Articles

September 29, 2018

When a leader is manipulated

27th November 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

Directors need to be alert about behavioural changes in a powerful leader - a situation that could require quiet intervention
October 2, 2018

Hubris around ‘born-to-be-sold’ startups

27th September 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

(*The writer is a corporate advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur. His new book, co-authored with Ranjan Banerjee, and titled “THE MADE-IN-INDIA MANAGER”, will be published by Hachette India in November, 2018.
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.
October 29, 2018

Can the Indian manager be even more successful abroad ?

29th October 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

The writer is a corporate advisor and Distinguished Professor of IIT Kharagpur. His new book, co-authored with Ranjan Banerjee, and titled “THE MADE-IN-INDIA MANAGER”, has been published by Hachette India in October, 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.
November 29, 2018

Successful entrepreneurs plan, plan and plan

29th November 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

It is silly to think that past entrepreneurs did not have a solid business plan or that a Rambo business idea alone matters, that there is no need to have a detailed plan.
December 8, 2018

How to improve board dynamics

7th December 2018 BUSINESS STANDARD

In my column of 14th September 2018, I mentioned some factors which could cause a leader to feel vulnerable and become prone to a governance mishap