Diff''rent strokes make Masterstrokes
31 August 2004
Mumbai: "When India went to Australia, we had a motto, didn't we? The team had a motto 'Never take a backward step.' Where did that come from?" is one of the several questions that will be answered on CNBC-TV 18's second episode of 'Masterstrokes' to be aired tonight (Tuesday 31st August at 8.30 pm), featuring B Muthuraman, MD, Tata Steel, and captain of the India cricket team, Saurav Ganguly.
A sneak preview of the show, exclusive preview to domain-b:
Harsha Bhogle: Does Tata Steel want to be like 'team Australia'? Are you quite happy being 'team India'?
Harsha Bhogle: I think in a sense they symbolise a process, don't they? When you symbolise a process and sometimes the result becomes irrelevant and that is what they are very good at. But do you find at different situations in life, as your evolution as a leader and evolution of Tata Steel, different times demand different kinds of leaders. I mean, when Russi Modi was heading Tata Steel, he was like emperor of Jamshedpur. And then there was Irani and now there is you with different styles. Do you find that as market situations change, as companies structures change, they need different kinds of leaders?
Harsha Bhogle (to Saurav): Are you the visible general issuing diktats or are you the invisible general showing the way?