Resilience at the Helm

Insights from the inaugural Leadership Mastery masterclass

Mahindra Leadership University (MLU) Digital Learning World introduces ‘Leadership Mastery,’ an exclusive monthly programme designed to cultivate exceptional leaders at every level. At the core of this initiative is the belief that every individual has the potential to be a leader, regardless of their role. ‘Leaders for Leaders’ encapsulates the idea that leadership is not confined to hierarchical positions but is a collective responsibility. This initiative reflects our commitment to fostering a culture of continuous learning and leadership growth.

The focal point of Leadership Mastery is a quarterly masterclass led by our internal senior leaders, aiming to bridge theoretical knowledge with practical application. This series not only enhances leadership skills but also serves as a source of inspiration by showcasing successful leadership examples within our organisation, reinforcing our core values and culture.

The inaugural masterclass, titled ‘Resilience at the Helm,’ featured Nalinikanth Gollagunta, CEO of the Automotive Division, M&M Ltd. The podcast, moderated by Pratik Mehta, Head – Mahindra Leadership University, was hosted on MLU’s Digital Platform, Edcast, attracting over 200 participants. The masterclass delved into the crucial modules of crisis response, humility, and emotional intelligence and, the overarching theme that binds these skills.

Three key takeaways of the Masterclass

  1. Humility is a sign of strength: It is important to acknowledge your vulnerabilities and imperfections. This fosters trust, authenticity, and deeper connections with your team.
  2. Well-being fuels resilience: Prioritising your physical, mental, and emotional well-being creates a foundation for sustainable leadership and resilience in the face of challenges.
  3. Crisis sparks innovation: Approach challenges as opportunities to learn, adapt, and improve. Use crisis situations to reset expectations, drive positive change, and unlock innovate on within the organisation.