Inaugural Leader Classes

23rd November 2017
Mumbai
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Awesome Firms :-

a) Identifies the Top 25% of professionals at a national level with excellence potential & the learning mindset required to transition to the Highest levels over the next decade(s) , 

b) Evaluates, authenticates & curates this set of ambitious high performers & out-performers across select Industries & Functions, 

c) Clusters them into our Rising Leader & Executive Forums across relevant cohorts , 

creating an ultra-exclusive Learning Executive network of exceptional talent that disproportionately matters.

Via member-only events, our Learning Members gain privileged access to :-

a) Collated research of the world's finest Corporate Leadership Institutions , Thinkers & Innovators in the areas of High Potential (Hi-Po) Executive Development.

b) The tacit knowledge, expertise & inspiration of the finest Board/Executive Leaders in the areas of Leadership Development (Via Leader Classes )  & Functional Development (Via Specialty Conferences)

c) An exceptional community of CXO's, Entrepreneurs, Young Executives & Rising Leaders, with the demonstrated capability to deliver out-performance & the willingness to do what it takes to sustain / raise the bar further.

These member-only events help them :-

a) Learn first hand, via structured sessions, from the finest Board / Executive Leaders, amazing entrepreneurs & exceptional peers.
b) Build their Relationship Capital with professionals who matter.
c) Enhance their Reputation Capital in their relevant ecosystem(s).
d) Gain access to potential top tier mentors.
e) Develop an "Innovator  Mindset " helping them & their employers seize opportunities before they are visible to others.

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Our Leader Classes


Are offline, experiential journey based, participant led learning sessions, structured to provide hard to access strategic insights covering multiple areas proven to be critical determinants of executive success.

Program Focus


a) Is on harnessing the tacit knowledge, nuanced understanding , wisdom, experience & inspiration of the finest Board / Executive Leaders, gained over multiple decades of passionate pursuit of excellence in their chosen industries & geographies while solving "on the ground" realities & practical challenges.

b) Is on learning first hand from the experiential journeys of select Entrepreneurs & Young Executives to watch (Industry Fast Trackers).

Research Led Program Construct


Research in the areas of Executive Development & Networking indicates that :-

a) The highest probability of building real, deep relationships exists with typically professionals at Peer +/- One level ( i.e Three levels including peers)

b) Intrapreneurial career progression is also a very lonely, hard journey & extrinsic motivation to propel oneself further on this path peaks when surrounded by / learning from the finest Peer +/- One level professionals.

c) Learning is maximized when learning from professionals with diverse backgrounds & varied experiential journeys distinctively different from conventional paths.

d) Observation led learning, a highly effective form of internalizing gathered thoughts & information happens while observing seasoned Speakers & other peers, at close quarters, in small, focused groups.

These insights have been assimilated while sculpting Leader Classes.

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Founder's Message & Invitation



D
ear Rising Leader ,

Greetings again !

It is my honour to welcome our distinguished Speaker Leaders, India's finest Young Executives & Rising Leaders like you to an immersive Executive Learning & Business Networking experience at our inaugural Leader Class on Thursday , 23rd November 2017 at Mumbai.

Glad to inform you that your fellow learning participants are amongst ~25 "Learning Members", curated to a level unseen as yet in India , from over 50000+ credentialed professionals  reviewed.

As you are aware, Awesome Firms is building the world's first success enabling ecosystem precision crafted for ambitious high performers & out performers like you , engineered to significantly enhance & accelerate your long term probability of professional growth to the highest levels.

Learning Experience


The "Learning Experience" of the finest Executive Development programs worldwide are assessed on FIVE parameters :-


a) Speaker stature & quality of content delivered.
b) Audience quality (Current level of knowledge & learning potential) & Curation.
c) The strategic importance of the content to the audience.
d) The difficulty of finding the content elsewhere.
e) The LTV " Relationship Potential " of the learning community.

On ALL these parameters Leader Classes is designed to be world class, significantly superior to over 99% of Conferences & Learning programs conducted in Asia.

Why Attend ?


Research indicates that :-

a)   > 99 % of Senior Managers (INR 1 C < AGC < INR 2.5 C p.a in India) & > 90 % of Executives (INR 2.5 C < AGC < INR 10 C p.a in India) NEVER EVER transition to Senior Executive/Board levels roles ( AGC > INR 10 C p.a in India), despite having made it this far.

b) To be able to progress beyond the Executive Level EVER in a professional's life requires a personal Executive Brand transcending Academic Pedigree and/or an Employer's Organizational brand.

A personal Executive Brand is a harmonious blend of :-

a) Reputation Capital - Built by consistently delivering results and / or out-performance while demonstrating thought & action leadership, in a way that generates respect & influence, amongst Peers, Managers, Team, Customers & Partners.

b) Relationship Capital -  In their ecosystem, amongst professionals who matter &

c) Executive Presence - Demonstrated by their ability to project Gravitas.

However, building this personal brand that can propel you to far greater heights is an arduous journey requiring execution discipline, focus, conviction & expert guidance/mentorship. 

Thus, unfortunately, < 5% of Executives (In Mature markets) & << 1% of Senior Managers (In Mature markets) & a far lower percentage of professionals in Asia have this.

Building a personal Executive Brand requires :-

a) Building strong roots -  Analogous to the Chinese Bamboo Shoot story, when externally there is no visible manifestation of growth in the short term & your goals, capabilities need to be nurtured for years to build a solid foundation, it requires tremendous patience, perseverance & conviction while managing frustrations, disappointments & failures.However, you will be surprised how this investment will eventually help you grow taller  & gain real growth while supporting you as a high entry barrier most of your peers will be unable to cross.

b) Building real relationships - Again, like purchasing insurance, best done when you don't have to do it.

c) Generating respect & influence in the ecosystem - By demonstrating thought & action leadership,delivering industry leading growth, predicting & capitalizing on trends, delivering disruptive innovation etc.

The key ingredient that makes this possible is access to expert / tacit knowledge & nuanced insights gained only by interacting with / learning from the finest masters solving practical problems & 'On The Ground' realities perpetually. 

This priceless knowledge & trusted relationships are many times the differentiator between Success / Failure and / or  Good / Great.

Awesome Firms strives to provide a platform to create / enrich your personal executive brand, over time.

Speaker Leaders


The research behind the program construct of Leader Classes & its program focus have been detailed above FYI.

Distilling learning from this research the program format for our inaugural leader classes includes :-

a) Two distinguished CEO level Speaker Leaders , amongst the finest Executives :-

i) Passionate about Leadership Development.
ii) With the Executive Presence  to share their knowledge & inspire
iii) With the generosity to share their time & expertise pro-bono to help build the next generation of leaders.


b) Two Young Executives to watch - Industry Fast Trackers, representing the Top 5 % of their peers, with significant potential for continued excellence,

sharing their :-

i) Personal experiences &
ii) Perspectives

on

i) Challenges they faced &
ii) Lessons learnt, 

in the following areas :-

i) Building Influence & Credibility.
ii) Building & Leveraging relationships that matter.
iii) Managing their careers strategically.
iv) Failures & Crises Management.
v) Strategy & Innovation.
vi) Managing sceptics who matter.

Additionally, I will also be presenting a Founder's Session covering interesting research & insights on 'Strategic Career Management' gained  while interacting with & learning from 12000+ Executives & 25000+ Managers, across the US & Asia over nearly two decades in my career so far (My LinkedIn Profile).

All of this via succinct, content rich sessions spread over 8 hours + a facilitated networking session of 90 minutes, in a packed day.

PFA details of confirmed speakers & program schedule for the day.

Our mail to you contains a link to register & pay as also our contacts, should you have any queries.

Once again, delighted to invite you to join us at our inaugural leader classes as we pioneer a new approach to build leaders the world is proud of.

Looking forward to meeting you soon , 

Thanking you ,

With deep regards

CEO Leader Class

RAM GOPAL

Gunjan Srivastava

Chief Executive Officer at Barclays India

An MBA from the University of Chicago & a CFA charter holder, Ram brings over 24+ of experience gained at Citibank, Standard Chartered & Barclays across various geographies & divisions to his current responsibility of designing & executing country strategy for Barclays in India , with accountability for financial performance & market position for the Bank.

Additionally, Ram is also a member of the European Business Group Banking & Finance Committee representing the firm's interests.

Ram Gopal

Ram Gopal

Chief Executive Officer at Barclays India

An MBA from the University of Chicago & a CFA charter holder, Ram brings over 24+ of experience gained at Citibank, Standard Chartered & Barclays across various geographies & divisions to his current responsibility of designing & executing country strategy for Barclays in India , with accountability for financial performance & market position for the Bank.

Additionally, Ram is also a member of the European Business Group Banking & Finance Committee representing the firm's interests.

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Gunjan Srivastava

Gunjan Srivastava

MD & CEO at BSH Home Appliances Manufacturing

An alumnus of IIT-BHU & IIMA, Gunjan brings over 25+ years at work at Gillette, Philips,Sennheiser & Bosch Siemens in Strategy, Consumer Marketing & Market Development across Europe & Asia to his current role as MD & CEO of Bosch Siemens Home Appliances in India & other South Asian markets.

Young Executives To Watch

ACHINT SETIA

Gunjan Srivastava

Head – Digital Subscription Business & Sr. Vice President, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.

An ISB alumnus, Achint is an Industry Fast Tracker from the TMT sector, bringing his experience at Microsoft, McKinsey & Viacom across Product Development, Strategy, Corporate Development, Innovation & Market Development to his current role of building a thriving digital subscription business at one of the largest multiplatform media networks in India, Viacom 18 Media.

Achint Setia

Ram Gopal

Head – Digital Subscription Business & Sr. Vice President, Viacom18 Media Pvt. Ltd.

An ISB alumnus, Achint is an Industry Fast Tracker from the TMT sector, bringing his experience at Microsoft, McKinsey & Viacom across Product Development, Strategy, Corporate Development, Innovation & Market Development to his current role of building a thriving digital subscription business at one of the largest multiplatform media networks in India, Viacom 18 Media.

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Nitin Kochhar

Gunjan Srivastava

Senior Vice President, Categories, ShopClues

An IIFT Alumnus, Nitin is an Industry Fast Tracker from the E-Commerce & FMCG sectors, bringing his experience in Corporate Finance, Marketing, Category Management & Market Development at Flipkart to his current role of leading all categories & marketplaces while building Shopclues as the first horizontal e-Commerce company to be profitable at scale with a strong differentiation.

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Schedule On Thursday 23/11

Registration
8:15 - 9:00
Registration & Informal Networking
Inaugral
9:00 - 9:30
Inaugural & Orientation
9:30 - 11:00
Young Executives to Watch
11:00 - 11:15
Refreshments
11:15 - 12:30
CEO Leader Class 1
12:30 - 13:15
Lunch
13:15 - 14:30
CEO Leader Class 2
14:30- 16:15
Facilitated Networking
Feedback
16:15 - 17:00
Founder's Session
Feedback
17:00 - 17:15
Refreshments
Feedback
17:15 - 17:45
Recap & Summary
17:45 - 18:15
Feedback & Attendee Interview
*Subject to change if needed

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Venue

Grand Ball Room
Holiday Inn Mumbai International Airport

To Be Announced Soon


Near Sakinaka Metro Station ,
Sakinaka Junction ,
Andheri Kurla Road ,
Andheri East ,
Mumbai ,
Maharashtra - 400072


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