On today’s show, we’re elated to welcome Hari Murali, the head of marketing for Zoho One. Together, we traverse the intricate landscape of approachable leadership and a unique concept: transnational localism. Through engrossing stories and candid anecdotes, Hari reveals how Zoho cultivates an ecosystem that propels its employees. This helps them be ambassadors of the company in their local communities, while firmly grounding the company’s cultural roots.
This episode is a treasure trove of insights on managing effective teams and fostering environments of trust. Hari’s sagacity shines through as he shares his strategies, from small conversations and delegation to handling conflict. This is aimed at creating a trusted milieu within his team. Unravel the importance of open communication, learn about the power of idea sharing, and discover how having trusted team members who can provide candid feedback is crucial for course correction during challenging times. As we wrap up, Hari underscores the vital role of listening as a leadership skill.
Discover the art of connecting with team members by engaging in their personal interests before transitioning to work discussions, and gain valuable insights into navigating tough conversations in a team with diverse gender dynamics. You’ll also hear about the detrimental impact of unapproachable leadership and the strategies for establishing trust within a team, emphasizing the significance of giving people the benefit of the doubt and encouraging them to explore different opportunities to find the best fit for their skills and interests.