Indra Nooyi quotes

  • Leadership is hard to define and good leadership even harder. But if you can get people to follow you to the ends of the earth, you are a great leader
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #People #Leader #Earth

  • Every year in consulting is like three years in the corporate world because you have multiple clients, multiple issues - you grow so much.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Issues #Years #Clients

  • The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. That is a big lesson. I cannot just expect the organization to improve if I don't improve myself and lift the organization, because that distance is a constant.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Distance #Organization #Two

  • Anything that's done to address unemployment in terms of massive stimulus spending is going to exacerbate deficits. And anything that's done to address deficits in the short-term is going to exacerbate unemployment
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Unemployment #Done #Addresses

  • The one thing I have learned as a CEO is that leadership at various levels is vastly different. When I was leading a function or a business, there were certain demands and requirements to be a leader. As you move up the organization, the requirements for leading that organization don't grow vertically; they grow exponentially.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Moving #Organization #Leader

  • There is nothing like a concrete life plan to weigh you down. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal, you stop paying attention the the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Jobs #Eye #Opportunity

  • The biological clock and the career clock are in total conflict with each other.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Careers #Conflict #Clock

  • I pick up the details that drive the organization insane. But sweating the details is more important than anything else
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Organization #Important #Insane

  • When I was president of the company, I said, 'Okay, I can do this - piece of cake.' Then when you are the CEO, the responsibilities multiply enormously because you worry about everything.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Responsibility #Cake #Worry

  • At the end of the day, don't forget that you're a person.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Motivational #The End Of The Day #Forget

  • We pretend we have it all. We pretend we can have it all.
    -- Indra Nooyi

  • Combating climate change is absolutely critical to the future of our company,Green Cooler customers, consumers-and our world. I believe all of us need to take action now. PepsiCo has already taken actions in our operations and throughout our supply chain to 'future- proof' our company-all of which deliver real cost savings, mitigate risk, protect our license to operate, and create resilience in our supply chain.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Real #Taken #Believe

  • Most importantly, we want to create a company where every employee can bring their whole selves to work.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Self #Want #Employee

  • I'm very honest - brutally honest. I always look at things from their point of view as well as mine. And I know when to walk away.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Views #Looks #Honest

  • Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Doe #Assuming

  • If I hadn't had mentors, I wouldn't be here today. I'm a product of great mentoring, great coaching... Coaches or mentors are very important. They could be anyone-your husband, other family members, or your boss.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Husband #Boss #Coaching

  • When I grew up there was no web, blogging or tweeting. In fact, where I grew up there was not even television! I met a lot of my friends in school and in college, and they are still my friends today.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #School #College #Television

  • Most companies target women as end users, but few are effectively utilizing female employees when it comes to innovating for female consumers. When women are empowered in the design and innovation process, the likelihood of success in the marketplace improves by 144%!
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Design #Innovation #Female

  • I grew up in a Hindu household but went to a Roman Catholic school. I grew up with a mother who said, 'I'll arrange a marriage for you at 18,' but she also said that we could achieve anything we put our minds to an encourage us to dream of becoming prime minister or president
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Mother #Dream #School

  • But the good news was that my elder sister refused to get married straight away and I couldn't get married until she did so I had the licence to go off and dream
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Dream #News #Married

  • When you assume negative intent, youre angry. If you take away that anger and assume positive intent, you will be amazed. Your emotional quotient goes up because you are no longer almost random in your response.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Emotional #Negative #Assuming

  • Take a stand. Be known for your courage and confidence.
    -- Indra Nooyi

  • My father was an absolutely wonderful human being. From him I learned to always assume positive intent. Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Powerful #Father #Doe

  • PepsiCo did not have a woman in the senior ranks, nor a foreign-born person who was willing to think differently
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Senior #Thinking #Born

  • An important attribute of success is to be yourself. Never hide what makes you, you.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Being Yourself #Passion #Important

  • Whatever anybody says or does, assume positive intent. You will be amazed at how your whole approach to a person or problem becomes very different.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Doe #Different #Assuming

  • Just because you are CEO, don't think you have landed. You must continually increase your learning, the way you think, and the way you approach the organization. I've never forgotten that.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Thinking #Organization #Way

  • I asked my parents for permission to study in America and they were so sure that I wouldn't get in and get a scholarship that they encouraged me to try. So I applied to Yale and got an excellent scholarship. I then worked for the Boston Consulting Group for six and half years.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Yale #Boston #Years

  • There will never be a replacement for that ongoing physical contact. But I don't think blogging is meant to replace the face-to-face of friendships and meetings. Blogging is a way to keep in touch with a larger group of people on an ongoing basis, in a more efficient way.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Thinking #People #Groups

  • My guilty pleasures are the websites where you can look at the fashions and see how different outfits will look. You can even take a picture of yourself and download it and play with the fashions! I love playing with these websites to see what I can learn.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Fashion #Play #Different

  • I think innovation as a discipline needs to go back and get rethought and revived. There are so many models to talk about innovation, there are so many typologies of innovation, and you have to find a good innovation metric that truly captures the innovation performance of a company.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Thinking #Discipline #Innovation

  • Blogging and the Internet allow us to engage in a lot more real time conversations as opposed to a one-way dump of information or a message.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Real #Information #Way

  • As a leader, I am tough on myself and I raise the standard for everybody; however, I am very caring because I want people to excel at what they are doing so that they can aspire to be me in the future.
    -- Indra Nooyi

    #Positive #Caring #People