#036: Rupal Patel on Identity-Driven Leadership: Lessons Learnt from the CIA, to being a CEO
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Rupal Patel is an ex-CIA agent turned entrepreneur, international speaker and business consultant. She helps founders and executives unlock their potential through a powerful new toolkit that reveals how techniques of the CIA can help anyone find their voice and thrive without conforming to stale stereotypes or dated “best practices”. Rupal is the author of the bestselling book “From CIA to CEO”.

In this episode, Rupal talks to Swaminathan Sivaraman on

  • the fundamental values that shaped her life, as the child of immigrant parents in America
  • the importance of curiosity in career-building
  • understanding your personal mission and corporate mission
  • how it was working at the CIA
  • how to have difficult conversations as a leader
  • talking the truth to power
  • how the CIA taught her to handle failure
  • her philosophy of absolute v relative life
  • learning, gathering and debriefing data about yourself

and many other strategies and unique methods to reset your mindset and aim for success.

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