THE WISE LEADER

May 14, 2018

Seven D’s for ID’s

Published on 11th May 2018, BUSINESS STANDARD

UP recorded a large voter turnout during the recent assembly polls. The pundits have finished typecasting, forecasting and broadcasting.
May 17, 2018

Unleashing a “Dandi march” for entrepreneurship

Published on 16th May, 2018, BUSINESS STANDARD

There are many inspiring examples of trickles becoming mighty rivers like the Ganga and Kaveri.
June 11, 2018

Wise succession includes predecessor’s exit

Published on 8th June, 2018, BUSINESS STANDARD

The field of corporate governance is occupied by regulators, accountants and lawyers
July 7, 2018

Management should be efficient, board should provide dignity

Published on 8th June, 2018, BUSINESS STANDARD

The 19th century British essayist and businessman, Walter Bagehot had said of Britain’s governance: the prime minister should symbolize efficiency and is answerable to the people.
August 4, 2018

When a ‘revered’ CEO is accused

Published on 3rd August, 2018, BUSINESS STANDARD

A CEO could evoke reverence from his board of directors for many reasons. It could be any of the 5 C’s: competence, clan, connections, charisma or a combination!
October 8, 2018

When a leader comes under inexplicable influence of someone

19th October 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

In my 3rd August column, I explored the challenge faced by independent directors when an iconic leader in the company is accused of an ethical misdemeanor.
October 12, 2018

Power alters and damages a CEO’s brain

12th October 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

*The writer is a corporate advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur. His new book, “CRASH: lessons from the rise and exit of business leaders” will be published by Penguin India in December, 2018.
November 13, 2018

The ET TU movement is on

5th November 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

*The writer is a corporate advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur. His new book, “CRASH: lessons from the rise and exit of business leaders” will be published by Penguin India in December, 2018. Email: rgopal@themindworks.me
November 13, 2018

For a retiring CEO, it is “a plunge into the abyss of insignificance, a kind of mortality”

6th November 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD 

Writing about CEO departures in his book, The Hero’s Farewell, Prof Jeffrey Sonnenfeld described the end of an illustrious career as a plunge into the abyss of insignificance, a kind of mortality.