LEADER MAKING A DIFFERENCE
When Indra Nooyi took the reins of PepsiCo nine years ago, she insisted on developing the company’s product line to respond to shifts in the external environment as the trend toward healthier eating grew. Three categories of products were introduced including one for the organization’s traditional junk food products, one for healthier versions of the same products, and one for healthy products such as oatmeal. Under Nooyi’s leadership, PepsiCo has experienced continued growth and Nooyi was recognized on Fortune’s list of Most Powerful Women. Students are asked what they can learn from Indra Nooyi. Responses should include her willingness to adapt to a changing environment and demand for flawless execution and attention to detail.
What can you learn from this leader making a difference?
This caption [from page 86 of the textbook] talks about Indra Nooyi, former CEO of PepsiCo, as a leader who was consistently trying to make a difference.
-How did the environment influence Indra Nooyi?
-What steps did she take to respond to the environment?
-What does Nooyi insist upon regarding leaders’ performance?
-Why does this matter?
-What can you personally learn from this leader?
When answering, short paragraphs will suffice. There is no need to write more than a paragraph per question.