Ex: What is one truth you believe in that most people disagree with you on?
Roshan: I always believe that being sincere and having a single-minded focus on the goal is the only way to succeed and become somebody in any market or industry. Diluting focus and trying to achieve multiple goals at the same time always comes at the cost of ultimate growth and domination within any product segment, market, or overall customer experience.
Ex: What is the one subject you think aspiring leaders should learn?
Roshan: Prioritisation & Time Management! Putting First things First – In my few years at Cruise Appliances, I realize it’s one of the lesser taught or practiced subjects and I struggle from time to time with this, which sometimes ends up affecting the value chain of the company. This skill and consistent practice is one big differentiator between good and the best leadership.
Ex: One thing you believe is absolutely necessary for sustained growth
Roshan: Quality and consistency in every aspect of the operations – starting from product quality, sales experience, customer ownership experience and finally the brand’s promise presentation.
Ex: One book you keep coming back to?
Roshan: Art of War – it’s a classic. Each of the principles and psychological strategies defined here is still very relevant & can be easily used in today’s fiercely competitive corporate scenarios as well.
Ex: Leadership quotes that you live by (Can be multiple)
Roshan: “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it. And what you do simply proves what you believe” “The only way to do ‘great’ work is to love what you do”
Ex: How difficult is it to maintain a work-life balance?
Roshan: It’s easy to maintain since I plan my vacations and days off in advance and a strong workout daily helps keep me energized for long days too! I also believe in sleeping soundly for 7 hours every day even if the world is turning upside down.
Ex: What has been your biggest learning in the pandemic?
Roshan: Everything is finite. Everything can be managed digitally. And in the middle of every difficulty lies ample opportunity and we will see the fruits of labor that have been sown during this pandemic in the next 2-4 years.
Ex: Some productivity apps and technologies you use in your daily life?
Roshan: My AirPods for seamless conversation and Slack for team working.
Ex: What is your technology detox like?
Roshan: Time with family over a nice meal or driving down at ridiculous speeds to the nearest hill station.