Ravila Gupta’s Multifaceted Approach to Corporate Boards
Ravila Gupta, the CEO of Bagchi Group was recently interviewed by CoolBrands about analyzing situations through different lenses. Read on to review some highlights from her interview and learn how Ravila would bring perspective to your corporate board!
Ravila is a strategist at the intersection of executive leadership, engineering, law, and executive coaching. She is equipped with both creative and analytical skills to solve business issues. She approaches each business problem multifaceted and can combine her broad expertise to develop creative and innovative solutions for complex problems. Her professional background as a CEO, engineer, executive coach, and attorney give her four unique perspectives. When asked how she applies this very different skill set to approach (challenging) business situations, her response from the article was:
“I look at every issue from four different perspectives. The attorney, engineer, CEO, and executive coach in me look at things differently and the instinctive reaction or response from all three is distinct; but combined is a valuable culmination. Let me explain the mindset of all of my viewpoints, and then go on to explain how they come together.
“The engineering part of my brain thinks uniquely. I see everything as a system and structure. A part of thinking in systems involves being able to deconstruct and reconstruct ideas, situations, and problems. The engineer in me has one simple reaction to everything — look at an issue, make assumptions and solve the problem. Engineers like to create things and in such a situation it would mean creating a solution.
“My second way of thinking is following the attorney in me. That part indulges in swift reasoning, cool logic, and precision analysis. Lawyers usually have one simple answer to everything: “it depends”. It depends on the situation, it depends on the people involved and it depends on how each one reacts. This thinking allows me to predict or calculate what can go wrong. It’s looking at the worst-case scenario and finding a potential solution for anything that may occur next. It’s about always being prepared for anything — especially being prepared for the worst.
“The executive coach in me thinks about asking powerful questions and asking all questions. These are usually questions that may help to find new answers, new voices, or new solutions.
“All these perspectives come together in a very rich way to help solve problems, approach tough situations and produce sound solutions. It is easy to jump to conclusions when presented with hoards of information. However, that is where I am different. I approach situations from three different lenses that I combine to create a solid solution to complex problems.”
Read the original article here – Viewing Situations with Four Lenses – in conversation with Ravila Gupta.
Ravila is a game-changing business advisor who can join your corporate board and assist the executive team in formulating solutions, achieving business goals, and challenging the default. If you are looking for a new board member, reach out to Ravila or visit her LinkedIn profile to learn more.
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