MISRA LEADERSHIP CONSULTING
Misra Leadership Consulting fundamentally believes that the intrinsic attributes of leadership lie in each of
every one of us. Secondly, the journey of becoming and being an outstanding leadership
comprises 3 parts and we call it the ARC of leadership- Authenticity, Resiliency and Curiosity.
Authenticity is essentially about who we are fundamentally as human beings, as professionals
and people and that should be pretty easy right. Unfortunately its not, because we live as social
beings and more often than not we live by the yardsticks that the society imposes on us. This
creates, what we call the insecurity gap- the gap between where are and where others want us to
be. We spend our lives trying to bridge this gap and in vain, simply because the goal post
shifting, when we achieve something, the societal pressures want us to achieve something else.
Resilience is the ability of an individual to rise up when the chips are down- resilience is the
ability to lead others when they are down. Resilience comes to the fore when there is a crisis. We
face challenges everyday- micro challenges of delivering against deadlines, macro challenges
like the COVID 19. How do we not let all of this get to us. Resilience is about walking with
purpose by “calming the voice in the head.’ Resilience is an incredibly important leadership
activity because it has the ability to motivate people, it has the ability to make people rise up, it
has the ability to make people think better about themselves.
Clarity: Clarity is about having a vision- a very purposeful vision towards which we execute
with focus. We are able to focus because we genuinely believe it is the right thing to do. It is
really about seeing the bullseye and then executing with single minded devotion, with single
minded focus. This should come pretty naturally to us but then there is the other C, Clutter.
Clutter is the voice in the head, the constant chatter in our head that makes us second guess
ourselves in terms of what we are doing and where we are going. Clutter is noise- do this, do
that, achieve this, accumulate that- it makes us always want more and makes us unhappy. Clutter
creates insecurity, creates an unhealthy environment. As leaders, it makes us ineffective at best
and procrastinators at worst.
More About Us
Mohit has had over 20 years of experience in various roles in human capital in North America,
Asia and Europe. He is currently specializes in the areas of leadership, learning and organization
capability. He also is a Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company, where he advises CEOs and
CHROs on issues around people and culture. He is a sought after speaker around issues around
leadership, talent and stress in the workplace.
Mohit’s most recent roles have been in:
§ Chemours as Chief Talent Officer where he was responsible for Leadership
Development, Succession Planning, Learning and Development, Diversity & Inclusion
and help craft the operating culture for all 7,000 employees.
§ Novartis where he was Global Head of Talent Management and OD for the Oncology
division, a 12bn dollar operation with 9,000 employees around the world
§ Bank of America where he was Senior Vice President and overseeing Learning and
Development for all Global Technology and Operations covering ~ 75,000 around the
§ Towers Perrin, where he a Senior Consultant in Strategy and Organization practice
based in Singapore.
Mohit started his career as a teacher at the prestigious Doon School in Dehradun India.
From an education perspective, Mohit has an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management and
Masters in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University.
Mohit’s forthcoming book titled The Authentic Leader: Three Truths and a Lie to lead in an ever
changing world is slated to be published in 2022. He also has a successful podcast titled
Leadership Under 3 Minutes.
When Mohit is not following his passion of cricket, he is either reading or spending time with
his family, his lovely wife, Rica and their three beautiful children Sanjay, 15, Sachin, 12 and
Leadership Development Programs
"Mohit Misra is one of the talent management and OD executives in the field today."