Ruchira Chaudhary: The secret sauce for impactful leadership

She believes that great coaching can unlock leadership potential. Let’s learn the secret code to uncommon leadership and find out why leadership is a life skill we all need!

In this episode of #Leadership Talks, host Sukirti Gupta speaks to Ruchira Chaudhary, author and leadership coach, about uncommon leadership and why leadership is a life skill everyone needs!

Ruchira talks about why good coaching matters now more than ever. She believes that leadership must be inclusive, and only a great coach can be a good leader.

Leadership must be inclusive, and only a great coach can be a good leader.


Ruchira says that leaders need to think of new and innovative ways to provide their employees and coworkers with a sense of belonging. They also need to make focused efforts to find a balance between providing people with the flexibility they desire and providing the structure, discipline, and direction that they are seeking.

Ruchira Chaudhary believes that leadership must be inclusive, and only a great coach can be a good leader. Companies succeed only when leaders invest in the future generation of leaders through coaching. Leadership today is more collaborative than prescriptive or authoritative. It is about asking the right questions rather than having all the answers. And above all, a good leader is compassionate, empathetic, and supportive. You must learn to trust people for them to trust you back.

Ruchira’s recent book – ‘Coaching – The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership’ – illustrates how a leader can bring out the best in people by coaching them. She has proven that women are no less than anybody else and can succeed in whatever we do.

Takeaways From Ruchira Chaudhary:

      1. Be Compassionate, and supportive. The uncertainty of the pandemic impacts people in different ways, but you are there for your team
      2. Trust that your people will do the job, do not undermine or underestimate your team. Give them space, time and set clear boundaries between work and play.
      3. Leadership today is more about being collaborative than prescriptive, asking the right questions than having all the answers

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Ruchira Chaudhary is an author and leadership coach with a background in mergers and acquisitions, organization design, culture and leadership. She coaches MBA students and senior business executives at several business schools — SMU, NUS and IMD in Singapore, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and most recently, the London Business School. S

Ruchira’s diverse and eclectic background in mergers & acquisitions, organization effectiveness and strategy execution, coupled with two decades of experience in emerging markets in Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, helps her grasp challenging people issues.

Ruchira frequently gets featured in and writes for leading business journals like HBR. She has authored a series of highly acclaimed leadership and coaching articles for the Mint and also writes a regular column for them.

She is the author of the book Coaching: The Secret Code to Uncommon Leadership commissioned by Penguin Random House and endorsed by luminaries like Sheryl Sandberg, and Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. The book released globally in March 2021 to much acclaim.

She was recently facilitated as one of the “21 Women Leaders in 2021” by a leading women’s platform in India.