Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #211 Dr. Tanvi Gautam Deep Collaboration

Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast #211 Dr. Tanvi Gautam Deep Collaboration

Deep Collaboration

On this episode of the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast, Craig Johns speaks with Dr. Tanvi Gautam about deep collaboration, creating meaningful relationships in the workplace and how to be a humane leader.

We also dive deeper into recognising what self-leadership looks like, leading with genuine impact that transcends generations and what it means to be human.

Dr. Tanvi Gautam  –  Deep Collaboration

Dr. Tanvi Gautam is a multi-award-winning keynote speaker, bestselling author of The Spark That Lies Within, and the President of the Asia Professional Speaker’s Society. She has a PhD on Organisational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Pittsburgh Katz Graduate School, and is now a Senior Faculty and Program Director in Executive Development at the prestigious Singapore Management University. 

A certified Storytelling coach, Conversational Intelligence coach, and Culture Talk Tools coach with global giants, including Accenture, Mastercard, Coca Cola and Microsoft – she’s the first Asia-based leader to be listed on the Game Changer list by Workforce Magazine in the US, she has been featured on, Economic Times, and BBC World, is a two-time member of the top 200 global influencers on leadership and the first woman of color to serve as President of the Asia Speakers’ Association Singapore in 2021. 

Dr. Tanvi talks about:

  • Having global influences growing up and living in different countries
  • Being extremely capable of self-direction
  • The best leaders know when to follow and know when to lead
  • Having self-awareness as a leader and making time to self-reflect
  • Deep collaboration
  • Recognising what self leadership looks like
  • The culture in India that allows them to be able to thrive in a multicultural environment
  • Leading with impact
  • The recognition that self leadership needs to come before other leadership
  • How do we get past the sense of loss
  • Allowing a little bit of breathing room for all the types of metrics and adjustments
  • What it means to be human
  • The workplace needs to become more friendly to neurodivergent people
  • You cannot leave your humanity out the door
  • Creating safe psychological spaces in the workplace for human conversations
  • What it means to be a high-performing leader & follower
  • The iron triangle of success


“You cannot ignore the fact that at the end of the day we are human beings with biological, emotional and lifestyle needs that need to co-exist with the demands of the workplace.” Creating safe psychological spaces in the workplace with Dr. Tanvi Gautam on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“II’ve always kind of had a little bit of sense of where I might want to step up and where I am best. Stepping back. I think that’s that’s a good skill to have, knowing when you should absolutely give way to somebody else.” Dr. Tanvi Gautam talks about knowing when to be a pilot and a copilot in leadership on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

“Nobody wants to be a part of this force ritual or, you know, tell me what’s going great in your life or the forced humanity kind of thing. As long as the space is genuine and we’re actually witnessing each other as human beings, we will find time for it because people want to be seen for who they are and not just what they do.” Creating meaningful and genuine workplace connections with Dr. Tanvi Gautam on the Inspiring Great Leaders Podcast.

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