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SNF Conversations presents #Spark360 | Ep.4: “Handling crisis with brutal optimism”

January 28, 2021 snfblog

What does it take to lead a team during a crisis? How do leaders stick to the course when they’re surrounded by uncertainties? How to be brutally honest with your team while keeping them assured at the same time? It takes years of hard work, management, and leadership to find out the answers to these questions. So we bring you Mr. Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited to share his pearls of wisdom and help you unveil some of these answers.

In this #Spark360 video, Mr. Sanjiv Mehta highlights why and how a leader should be brutally optimistic. According to him, it’s a leader’s duty to paint an honest picture of any prevailing situation without sugarcoating reality. As brutal as it may be, it’s important for the team to know what they are up against. But at the same time, it’s also a leader’s responsibility to ensure his team that together they can navigate the crisis and come out stronger. He brings forth the most recent example of the covid-19 crisis to further demonstrate his point about the importance of brutal optimism.

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With #Spark360 we bring you a series of curated videos from SNF Conversations that share pearls of wisdom by renowned entrepreneurs, artists, business leaders, and more. We aim to motivate young professionals and help them navigate through challenges at the workplace and in life through these videos. So, get ready to learn, discover, and be inspired. Watch now


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