The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly shown us one thing-the importance of leaders who can lead through a crisis with a balanced head and balance the talent experience with that of business continuity has never been so much as it is right now. More than ever now, organizations need leaders who can be agile, lead the change, and be the answer to everything related to People and Work.
People Matters Are You In The List Awards in association with DDI India aims to identify these very emerging HR leaders who can become the answer to the challenges in the people and workspace. The Awards, which is in its ninth year of running, has been the beacon helping to identify young emerging HR leaders to build the future pipeline of HR leaders. On 28th August 2020, the HR fraternity in India will get its next set of emerging HR leaders as the winners.
As a precursor to the event, we spoke with Dipali Naidu, who is currently the Head of Consulting for DDI India. She has over 25 years of work experience in Human Resources Management. She has led strategic Leadership Roles in Human Resource and Learning and Organization Development In large MNCs as well as large Indian retail businesses in the Asia Pacific, India, Middle East, US and Africa.
In the discussion, Dipali shed light on what are key characteristics of a leader who can lead through a crisis, what are those key characteristics which emerging talent leaders specifically need to possess, and what is that one advice DDI would like to give to emerging leaders.