Winning Stroke: Interview with James Agrawal, Managing Director, BTI Executive Search
I have been an avid reader and you would often spot me with autobiographies, biographies and spiritual books.
If not in the current Profession, You would be ?
As a developing society we battle a lot of issues and mindsets. Social issues that plague our society have always perturbed me and I have devoted myself to a few causes close to my heart as an attempt to make a little difference. If I wasn’t in my current profession, I would be a social activist.
One tune you always hum?
A track that I hum most often is from one of my favourite Raj Kapoor movie Dharam Karam- ‘Ek Din Bik Jayega Maati Ke Mol’
One Book to read when you want to motivate yourselves?
I have been an avid reader and you would often spot me with autobiographies, biographies and spiritual books. My most recent pick that I loved reading was ‘Great By Choice - Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen’
One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?
Jo Jeeta Wo Sikandar
The Place you never been to and always want to go?
Greece has been on top my travel list for a while; I would love to explore the beautiful country with my family
An animal that signifies you & why?
I would say Elephant. This large mammal has a lot of traits in common with humans and a few that I can associate with are: reliable, patient,careful, great communicator, empathy, positive deeds & feelings
A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with?
Choose one from each below :
Marvel or DC –Marvel
Batman or Superman –Superman
Tom or Jerry –Jerry
ChachaChaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv– ChachaChaudhary
If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?
None other than the legend- Mr. Amitabh Bachchan
Luck or Hard Work, What do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person?
While I do believe in luck, I swear by hard work. In my opinion nothing beats the relentless effort that one puts in to achieve ones goals. Perseverance, the never ending zeal to chase your dreams and consistent love for what you do paves way for success. One best decision you ever made?
My choice of career was possibly the best decision I made in my life
A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?
Win:Win while considering long term impact
Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?
I am all about understanding and listening to my sub-conscious mind. While our conscious mind is powerful, the subconscious mind is even more awe-inspiring! When in dilemma, I listen to my Inner voice which I consider God's own voice or my guiding force.
What has been your biggest achievement?
Establishing myself as a thought Leader
One thing that you want to change in yourself?
To be less emotional at times
A line said by your closed one that you never forget?
You are made for bigger things, do your best for impacting people's lives at large