Wednesday Wisdom: Indra Nooyi Joins Amazon's Board of Directors. Here Are 4 Leadership Takeaways from the Businesswoman

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Former PepsiCo CEO Indira Nooyi has joined the board of e-commerce giant Amazon. Here are 4 leadership takeaways to take from this powerful businesswoman:

Take Initiative
India-born Nooyi never shied away from taking initiatives. She took over the realms of Pepsi at the age of 50 and successfully led the company for 12 years with responsibility.

Be Innovative
As kind and caring as Nooyi has been during her tenure in Pepsi, she never allowed the high standards of work waver at the organization. Her strict approach pushed the employees to excel at what they do.

4Cs of Leadership
Nooyi always emphasized on the 4Cs of leadership – Competence, Confidence, Communication skills and Compassion. She searched for a leader in every employee she worked with.

Keep Learning
Continued education plays a significant role in every individual's growth. Nooyi has been vocal about the wonders lifelong learning can do to a person's career.

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Aastha Singal

Entrepreneur Staff

Former Features Writer

A business journalist looking to find happiness in the world of startups, investments, MSMEs and more. Officially started her career as a news reporter for News World India, Aastha had short stints with NDTV and NewsX. A true optimist seeking to make a difference, she is a comic junkie who'd rather watch a typical Bollywood masala than a Hollywood blockbuster. 

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