Sunday, June 28, 2020


2 stories that i learned from 22 Yarns podcast between Joy Bhattacharjya & Gaurav Kapur

John Buchanan was IPL Cricket franchise KKR's coach during 2008-09. One of the ideas that he floated was the multiple captaincy theory where he said- rather than having a single captain,the team will have a separate fielding, bowling & batting captains. It backfired big time as the team ended at the bottom of the table. One of the greatest leadership outcomes is to return clarity to the team, which could not be achieved.

Later on, Gautam Gambhir was made KKR captain. In an IPL match,he top-scored & his team won the match,he won the man-of-the-match award. During the award ceremony, he called a lesser known player who had hit quickfire runs towards the end & handed his award to him acknowledging that the team wouldn't have won without his late contribution. Gautam clearly put the team before self, the hallmark of a true leader.

#Leadership is never a one-size-fits-all phenomenon having a single, sorted playbook. Hence, it is important to understand & learn from those who have been there, done that.

In this context, I liked the thoughts shared by Ankur Warikoo here- and sharing my #sketchnote.

What are some of your leadership learnings ?


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