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7 Questions on Leadership with Jyoti Prakash Swain

Name: Jyoti Prakash Swain

Title: Senior Business Analyst

Organisation: Vocus

I have 20+ years of experience in Business analysis, Process improvement, Data analysis, Project management & Service Management in the Telecommunications, IT Consulting and Financial services domains. I am proficient at identifying improvement opportunities and helping businesses by providing insight, designing processes and technical solutions to meet their need along with an ability to take control of a situation and take decisions. Astute analytical ability and personable nature make me a delight to work with.

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

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


Jonno White

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

Overcoming impostor syndrome.

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

We were selected from the campus as part of Engineering officer recruitment to lead technical teams with the large telco.

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

Understand the strategic initiatives of the organization and prioritize work accordingly to provide maximum value.

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

Talk less and listen more.

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?

7 Habits of highly successful people.

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

Be a person of principles and integrity

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

Leading teams by example.

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