How do corporate India’s leaders manage their businesses? Where do they draw inspiration from? What is their management style? Like A Boss is a new series of interviews aimed to offer readers lessons from corporate bosses on how they run their companies. More
Nirmal Jain, founder of IIFL, finds inspiration from the fascinating success stories of Amazon and Flipkart and loves to read George Orwell and Benjamin Graham.
Atul Nishar, founder and chairman, Hexaware Technologies on his first leadership lesson, what he learnt about communication and how to treat people
Sanjeev Bikhchandani divulges why leadership can never be taught at business schools and why there's no single role model in his life
Inspire others to be better than you. Lead with clarity and a sense of security and confidence, says Cyril Shroff, one of the premier corporate lawyers in India.
Ritesh Agarwal, who built one of the world’s biggest hospitality brands, on his management style, inspiration, the book that has influenced him the most and more.
Infosys co-founder SD Shibulal has a Masters in Physics and Computer Science but he has never been to a business school and yet he continues to inspire through his leadership. In this edition of our Like A Boss series we caught up with him to understand his leadership style and what keeps him inspired.
MR Kumar, chairman of India’s largest insurer, due for an IPO next year, on his management style, the book that influenced him and lessons in leadership.
Larsen and Toubro managing director SN Subrahmanyan on his management style, the books that have influenced him and advice on running companies.
TA Krishnan on leaders who have influenced him, his management style and advice to the new crop of leaders.
Serial entrepreneur Ronnie Screwvala talks about the importance of sticking it out in crunch times and how he likes to be involved in his work, but differentiates it from being micro-managing.
TR Ramachandran, Group Country Manager, India & South Asia, Visa, talks about the business books and leaders who have influenced him, his management style and the best place to prepare for leadership.
Rama Kirloskar, the Kirloskar scion and Managing Director of Kirloskar Ebara Pumps Limited, talks about the importance of having a team that includes both seniors and youngsters, and of giving opportunities that force colleagues out of their comfort zone
Christina Ruggiero, CEO, Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd (HCCB) describes her management style, the books that have influenced her and how she learns from mistakes.
Nilesh Shah, the veteran mutual fund official, who is group president and MD, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Company, opens up about his management style, the best place to prepare for leadership and why he is a stickler for deadlines.
Ashish Kashyap reveals his management style, the books that has influenced him and the best place to prepare for leadership.
The chairman of India’s largest bank reveals his management style, his advice to younger banker and why management books don’t interest him
The doyen of Indian banking, HDFC's Chairman Deepak Parekh, opens up about his management style, advice to youngsters and whether tough decisions are best taken by one person or collectively.
The co-founder of Infosys describes his management style, the business leaders he draws inspiration from and the best place to prepare for leadership
Motilal Oswal, the group managing director and CEO of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited, is a team player, one who expects his team to be on top of its game. And learning, he tells us, is the only way to excel but it has to be matched in equal quantities with compassion.
"I don’t believe in micromanaging," quips Haigreve Khaitan, ace corporate lawyer and co-founder of the Mumbai office at one of India’s oldest law firms, the 108-year old Khaitan & Co.
The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) boss weighs in on his management advice, leadership lessons, the management book that influenced him the most and whether he wants to be liked, feared or respected.
Nithin Kamath, the chief executive officer of Zerodha, talks about how consultations are fine but the final decision with respect to tricky matters should be taken by the leader
Harsh Goenka, the charismatic chairman of RPG Enterprises, firmly believes that one should be a guide, not a boss. A consensus leader, he tells us he would want to be respected "not for what I am, but for what I do."
Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, MD and CEO of Bandhan Bank, opens up about his management style, his most admired leader and what motivates him at his work.
"Don’t expect people to follow you as a genuine leader unless you have the qualities that inspire a following" - that’s the management mantra of the straight talking Zia Mody, Co-Founder & Managing Partner of top law firm AZB & Partners.