My Thoughts On Leadership

May be it’s coincidence, but last few weeks I had been having more conversations or, reactions to escalations than others. Project in red, Performance of an individual not being up to the mark, Further failure will result in loosing the opportunity and client, Questions on who owns the program, solution and delivery, Having a rock-star to manage one or two of such programs etc. has been some of the discussions.

Zooming out, I found varying levels of leadership qualities, successes and failure.

Plan to share my views on these. Look for them in this space.


I came across a very interesting question today in my MBA semester exam. The paper was on Quality Management, a quintessential practice in Data Engineering. The question was

“What is the role of leadership in Quality Management” ?

This question started to linger in my mind ever since, but more for Data Management. What is the role of leadership in Data Management ?

We are in the middle of a Data Revolution, where Data Engineering leverages all technological advances made in Distributed Computing, Complex Modeling and Storage. Big Data did not happen by accident. It reflects the maturity of space trying to address complex situations and requirements.

So what does it take to be a leader ?

Do you lead to participate in this revolution ?
Do you lead the revolution itself ?

I will explore this more.