When Vineet Nayar became CEO of the $2.3 billion HCL Technologies he wondered how to show his 54,000 professionals in 26 countries that he was not a genius or a distant, godlike figure. His solution demonstrated his individuality in no uncertain terms. He called meetings around the world of about 4,000 people at a time. Before even making his opening remarks, he descended into the auditorium where people were sitting and began dancing to bouncy, catchy music. Soon he had everyone up and dancing.

After several minutes Nayar returned to the stage and, still panting from exertion, introduced himself. With a wry smile he explained ...

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