Leadership

The  Wise and Warrior Queen

The  Wise and Warrior Queen

In the male-dominated history of India which traces back to more than five millennia, one can find a handful of women rulers.  One of those very few who stood out for her exemplary bravery, exceptional military skills, visionary leadership, and philanthropy was Ahilyabai Holkar. Her life and leadership can be an inspiration for a multitude…

Breaking Glass Ceilings: Women trailblazers leading the change in India

Breaking Glass Ceilings: Women trailblazers leading the change in India

In the Indic school of thought, women have also held the most important portfolios — Education is Maa Saraswati; Defence is Maa Durga; Death and Rebirth is Maa Kaali (the fiercest fighter); and Finance is Maa Lakshmi. Fast forward to the present, things are gradually returning to the way they always were.  Steering this return…

Celluloid Queens: Shaping the Narrative of Modern Bollywood

Celluloid Queens: Shaping the Narrative of Modern Bollywood

When we think of Hindi cinema and its leading ladies, a gallery of iconic images floods the mind. Yet today, recognition isn’t solely for acting prowess; it extends to various roles. We now celebrate the contributions of women as writers, directors, producers, editors, lyricists, composers, choreographers, and other behind-the-scenes wizards, each leaving an indelible mark…

Doctor Passionate on Inclusive Healthcare

Doctor Passionate on Inclusive Healthcare

Doctor Devi Prasad Shetty is one of the leading cardiac surgeons of India and he can be easily regarded as one of the important leaders in India’s healthcare sector too. Born on 8th May 1953, in Kinnigoli village of the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, he went on to achieve world renown through his surgical…

From Good to Great: Essential Leadership Lessons

From Good to Great: Essential Leadership Lessons

Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a leader? How do they handle the daily grind and all the challenges that come with it? You might think you know the answer, but it’s not always straightforward, so let’s take leadership lessons directly from the leaders of the corporate giants. CEOs of global companies…

Painting a Remarkable Business Saga 

Painting a Remarkable Business Saga 

Asian Paints has been a household name in our lives for many decades. We have grown up seeing the creative ads for Asian Paints, and many of us associate painting homes with Asian Paints. The Mumbai-based Indian multinational company has a clear leadership position in India in the paints segment and is a part of…

Risk Management Lessons from Jamie Dimon 

Risk Management Lessons from Jamie Dimon 

Jamie Dimon, a US banker and businessman, has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of JP Morgan Chase since 2006. During the late 2010s, he was on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He was also on Time magazine’s 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2011 lists of the world’s…

Is Cockroach Theory Still Relevant Today? 

Is Cockroach Theory Still Relevant Today? 

We can easily consider Sundar Pichai, the father of the Cockroach Theory. The term makes a narrative of differentiating between responding and reacting, while in today’s era, it is used as a reference by several leading leaders, including Mark Zuckerberg, Piyush Bansal, Ritesh Aggarwal, etc. But how did the theory come into existence and evolve?…

The Darker Truths

The Darker Truths

What is common between Hollywood movies like The Social Network, Pirates of Silicon Valley, and The Wolf of Wall Street? A CEO’s entrepreneurial journey is surrounded by a storm of challenges, and how might leadership take a darker edge? The Social Network featured Mark Zuckerberg’s story of building Facebook and reflecting on his dark side…

Transparent Decision-Making

Transparent Decision-Making

Blockchain technology’s emergence has grown its impact on leadership as decentralised autonomous organisations (DAOs) have gained traction across the business sector. A revolutionary step to restructure the organisation with alternate governance transformed how business is conducted and impacted decision-making. What truly sets DAOs apart is their digital presence, which operates through smart contracts and decisions…