Not everyone is born a great leader.
However, each one of us has the opportunity to learn from the best leaders.
Here’s what I did…
Every year, I used to write a letter to the parents of the top performers at nearbuy, thanking them for their support (inspired by this from Indra Nooyi).
And then used to wait like an excited kid for their responses, should they come.
The parents’ pride and joy in receiving these letters warmed my heart.
Not only did it reinforce our trust and appreciation for the employee, but how often do parents get a glimpse of their child as an employee?
Till date, these letters comprise some of my most cherished memories at nearbuy :)
It turns out, sharing the joy of working with your colleagues’ family, is what multiplies your joy as well. And that’s the biggest joy as a CEO :)