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7 Questions with Bharti Mishra

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7 Questions with Bharti Mishra

Name: Bharti Mishra

Current title: Founder

Current organisation: Dark Pebble

Bharti is a founder of professional development platform. Her team is building and is to launch the platform for professional development in emerging markets and a matured market. In the coming days individuals will have to own their professional development because the society is made up of selfie generation where humans are less sociable. The relationship between employee and employer is short lived so employers are reluctant to make long term investment in employees. Humans life expectancy and professional life expectancy has increased. Human professional career graph is non- linear . Therefore each human being will have to own their professional development roadmap.

She works for data management at Santander Consumer USA and is board advisor for data company and health and wellness company. Bharti is skilled in data governance and analytics, management, and marketing technology. She was employed in the digital product management team at Citi where she led engineering and business teams to build the Omni Channel experience using next generation technologies and worked on a three year roadmap of the company. She also worked as the business intelligence project manager for AOL, where she played a key role in the development, design, and implementation of the company’s ad targeting platform re-engineering.

Bharti has received the most important leadership lessons from her family. She comes from a land owner family in India and has been responsible for taking care of laborers and their family for generations.

She has been raised in the energy industry and has got most of her leadership lessons from the energy industry. While growing up she experienced installation and production of steam chamber turbine based power plant and gas chamber based power plant. Leadership is very challenging in the energy industry because the industry exists at the intersection of many industries such as the mining industry, steel industry, telecommunication industry, oil and natural gas industry, infrastructure industry and security and surveillance industry. The industry is challenging because the ecosystem is made up of private agencies, government agencies and international agencies. She has wonderful experience observing her mentors solving the problems of the energy industry.

In addition, during her childhood, Bharti’s school worked in partnership with Mother Teresa’s foundation near metropolitan Kolkata where she helped to homeschool underprivileged children and to raise funds to help the poor.

7 Questions with Bharti Mishra


1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

As an executive of a large enterprise I have found that culture of the organization is key to success.

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

As an executive I think vision and execution is very important.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I plan using notepad and execute.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Leadership with purpose and compassion is very important.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

An Autobiography: The story of My Experiments with Truth by Mahatma Gandhi is her favorite leadership book. He followed people first and non violence strategy in his leadership.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

My inspiring people and mobilizing them to improve and take action. Transform the herd. people first strategy.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

It is important to have purpose and compassion for short term and long term success.

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