Institute for Strategic Leadership

As I stand on the threshold of new beginnings and set forth a roadmap for my personal and professional growth, I want to take a moment to reflect on the invaluable insights gained, having immersed myself in a week-long leadership training with actionable insights from the Institute for Strategic Leadership at Millbrook, Queenstown, New Zealand. I am just recovering from this transformational experience along with 20 other attendees from NZ Defence Forces, NZ Police, Hospice NZ, Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment NZ, UNICEF, and C-suite executives from NZ, Australia, and the UK.  There is so much to process and reflect on in the coming weeks. The journey to becoming the best version of ourselves is not without its challenges, but it is undoubtedly worth the effort. I wouldn’t have endured the week without the remarkable support provided by my syndicate, .

No other executive development program in New Zealand can boast such an illustrious roster, including a Governor-General, Prime Minister, 2 Mayors, the founding CEO of New Zealand’s largest company, 5 Chiefs of Defence, 2 Commissioners of Police, 3 Vice Chancellors, and several leading CEOs of large New Zealand enterprises making strides on the global stage. These programs stand unrivaled in New Zealand and have garnered comparisons to those offered by prestigious institutions like Harvard, Stanford, and INSEAD.

I am grateful and would like to thank the following people for supporting and sponsoring me in reassessing my leadership potential and what holds significance in my life.

Here are a few snapshots from this enriching experience.

Leadership Insights Interactive Session

I am thrilled to have been part of an enriching session today with the bright and promising students of VIT-AP, delving into some fundamental leadership insights. I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the ongoing conversation on leadership excellence. Let’s continue embracing growth, fostering innovation, and championing positive change in every endeavor!

With a 100-acre campus in the heart of Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, the institute provides a comfortable and vibrant campus life for more than 14000 undergraduates, postgraduates, and doctoral students. I was told that the management had spent nearly 1100 crores on the infrastructure of this private research university, and it is still expanding big time.




75th Republic Day Celebrations

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. Yesterday, I experienced one such moment. I felt immense pride and honor while participating as the Chief Guest at VIT-AP University’s Republic Day celebrations. I had the privilege of hoisting the Indian National Flag and presenting awards to some of our society’s unsung heroes.

VIT-AP University, also known as Vellore Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh or VIT University, Andhra Pradesh, is a private research university located in Inavolu, Amaravati, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, India

Thank you, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Seelam Venkata Kota Reddy Garu, and Dr. Jagadish Chandra Mudiganti – Registrar, for choosing me to do the honors this year.





Women Leadership Development Program

I was honored to address the ‘40th Edition of HYSEA Women Leadership Development Program, ‘ an initiative crafted for Women Leaders. This program is designed exclusively for Women leaders in Mid-level roles in the Hyderabad IT/IETS ecosystem. The program aims to enable aspiring women to pursue even higher leadership roles. 

The program featured a series of sessions led by seasoned industry veterans, including CXOs, VPs, Directors, and other accomplished professionals. Drawing from their extensive expertise in business development, personnel management, finance, marketing, sales, and delivery, these speakers provided valuable insights. 

During the event, I had the opportunity to deliver an interactive session on “Attitude: The Catalyst for Effective Leadership.” Within this session, I delved into the nuances of fostering resilience as a leader, cultivating habits and mindsets conducive to optimal performance.




Global Leadership Network

Participated in the Global Leadership Network Asia Pacific regional gathering in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Also had the opportunity to talk about “Attitude: The Catalyst for Effective Leadership” at the Global Leadership Network partners meeting in Hyderabad.