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7 Questions on Leadership with Amit Tripathy


Name: Amit Tripathy


Title: Founder & CEO


Organisation: MrFixPro


Amit Tripathy is a social entrepreneur with a deep passion for technology and purpose-driven business. His entrepreneurial interest briefly lies in the area of the platform economy. Amit is a computer science engineering graduate from PMEC Berhampur and completed a global certification program on supply chain digitization and management from IIM Mumbai.


Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!


I hope Amit's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Cheers,

Jonno White



1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?


Building a cohesive and high-performing team in a small organization is most challenging as a startup founder.


2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?


In 2020,COVID knocked the door as a black swan event. The workers were left with no work and many got laid off. Laid off workers started moving towards their home towns.


Many skilled workers sat idly at home without having any clue about their work.


It was a dark phase. They did not know how to feed their families. Everyone knew that customers wanted maintenance and repair service but did not have any idea how to reach them.


Meanwhile, MrFixPro came to rescue. With the help of our registered workers, we reached to laid off workers and made them aware of our services.


Many of them got interested and registered themselves with us. By this our network also widened and there was no dearth of workers.


The workers were left with no work and many got laid off. Laid off workers started moving towards their home towns.


Many skilled workers sat idly at home without having any clue about their work.


It was a dark phase. They did not know how to feed their families. Everyone knew that customers wanted maintenance and repair service but did not have any idea how to reach them.


Meanwhile, MrFixPro came to rescue. With the help of our registered workers, we reached to laid off workers and made them aware of our services.


Many of them got interested and registered themselves with us. By this our network also widened and there was no dearth of workers.


Through this, we even got to know many more new and efficient techniques. But our main focus was learning. So, we encouraged each and every workers for up-skilling.


We can proudly say that even if one of our registered workers leaves us and moved to other places of his choice, he won’t be lacking in skills. He will be able to get a job easily.


We made them believe in themselves. We made them believe that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Moreover, we made them Atma Nirbhar.


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


Entrepreneurs should customize their schedules based on the demands of their business, personal preferences, and lifestyle. It's essential to find a balance that allows for productivity, creativity, and a fulfilling personal life. Regularly reassess and adjust your routine as needed to accommodate changing priorities and maintain a healthy work-life balance.

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?


Try not to trust blindly on everyone!


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?


Bhagavad Gita


I have come to believe that spreading the Bhagavad Gita is the most beneficial thing I can do for humanity.


According to the Bhagavad Gita, effective leaders must first have a firm understanding of who they are. Understanding one’s own self entails more than just being aware of one’s own physical and psychological conditions. Deeper levels of consciousness are reached by this understanding.


6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?


It is never too late for new achievements; you just need to be consistent.


"Work Hard in Silence"


7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?


The most crucial aspect of communication, according to Krishna, is, to be honest, and respectful of others. Leaders must be able to inspire their followers when they speak in order to direct them toward the shared vision and goals.


sukha-duḥkhe same kṛitvā lābhālābhau jayājayau

tato yuddhāya yujyasva naivaṁ pāpam avāpsyasi


It means, Fighting for the sake of duty, treating alike happiness and distress, loss and gain, victory and defeat. Fulfilling your responsibility in this way, you will never incur sin.

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