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Leadership brand

As you know, at GCPL, we have exciting and ambitious plans of becoming an emerging markets FMCG leader. But to be able to deliver on these aspirations, we will need to significantly raise the bar on what we expect from our leaders. We also need to groom many more leaders and build a strong pipeline…

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Managing your inbox

Yesterday, as I was boarding a flight to the US, I was making a mental note of some of the things to do on the flight. On the top of the list was to make sure that I caught up with emails that I had fallen behind on. The long flight would provide the perfect…

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Managing across

Over the last couple of years, we have reorganised our organisational structure to better capitalise on our growth potential, as a global company. We have created separate geographic clusters, to sustain the agile and entrepreneurial spirit of our business. At the same time, we have established global functions to leverage the benefits of scale and…

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The bell curve debate (Co-authored by Rahul Gama)

Someone once remarked that the bell curve approach used in performance ratings is probably as confounding as the Duckworth Lewis method in cricket. Many of you would have probably heard comparisons along similar lines. Over the last few years, the use of the bell curve has come under criticism. Companies like Microsoft and Cisco, among…

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Being a questioning leader

Recently, over a weekend, my eighth grade daughter was writing a paper using the Socratic method and asked for some help. In the fourth century, Socrates had pioneered the approach of learning through questions, uncovering assumptions and getting to the heart of the issue. Frankly, while I had learnt about this method in college, I…

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Trust

Today we are celebrating Republic Day in India. For our colleagues in other geographies, this is the anniversary of when the Constitution of India was officially adopted. Godrej, as you know, has a proud history, closely intertwined with the evolution of India.  And through this 117-year journey, what hasn’t changed is the fact that in…

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The Magic of Stories

It is amazing how stories can change our perspectives – the way we think, act and feel. The magic of stories can inspire us in a way that perhaps cold, hard facts cannot. For many years now, my wife, Roopi and I have been trying to instil the love of stories in our kids. One…

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