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Leaderspeak: Sanjiv Goenka

Here are excerpts of a small Q&A with Sanjiv Goenka, Vice Chairman CESC & RPG Enterprises.

Somnath Dasgupta | Print Edition: October 4, 2009

The leadership lesson I remember best: Understand your limitations — and work within them

The political leader I admire the most: Sonia Gandhi

The business leader I admire the most: My father R.P. Goenka

A book or movie I would recommend on leadership: The leadership of FDR in the movie Pearl Harbour

The difference between a manager and leader: A manager thinks of this quarter; a leader thinks of, and plans for, the future also

The worst thing a leader can do: Not trust his own team

My biggest test as a leader was: When CESC was passing through a very difficult time, giving confidence to the team that the future was bright and motivating them to perform under trying circumstances

All good managers aren’t good leaders: Yes

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