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E16 - Sacred Hoops (Author - Phil Jackson) - with Linda Tong

Phil Jackson, former head coach of the Chicago Bulls team, is popular for introducing the zen approach to the game. In his book, Sacred Hoops, he shares his  experiences of marrying sports with spirituality, and building  high-performing teams by being an invisible coach.  

In this episode, Linda Tong, GM of Cisco AppDynamics, lifetime Bulls fan, shares how the book inspired her leadership journey. Let’s listen to the podcast and understand how to put WE before ME, how to visualize like a leader and mentally prepare for tough times, and how mindfulness can help you achieve 10X growth for your team.

E15 - Ride of a Lifetime (Author - Robert Iger) - with Arun Mani

Robert Iger, the former CEO of The Walt Disney Company, is considered one of the innovative and successful CEOs of our time. In his book, The Ride of a Lifetime, he shares his journey and pens down the values that ensured his success. One of the most exciting parts of the book is about Disney’s acquisition of Pixar, a move that re-establishes Disney in the field of animation. 

In this episode, Arun Mani, Chief Revenue Officer, talks about what he loved about the book, some principles he related more closely with, and shares some examples of innovation, failures, and the lessons learned from his own life.

E14 - Road to Success - with Author Ash Seddeek

We had the pleasure to connect with Ash Seddeek, Chief Excitement Officer at Executive Greatness Institute, formerly with Deloitte Consulting, Oracle and Cisco. His book “Road to Success” outlines 3 strategic steps for career development - Own it, Win it and Crush it. Let’s listen to the podcast  and understand how  strategy, excitement and energy can pave the way for your 10X growth.


E13 - Good to Great (Author - Jim Collins) - with Madhu Shalini Iyer

Why do some companies make the leap and others don't? Is it the level 5 leadership qualities of the management team?  How to confront brutal facts in the startup world? How to balance the three levers of doing what you're best at, being passionate about solving a  problem,  and doing something which drives the economic engine.How to bring equilibrium between the culture of discipline and the risk taking entrepreneurial spirit?

We had the pleasure of connecting with Madhu Shalini Iyer, entrepreneur, partner at Rocketship.vc (a Silicon Valley based-global VC firm), and a former data scientist to hear about  her contrarian view on Jim Collins’s book - Good to Great. Check out this podcast to learn how to adapt insights from the book to your personal and business goals for 10X growth.

E12 - Trillion Dollar Coach (Author - Eric Schmidt et. al) - with Swati Bhatia

In this episode we connect with Swati Bhatia, Partner at Goldman Sachs to discuss the leadership principles that shaped the innovative culture of Silicon Valley.  Trillion Dollar Coach, authored by Eric Schmidt, Alan Eagle and Jonathan Rosenberg, showcases the life story of Bill Campbell who coached executives across Apple, Google, LinkedIn and several startups in Silicon Valley and helped drive 10X growth and beyond. 

A football coach turned high tech executive, Bill Campbell brought out the best in leaders and teams by building an envelope of trust and creating a team first environment. Hear this episode to learn how you can apply the silicon valley success strategies in your life and business. 


E11 - Unknown Edge - with Author Rajita Kulkarni Bagga

'What is The Unknown Edge that separates the mystical from the mundane, the life-transforming from the life-threatening and the ethereal from the earthly'?  

In this episode, we speak with Rajita Kulkarni Bagga, Author of the book Unknown Edge and President of Sri Sri University. After a stellar career in banking, Rajita has taken an even bigger initiative to shape the future generation and bring global impact. The Unknown Edge is a guide for business growth, relationship building, and self discovery

E10 - Deep Work (Author - Cal Newport) - with Gayathri Devi Kalyanaraman

Hear key takeaways from the book Deep Work by Cal Newport. Our featured guest for this episode is Gayathri Devi Kalyanaraman Senior Vice President, DBS Bank.

Women (and men) take on multiple roles, and these roles often come with a lot of responsibility. So how does one make time to get their work done. How does one prioritize their work among other responsibilities and distractions? In his book Deep Work, Cal Newport talks about the various philosophies one can adopt to do deep work. Cal describes deep work as: "Professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit. These efforts create new value, improve your skill, and are hard to replicate."

E9 - Give and Take (Author - Adam Grant) - with Ajay Goel

In this episode we have a guest host Madhavi Ravanan, SI Delivery Head at Nokia. Madhavi sits down with Ajay Goel, VP of Engineering at Altran, to discuss the book Give and Take by the author Adam Grant. 

Ajay shares his insights on what it means to be a giver and how building trust and relationships with people can enhance success. He delves deeper into how vulnerability can help one connect with others and a giver's role in motivating and cultivating talent. Ajay also reveals critical leadership skills he looks for when building a team.

E8 - Pocket Full of Love - with Author Lisa Pepper-Satkin

Love is such an amazing and empowering feeling. But sometimes, it is overshadowed by anxiety and fear, hindering us from recognizing our worth.

In this episode Lisa Pepper-Satkin, Executive Coach, Author and Dare to Lead Facilitator, reminisces her journey growing up and how her personal experience led to writing the children's book, Pocket Full of Love. The underlying message is not just for kids. We all struggle with fear and anxiety at different stages in our lives, albeit for different reasons. And this book teaches people of all ages how to replace fear with love by finding hearts in the world. She further discusses the importance of having vulnerable conversations in order to help each other grow positively.

E7 - Ellevate - with Author Sonali Sambhus

A shining career and a rich family life — Can you have both? Sonali Sambhus shares with us how you can be at your fullest potential and lead a multidimensional life. She is a silicon valley tech executive, an entrepreneur and the author of the book Ellevate: Career Rise with Balanced Life.In this episode, she and I got to talk about what holds women (and men) back from achieving their dream career. She delved into the success mantras discussed in her book, abbreviated as the SCoRe PLUS Technique. These actionable tips are useful for anyone looking to balance career and home successfully.
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