Times Ascent: Cognizant’s Chief People Officer Talks About Developing Future Leaders
“It may not be possible to create leaders in classrooms, but it is eminently possible to galvanize them there,” says Shankar Srinivasan. “While potential and experience are the raw materials for creating leadership, they cannot be processed and finished into effective leadership without the appreciation of the actual role and true meaning of leadership. Leaders can certainly be coached, and leaders are by no means restricted to the higher levels of management alone. Leaders are everywhere in the organization. Which is why coaching has to happen at multiple levels in the organization based on the results. The clear imperative is to tap into the respective strengths of various competency groups,” he says.