Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data
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Yet another amazing guest is joining Ginny Clarke this week! Rishad Tobaccowala is an advisor, author, educator, and speaker with four decades of leadership experience in change, innovation, and reinvention. He has been named as one of the top five marketing innovators by Time and also serves as a thought provocateur, pragmatic guide, and empathetic advisor to those in senior management.

 

His newest book came out just this last year and is called, Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data. It is an absolute must-read on what every organization can and should be implementing in this day and age.

 

In this conversation, Rishad speaks about how the hidden key to successful transformation in any organization lies between human intuition and data-driven insights; shares his stories of transitioning, pivoting, and adapting; important lessons from his new book; and his advice to both senior leaders and Gen Zrs alike on what they can do to build their personal brand and claim agency.

 

Key Takeaways:

[:50] About today’s episode with Rishad Tobaccowala.

[1:30] Ginny welcomes Rishad to the podcast!

[1:40] How Ginny became acquainted with Rishad.

[2:00] Rishad shares about his background in India, how he got to where he is today, and how he came to write his book, Restoring the Soul of Business.

[8:00] Where does Rishad get the inspiration for his thought pieces? What goes into writing them?

[11:29] About Rishad’s incredible foundation, The Tobaccowala Foundation.

[16:16] Rishad shares about his 40-year career in a multi-faceted business.

[20:27] The main mission and vision of Rishad’s book, its key lessons, and what separates it from other business books.

[23:44] Rishad highlights key lessons from chapter 7 on the themes of mastery, autonomy, purpose, and talent.

[28:49] How Rishad’s book speaks to COVID.

[31:15] Rishad explains what it means to have a personal brand and what is really underneath ‘the hood’ of someone’s brand.

[36:29] How reputation comes into play with your brand.

[37:25] Rishad’s advice for millennials and gen Zers for building their personal brand and claim agency.

[43:21] What Rishad is seeing for the future of returning to work post-COVID.

[53:23] Where to find Rishad online.

[54:43] Ginny thanks Rishad for joining the podcast!

Mentioned in this Episode:

Rishad Tobaccowala

The Tobaccowa Foundation

Restoring the Soul of Business: Staying Human in the Age of Data, by Rishad Tobaccowala

Daniel PinkRishad.Substack.com

 

About Fifth Dimensional Leadership & Ginny Clarke Fifth-Dimensional Leadership is a podcast about leadership — knowing yourself, speaking your truth, inspiring love, expanding your consciousness and activating your mastery. As an executive recruiter and career expert currently leading executive recruiting at a Fortune 20 tech company, Ginny Clarke is a passionate and authentic thought leader with a unique and deliberate perspective on work and life. She synthesizes aspects of her life as an African-American single mother who has successfully navigated corporate America for over 30 years. She has inspired, uplifted, and changed the lives of thousands and is intentional about bringing conscious awareness to people of all ages and stages.   Every other week, a new edition of Fifth-Dimensional Leadership will include fascinating guests, covering a variety of topics: power, personal branding, self-awareness, networking, fear, and career management   Stay Connected! To find more episodes or learn more, visit: GinnyClarke.com Connect with her on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube
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