5 Strikingly Powerful Habits That Led Indra Nooyi to Success

Indra Nooyi's secret mantra for success- Her traits and habits that nurtured her to become one of the most influential women worldwide.


PepsiCo’s ex CEO, Indra Nooyi has many amazing traits and habits that drove her to be one of the most powerful  business women today. These mantras have steered her career growth alongwith 80 percent growth rate at PepsiCo during her tenure. One can get to know more from her and other leaders as well on the Xpert app- Learn from the best

Curious to know those habits? Well, here they are:

  1. 1 Visualise yourself as the President

    Indra and her sisters used to play this unusual game every night at dinner. Her mother used to make them imagine as they were the world leaders and used to ask them to present a speech on various topics.

    This has provided her with enough confidence and she'd always say to herself that she can do anything better than anyone else. She knows she's good!

  2. 2 Developing niche skills

    She constantly evolves through the development of skills where they're needed. She would learn and develop a skill for an issue that you would arise as she feels that she is the sole person who is capable of solving the problem.

    She becomes a student whenever there is a complex issue. She made a difficult decision to overhaul the IT system of PepsiCo. She read around 10 textbooks for it!

  3. 3 Be a consumer first

    Indra used to visit grocery stores on a weekly basis to see how PepsiCo products looked on the grocery shelves. She would then take pictures of the packaging and the placement to send it to her designing and marketing teams for reviewal.

  4. 4 Acknowledge your supporters

    She once wrote more than 400 letters to her senior executives' parents to express her gratitude to them for raising such capable children. She would always value and acknowledge her subbordinates' efforts. This act of kindness is an act of encouragement.

  5. 5 Be brave

    Indra got anxious when she had to transition from CFO to CEO, but she had put her worries and concerns aside to concentrate on the vision of the company and her role in making that happen.

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