Covid-19 can be a difficult time for start-ups: Aditya Ghosh's leadership tips can come in handy

The Oyo Homes board member feels that being able to communicate honestly with people around can help.

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Aditya Ghosh shared tips that can help CEOs keep themselves motivated in such challenging times
It’s hard being at the top at a time like this. It’s what Aditya Ghosh, board member at Oyo Homes & Hotels calls ‘the burden of leadership.’ You feel responsible for your employees, your customers, your company. How can CEOs keep themselves motivated in such challenging times then? He shares tips:

Stay calm: If you are calm and if you are able to understand that you are not alone, that everyone around the world is going through this, you will stop thinking of yourself as a victim or being lonely at a time like this.

Communicate openly and honestly: Being able to communicate honestly with those around you, your employees, acknowledging your fears and your doubts, communicating openly about those will help tremendously.


“People are intelligent. People are smart. They understand and they may come up with a hundred different ways to solve the problems of the day,” Ghosh said.

Stick to basics: This is not the time to go experimenting with something new. Focus on what’s core to your, your hero product or service.

Aditya Ghosh, Dipali Goenka & Rahil Ansari: What Would Top Bosses Do With Extra Time
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These leading names are constantly racing against the clock. But what if they could add some extra minutes to their day? Here’s how they would like to best spend it.

These leading names are constantly racing against the clock. But what if they could add some extra minutes to their day? Here’s how they would like to best spend it.
“I am mad about Bollywood movies. My kids are named Vir and Jay after Sholay. Before I had kids, I would be there [at the theatre] first day, first show. I would watch all movies in the theatre. The atmosphere and the films take you into another world. And when watching a Bollywood movie, the cornier the better. Unfortunately, I don’t go to the theatre as much as I would like to. My kids are 13 and eight so I get to see all the superhero movies and the most horrendous Harry Potter.”
“I am mad about Bollywood movies. My kids are named Vir and Jay after Sholay. Before I had kids, I would be there [at the theatre] first day, first show. I would watch all movies in the theatre. The..
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“I think once you have bigger responsibilities, you need to prioritise. [For me] I haven’t really done nothing for a long time now. [If I could make more time] I would like to spend more time with my children, loved ones and friends. Then I would gradually start striking off [items on] my bucket list.”
“I think once you have bigger responsibilities, you need to prioritise. [For me] I haven’t really done nothing for a long time now. [If I could make more time] I would like to spend more time with m..
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“I wish I had more time to stay fit. I would start running again.”
“I wish I had more time to stay fit. I would start running again.”
“I am a passionate football fan and a big supporter of FC Bayern Munich. I used to follow all their matches and have even travelled across Europe to see them play in big cities like Barcelona, Madrid, Lisbon, etc. But work has kept me very busy and I have been missing out on a few games. So, I have to catch up on that, even if it’s a screening. Apart from that, I would love to play more ball sports, especially tennis. It’s a great feeling to be out on the court and to be more active. I’d also like to have that one Roger Federer moment when hitting a fantastic backhand.”
“I am a passionate football fan and a big supporter of FC Bayern Munich. I used to follow all their matches and have even travelled across Europe to see them play in big cities like Barcelona, Madri..
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“I really need to start my dancing again. I am a kathak dancer and if I had the time to do that, it would be awesome.”
“I really need to start my dancing again. I am a kathak dancer and if I had the time to do that, it would be awesome.”
“I love to cook Indian dishes. But because of my busy schedule travel and long working hours — I miss out on it. Most of the time, my wife cooks. Only when she travels, do I get a chance to prepare a meal, but that happens rarely. So, I would love to spend more time cooking. Given a chance, I would also like to devote some time to singing. It’s my favourite stress-buster and I would love to enhance my skills and become a professional.”
“I love to cook Indian dishes. But because of my busy schedule travel and long working hours — I miss out on it. Most of the time, my wife cooks. Only when she travels, do I get a chance to prepare ..
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“I wish I had more time to watch Bollywood movies. I used to watch them when I was younger. I have two daughters, and Shah Rukh Khan is the favourite of one daughter and Salman Khan of the other. I am stuck in the middle.”
“I wish I had more time to watch Bollywood movies. I used to watch them when I was younger. I have two daughters, and Shah Rukh Khan is the favourite of one daughter and Salman Khan of the other. I ..
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