Business Today 14th January 2018 - Page 88

The Best Management Lesson I Learnt ‘The Power of Focus’ It may seem counter-intuitive to suggest that focussing on fewer things will help one grow faster, but that is what happens. BY ANAND KRIPALU MD and CEO, United Spirits The greatest management lesson that I learnt was not taught in my MBA programme. It is something that I learnt the hard way – from my mis- takes. And it is the power of focus. Once I realised and learnt it, this simple mantra has helped me deliver re- sults through different jobs across diverse industries and geographies. Particularly in the 13 years since I became a business leader. The power of focus is not a new idea. In an ever- changing world, it is one concept that has stood the test of time. It may not be taught in business schools, but it is fundamental to succe