The Insulated Leaders…

Source: WikipediaEven today, that gusty winter evening is vividly imprinted deep in my conscious…

Far away as the moon was rising above the panoramic mountains, viewing from the patio of the restaurant over a hot mug of coffee, after an exhaustive day, I learnt for the first time about the concept of Insulated Leader.

“It is really appalling that many of our corporate leaders are not only incarcerated in their self image but also prefer to remain completely insulated at work”, said late Prof. Sumantra Ghoshal as he gave a steady meditative look and further added, “A leader needs to be closer to realities of the organisation and it is possible only by weeding out sycophants”.

I was too naive to value the profundity of his assertion at that time but unwittingly it engraved in my young professional mind forever.

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