Lessons in Leadership from Tata (Part II)

Vinod Kumar, CEO and Managing Director of Tata Communications, sat down with HQ Asia for a conversation about alignment, balance and legacy. This is part two of a two-part series which explores Kumar's leadership journey, advice for emerging leaders and how innovation is explored at Tata Communications. Kumar also shares 10 lessons for success.

This is part two of a two-part interview. Here is part one

Advice for Emerging Leaders

In Kumar’s opinion, young managers should seek out zones of discomfort that provide opportunities to grow. The more varied one’s experiences, the better, as young managers should not to fall into a comfortable rut. He acknowledges that people can find it difficult to get out of this rut, as it tends to guarantee short-term success, but argues that it means they are not thinking long term. ...

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