Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: He must have given over a thousand interviews by now and one can sure that it is not possible for him to remember them all – what he said and in which interview.
Such has been the case with many interviewees who denied what they had said or stating that they were misquoted.
However, in an interesting turn of event, Mahindra Group MD and CEO, Anand Mahindra stated that he stood by what he said though he could not remember in which interview he had said it.
Can't remember which interview I said this in, but I still stand by those views..https://t.co/eQK6rNnfbf
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) April 18, 2016
Apparently, during an interview with ETCIO.COM, an initiative of The Economic Times, Anand Mahindra had spoken on the two qualities he looks for in a business leader.
"I've not necessarily found a magic formula for hiring the most able leaders. But I've now been in business for quite a while so I can use my vintage to advantage. I've discovered a methodology which I've used consistently over time and it has stood me in good stead," Anand Mahindra, Chairman & Managing Director, Mahindra Group was quoted by the daily as saying.
"A leader should know how to put himself/herself in someone else's shoes. You cannot be a good listener unless you are empathising with someone. Empathy just doesn't mean that you feel for someone. It means to you can get out of your skin. When you empathize with the other person's point of view, you are able to hear it and integrate it. Once you can do that then you will inevitably be very curious, you will inevitably be a good listener who wants to get more information from others. This makes you a better people's person," he was further quoted.
Though Mahindra might not have exactly remember in which interview he said it, don't you think it is noble of him to stand by the statement?