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direc­tors to be some­one else and asked him to get cof­fee for all us be­cause he was dressed in jeans. That came back to bite me a cou­ple of times.

I MISTOOK ONE OF THE MANAG­ING best lead­er­ship les­son I learnt

of years was how lead­er­ship dur­ing a cri­sis is very dif­fer­ent from lead­er­ship dur­ing a calm phase. The abil­ity to in­still the be­lief through ac­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion that we were all in it to­gether and we would come out stronger than be­fore was one of my ear­li­est lead­er­ship lessons.

HowI­man­aged my work-life bal­ance

es­pe­cially in those days, was an easy 16-hour a day job. I left early and came home quite late, but I still found time to get in an hour at the gym and spent the week­end’s par­ty­ing it up. Work­ing out con­tin­ues to be im­per­a­tive to en­sur­ing a calm and re­laxed mind.

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