Ritu Mehrish talked about “’Leader’s Block: How Great Leaders Recover After They Stumble” at the Speaker Contest Stockholm qualifier on 13 March 2019.
- Leader’s block is like writer’s block – it’s a creative slow-down.
- It’s a phase when the leader is uninspired, demotivated, and is unable to perform to the best of his or her abilities.
- Leader’s block is like the flu – it is contagious and can lead to serious issues if ignored.
- There are some early warning signs that need to be recognized, acknowledged, and overcome.
- Leader’s block is temporary, you can come out of it stronger, and you’re not alone.
The bottom line? Leaders cannot perform at their best all the time, and they can get stuck. Anyone can recognize and overcome their leader’s block.
About Ritu Mehrish
Ritu Mehrish is the founder of Leader’s Block and a partner at New Global Mind. Her passion is to support and be part of people’s journey as they make the transition into new behaviors, new situations, new roles, new companies or new geographies. Ritu has particular expertise in adopting a global perspective and understanding the nuances of working with multi-cultural and virtual teams. She uses her diverse and business background to bring in a broad perspective and pragmatic approach to behavior change and getting measurable results.
She stretches the leaders out of their comfort zone by challenging them with compassion and providing them support. Ritu’s coaching experience includes working with middle and senior management in large multinational organizations, nonprofit organizations, and entrepreneurs.
Ritu has over 18 years of corporate experience in leading and working with teams across the world – US, UK, Latin America, Europe, Philippines, Singapore, and India. She has held several leadership positions in running global operations and managing client relationships. She has run a multi-million dollar vertical. She has built and led a global and diverse team of 800+ people across eight countries. Ritu has developed, nurtured and grown client relationship with some of the Fortune 100 companies across the world. She has led several entrepreneurial initiatives within the organizations.
Ritu has worked with P&G, GE Capital, and GE spin-off Genpact. She did her Bachelors in Commerce from India and is a Chartered Certified Accountant from the UK. She has lived in multiple countries US, UK, Ireland, India, and Singapore. She is currently based in Singapore.