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Not More Leaders, But Leadership


On-demand Webinar: Prepare yourself and your leaders for the critical transition to leadership with research, expert perspectives, and real-world stories.

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Today, from a work perspective, everything is being compressed—shorter work cycles, more complexity, experimentation, and rapid decision making.  In fact, business decisions that were once the domain of senior leaders are being pushed further down the organization.  And this puts more pressure on leaders at all levels, who are being asked to make decisions that can have significant strategic consequences for a business.

Traditionally, leaders had very clear lines of authority; now, however, more and more organizations have moved to a team-based, flat, networked approach. And the ability to get things done through others requires a very different approach from the traditional one based on positional power.

Listen to this dialogue in the seventh virtual café in the series Year of Transition: Preparing New Leaders for SuccessPrepare yourself and your leaders for the critical transition to leadership with research, expert perspectives, and real-world stories from the DDI India team and top HR and business leaders.

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Ayaskant Sarangi – Senior Vice President - Leadership and Talent Management, Wipro Limited

Ayaskant currently heads Leadership Hiring and Redeployment, Talent Management, L and D and Talent Analytics and Systems for Wipro Limited globally. Prior to this role, he was heading the HR function for all Service Lines of Wipro Technologies, providing HR Leadership to 80,000 employees globally.

Ayaskant has spent more than 20 years in the area of Human Resources and brings with him significant global experience in areas like work force planning, talent acquisition, talent management, C and B, M and A, Learning and Development, and Analytics over the years.

Ayaskant completed his engineering degree at NIT Surat and his master’s in Human Resources from Xavier Institute of Management.

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Anu Zachariah – Chief People Officer, Sasken Technologies Limited

At Sasken, Anu leads the human capital function in building a performance and values driven culture that attracts and inspires passionate talent. She is responsible for diverse HR functions including HR governance and partnership, Compensation and Benefits, Performance Management, Talent, and Organizational Development.

Anu brings over 23 years of experience in leading industry and consulting environments. She has designed and led high-impact engagements in organization design and development and culture renewal, and has vast experience in leadership assessment and coaching, talent acceleration, and succession management.

Anu holds a master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She is passionate about art and design, an interest she actively pursues in her leisure time.

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