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7 Questions on Leadership with Dr. Partho Kunar


Name: Dr. Partho Kunar


Title: Director


Organisation: Suhaskrit Trainers and consultants


Thirty years of working with passion, love and innovation. Crafted and created some wonderful professional leaders across trade, industry and profession. currently indulged in self-exploration working with a few enterprising organisational leaders with a focus on Business Transformation and human capital development and growth. Blessed with a loving family, a wife an Art of Living Teacher and Son Ayush a Hospitality professional currently doing his Master's in digital marketing, the UK university of Surrey


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


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


Cheers,

Jonno White



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


Execution of Ideas at the roots with the same pace and enthusiasm.


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


You do not have to become a leader, it's simple when you find people around you who love spending time with you and are willing to walk in and discuss any silly idea. Fortunately as an executive in my early days, I would have people coming up giving me some assignment to do and trust me that I will deliver.


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


All my Childhood days, I grew up around the TATA culture, where TIME, QUALITY, and DISCIPLINE with a human touch were the habits. So from the early days, my Time for different activities was and is planned, doing one job at a time and leading a disciplined work-life balance. Two processes or activities which is the same, Getting up early and doing my Art of Living Sadhana and before going to bed making a note of my day's activity and Meditating before sleep.


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


Life is ever-changing and evolving need to accept this and keep updating yourself. spent more time with youth they are smarter and willing to take risks.


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?


I was impressed by the autobiography of Jamshedji Tata, "For the Love of India" still very relevant today for leaders and industry.


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


Work Hard, this has no replacement, and keep exploring your own self it has unending potential.


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


I had gone to do my summer training as a management student and was carrying my training synopsis with me, knocked at the door of my manager whom I had never met earlier and a soft confident voice said come in. As I entered surprise awaited me, a short-looking man was on the chair wearing a half-sleeved shirt but with both hands amputated. I had no idea what to do next, he said sit down, what will you have tea or coffee I said Tea. He ordered two cups of tea I was more curious now how would he be....Then he said to give me your papers He came up his legs on the table took my papers took them below the table made the corrections and gave them back. By the time tea had arrived, he was sipping his tea using his foot holding the cup on the thumb of his foot. Life was never the same for me thereafter. NO CHALLENGE IS A CHALLENGE FOR ME.

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