I will respect the dishwasher in the cafeteria as much as the prime minister of the country. He is no less.”

As I drive into The Oberoi in Gurgaon’s bustling Udyog Vihar, I see that the hotel building is virtually invisible from outside the main entrance because of its architecture. Ashar stays in a serviced apartment in the hotel and we are meeting at Amaranta, the minimalist restaurant named after an imaginary flower that never withers.…

LEADERSHIP IS ADAPTABLE, ACCEPTABLE AND APPICABLE

Rather than seeking to maintain the status quo during difficult times, the new book Adaptability by Max McKeown argues that successful organisations understand the value of responding to turbulence. This management-issues book explains that adaptability is ultimately about “looking reality in the face” and responding with experimentation rather than trying to avoid challenges: Nelson MANDELA…