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Running head: LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION ASSIGNMENTAssignment:4Leadership and Motivation AssignmentPoonam Ruhal (300978891)Instructor’s Name: Joanna DrakakisCentennial CollegeNovember 28, 2018
LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION ASSIGNMENTAbout Sundar PichaiBrief History and Career1. The leader I admire the most is an Indian-American business executive named Sundar Pichai (CEO of Google). He was born on July 12,1972 in Chennai, India. His father worked as an electrical engineer and mother was a stenographer before he and his younger brother were born. He belonged from a relatively middle-class family, who lived in a two-room apartment. His family learnt that he was good at remembering numbers dialled on rotary phone and was interested in computers. He went to Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur to complete his studies in metallurgical engineering. He designed his first software program as chess game. His achievements and success won him scholarship to Stanford, where he pursued M.S. in material sciences and worked in Silicon Valley. After that, he went to University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School for Master in Business in 2002. His intelligence won him Siebel & Palmer Scholar Award. He worked in McKinsey & Company, an applied Materials and consulting firm before starting his career at Google in 2004. Sundar Pichai was announced as CEO of Google in 2015. He is also known as “loyal Googler” as he got the offers from Twitter and Microsoft too but he remained with Google. He is an effective leader with all the leadership qualities as he is the most liked boss in Google. All his co-workers and subordinates love him due to his empathetic and collaborative nature. He bears a career with meteoric rise. Now due to strategic reorganisation Google Inc., he has become CEO of parent company Alphabet, a conglomerate of several google divisions. It is evident from the fact that 89% of revenues made by Google last year were from divisions managed and leaded by Sundar Pichai.
LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION ASSIGNMENTI think Sundar Pichai is a great leader as his aspirational nature of leadership motivates team to succeed. He is classified as giver like Abraham Lincoln, who help others succeed. He strives to empower people at all levels in the organisation and trust them to encourage innovation.