Managers, leaders and you 

8 Jun

In response to a question on Quora, I recalled 3 things that I learnt in my first ever job

While the first one was almost an instant realization, the second and third were formed over years and has taken time to transform from a hypothesis to a theorem 

It’s been over 13 years, and it still holds true

If you do what everyone else is doing, you will end up being what everyone else is. To rise above everyone, you have to do things differently

Your manager has a far bigger role to play in your learning than the leadership

Your leadership has a far bigger role to play in the culture of the company than your manager

2 Responses to Managers, leaders and you 


Arun Sreelalan Iyer

June 9th, 2017 at 11:59 am

Hi Ankur,

This is gold!

I study leadership and org behavior, and factors for employee motivation, and have come to the realization that we tend to dismiss “soft” aspects such as EQ and an environment of trust as “mere fluff”. However, these are skills that need to be nurtured, while “hard” skills like Data Analytics and Product Design can be learnt on the job and are not really a challenge for most competent employees.



June 13th, 2017 at 9:21 am

Thanks Arun :)

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