In this podcast, Arun Maira dwells on how listening without judgement can help leaders understand the big picture and improve the quality of their decisions
Category : leadership
That those in the media are toast is now part of popular opinion. But the fact that an opinion is widely held is no evidence that it is not utterly absurd
Book review: In his new book ‘Hit Refresh’, Satya Nadella talks about operating with empathy and technology as a force for social good
Much is being reported and celebrated on the return of one of the original co-founders of Infosys to its helm as chairman. But is that what he may have wanted? Is it desirable? What kind of lessons emerge?
The Infosys founder has always claimed the high moral ground on good governance. But by taking on the current board in a high-pitched boardroom battle, he may have violated his own tenets and weakened the institution
We rarely get a live case study to engage with and test a proposition. The unfolding Infosys saga offers us a ready-made case to test my last week’s essay, ‘The leadership paradox’
It is impossible to achieve one’s leadership ambition or leverage diverse resources without pooling power. And power pooling cannot be achieved without negotiation—or power trading and trade-offs
Two kinds of leaders exist: mercenaries and missionaries. Both can win battles. But when it comes to fighting a war, whom would you go with?
He was destined for greatness. But tragically, many like him stay wedded to their ideas. Somehow, they did not learn when it is time to let go
If the only reason to do the work is to enjoy its fruits, there would be no motivation for leaders to undertake missions that cannot be completed in their own lifetimes