Leadership lessons from Balaji P sir Chief Regulatory & Corporate Affairs Officer Vodafone Idea
Leadership lessons from Balaji P
My first leadership lesson came even before the start of CSC2023 – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Study Conference – Canada 2023 from none other than Balaji P sir, Chief Regulatory and Corporate Affairs Officer at Vodafone Idea Limited and also the head & heart of the Indian contingent for this life-changing leadership conference.
Lao Tzu said, “A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.”
Right from the application process, getting Visas, packing lists, setting expectations, sharing his experience as a CSC Global Alumni, inviting great speakers, and resolving operational issues to post-event introspection and sharing of experiences and planning for the future, I could not have asked for and expected more from anyone in his place.
Your calmness, ownership, and ability to make things happen despite multiple ups and downs are simply awe-inspiring, sir.
I must confess that the conference would not have been a grand success, immersive, comfortable, or inspiring without his omnipresence and fatherly guidance.
I would only like to end by saying that you have set benchmarks for how a leader should be, and we will try our level best to continue your legacy in the future.
Once again, thank you from the bottom of my heart, sir!