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Anniversary Special 2018

Anniversary Special 2018

'The Best Management Lesson I Learnt'

Dec 28, 2017

Top corporate honchos share their success stories

Ajay Bhushan Pandey, CEO, Unique Identification Authority of India (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

'Critics Make You a Better Performer'

Dec 23, 2017

We must learn to take criticism positively as it signifies people's concern and it is our responsibility to allay their fears.

Ajay Piramal, Chairman, Piramal Group and Shriram Group (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

'Values Create Value'

Dec 23, 2017

With a purpose of Doing Well and Doing Good, Piramal Foundation drives initiatives in the areas of youth leadership, education, healthcare and drinking water.

A.M. Naik, Non-executive Chairman, Larsen & Toubro (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

'You Must Lead by Example'

Dec 23, 2017

Courage is the topmost trait of leadership, which means you refuse to back down, come what may.

Amit Agarwal, SVP and Country Head, Amazon India (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

'It's Still Day 1...'

Dec 23, 2017

Working backwards from customer needs is key to True Customer Obsession.

Anand Kripalu, MD and CEO, United Spirits

'The Power of Focus'

Dec 23, 2017

It may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that focussing on fewer things will help one grow faster, but that is what happens.

Deepak Iyer, MD, Mondelez India Foods (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

'People Are All That Matter'

Dec 23, 2017

Creating a passionate team with a strong sense of vision and purpose can make a world of difference.

Dilip Shanghvi, Managing Director, Sun Pharmaceutical Industries

'Earn Trust, Build Bonds'

Dec 23, 2017

The potential of people comes out when you give them challenging assignments, empower them and give them the space to make mistakes.

Falguni Nayar, CEO and Founder, Nykaa.com (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

'Follow Your Customer'

Dec 23, 2017

Sifting through each order tells you all about customer behaviour, trends and the larger story at play.

G.V. Prasad, Co-chairman and CEO, Dr. Reddy's (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

'Thrive Through Change'

Dec 23, 2017

Adversity builds resilience. It also helped me discover my reason for being - which was to create a self-sustaining high-performance organisation.

G.V.K. Reddy, Founder and Chairman, GVK (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

'Face Challenges, Work Hard'

Dec 23, 2017

There is no substitute for hard work, self-discipline and commitment to your job and those alone will make people believe in you.

Harsh Goenka, Chairman, RPG Enterprises (Photo: Rachit Goswami)

'Build on Trust'

Dec 23, 2017

More than the dotted lines that link up the hierarchy, it is the invisible lines of trust that are the cornerstone of all people policies.

Keshav Murugesh, Group CEO, WNS Global Services (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

'It's All About Culture'

Dec 23, 2017

When a manager or a leader makes culture his lodestar, he gives his people a proud identity and values to live by.

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Founder, Infosys (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

'Use Data, Facts for Decisions'

Dec 23, 2017

Articulate and value-based people have no heroes. Their only hero is data. They have self-confidence, dignity... To them, merit, honesty, transparency and fairness are important.

Onkar S. Kanwar, Chairman, Apollo Tyres (Photo: Shekhar Ghosh)

'Make Believers Part of Your Team'

Dec 23, 2017

When the going gets tough, set clear, even bold, targets, and align people's efforts to transform the organisation.

Illustration by Raj Verma

'Track Your Growth Driver'

Dec 23, 2017

The sooner you identify the KPI that matters, the saner your business will be and the faster it will grow.

Dr. Prathap C. Reddy, Chairman, Apollo Hospitals (Photo: Nilotpal Baruah)

'Meet Expectations'

Dec 23, 2017

Every decision & investment must be dictated by the wishes of the consumer, and how our actions will deliver on his/her expectations.

Radhika Aggarwal, CBO and Co-founder, ShopClues (Photo: Vivan Mehra))

'Grit Wins the War'

Dec 23, 2017

We all need to be that ideal job candidate who has a passion for the work he is doing and the determination to carry on.

Rajiv Lall, Founder MD and CEO, IDFC Bank (Photo: Nishikant Gamre)

'It's All About People'

Dec 23, 2017

Culture is vital to institution building. It requires relentless communication to ensure that purpose, vision and values of the firm are internalised.

Ranjan Kapur, Chairman, WPP India

'No Authority Needed to Influence People'

Dec 23, 2017

Authority could be used well or abused, but influence is earned and so is respect.

Rashesh Shah, Chairman and CEO, Edelweiss (Photo: Vivan Mehra)

'Be Long-term Greedy'

Dec 23, 2017

Building a stable and sustainable organisation requires a very long-term outlook and focus on the bigger picture.