Exploring Indra Nooyi's 5 C's of success

Exploring Indra Nooyi's 5 C's of success

As the CEO of PepsiCo, Indra Nooyi is constantly sought after to share her “magic formula” for success. She belongs to a minority of women who hold top positions with large companies, and possesses valuable expertise in a multitude of spheres. At a recent interaction with Bloggers, Nooyi was asked to share her famous 5 C’s of success, or 5 rules, which will guarantee professional success for aspiring entrepreneurs and CEOs. Nooyi responded by stating her personal C’s, explaining the importance of each quality as she went along. The first “C” refers to competence; Nooyi states that one is never really done with studying and the process of educating ones self. To be what she calls “a lifelong student” is key to guaranteeing your personal and professional growth. Continue learning and developing your skill set, stay up to date, and become known and reputed for your chosen skill. In other words, master your chosen skill and never shy away from knowing more. The second “C” refers to courage/confidence, which will facilitate strong decision-making skills and will also let fellow colleagues know that you have an opinion and are not afraid to come forward with it. Procrastination and silence will get you nowhere in a field which is competitive and cutthroat. The third “C” refers to communication skills, which are integral to all spheres of ones professional life. To be able to communicate effectively with ones team will serve to help them understand the plan of action, and will motivate them to meet goals with enthusiasm and efficiency. Clear communication, which gets across your passion and vision, will also facilitate team building and will put you across as a strong leader. The fourth “C” refers to consistency, which should guide the manner in which you conduct business. Erratic tactics indicate an unsure mind, which is not grounded, and will facilitate second-guessing from employees. Maintaining a consistent plan of action will build your employees confidence in you, and will allow them to trust your instincts. The fifth and final “C” refers to maintaining a personal compass, which will guide you both in your personal life as well as your professional life. Nooyi recommends sticking to your personal sense of direction and maintaining integrity despite all temptations. The act of not straying from the path of honesty will build strength of character and also strengthen your professional credibility, which is of utmost importance. An encouraging aspect of the aforementioned 5 C’s is that the person expounding them has followed them through both her personal as well as professional life. Indra Nooyi is known for her integrity and consistency, and has gained the unconditional love and respect of her employees, to whom she is both a boss and a friend who can be approached and trusted. The fact that following these 5 C’s has shown results in her professional life [PepsiCo still retains the honor of being the second largest food and beverage companies in the world] is testimony to its effectiveness. Apart from the 5 C’s, Nooyi has always stated the importance of being true to ones roots and proud of them as well. Her words of wisdom will surely guide the women leaders of the future in a positive direction. Used Books, Free Shipping Starting from $3.48, 6 Million Used Books in stock. Now with Free Shipping worldwide!http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-7293547-10474575 Women's Magazines - Up to 80% Off at Zinio:http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-7293547-11123796

You May Also Like

Oprah's contribution towards the USA National Child Protection Act of 1993

Oprah's contribution towards the USA National Child Protection Act of 1993

As a survivor of rape and sexual abuse herself, Oprah Winfrey is aware of the various short and long-term effects that childhood sexual abuse can have on a child’s psyche. Her...

Steffi Graf is an inspiring sportsperson

Steffi Graf is an inspiring sportsperson

For me, the focus and energy level that I get from physically challenging myself on a daily basis – not to mention the obvious health benefits – is irreplaceable. -Steffi Graf....

Marissa Mayer's hits and misses during her first year at Yahoo

Marissa Mayer's hits and misses during her first year at Yahoo

Since assuming the role of CEO in July 2012, 37-year-old Marissa Mayer has promised to breathe new life into Yahoo, and to make it the most popular site on the Internet. With...

Michelle Obama jokes about her White House Prison life

Michelle Obama jokes about her White House Prison life

US First Lady, Michelle Obama, is known for her witty sense of humor, an enviable wardrobe which has landed her on the cover of Vogue magazine twice, and for her ability to...

Image Gallery


Video Gallery