
The political leader I admire the most
The business leader I admire the most
Bill Gates, of course! I deeply admire his intense curiosity about everything and his capacity for reinventing himself.
Books/movies I would recommend on leadership
Good to Great by Jim Collins and Servant Leadership by Robert Greenleaf.
What I think is the difference between a manager and a leader
A manager does things right, which implies execution excellence and efficiency, whilst a leader does the right things, which implies a vision and a path that inspires followership. Management is a career. Leadership is a calling. Both are needed.
The worst thing a leader can do
Be focussed on himself/herself. Nothing causes you to lose trust and followership faster.