The best leaders are generous: they shelter and they provide. They know how to collaborate — something I understand viscerally from having grown up in India, where people collaborate to survive. And they’re fearless. Leaders like this are respected for these qualities, and not for their titles. Watch these short clips to hear raw, (mostly) unfiltered, real-life leadership stories and life lessons from my team.

Everyone who works at our lab knows Ana Manrique. Ana, a design manager for IBM Data and AI, is a favorite among design teams at our labs and offices in Silicon Valley. She’s known for her ability to lead with empathy, inspire teams and mentor the next generation of IBM designers at the earliest stages of their careers.

Sripriya Srinivasan is a leader with just that transformation mindset. As Program Director for IBM Data and AI, she's remained committed to transforming the way we build products.

For Vikram Murali, Director of Engineering for IBM Data and AI, listening is an important part of the job—paying attention to the needs of both his team and IBM customers.

On her 10th year anniversary at IBM, Sampada Basarkar, Director of Engineering for IBM Data and AI, shares what she loves most about her work, why she’s stayed with the organization, and what separates IBM from other companies in Silicon Valley.

Rakesh Ranjan, Director of Emerging Technologies at IBM Data and AI, shares his blueprint for leading innovation at IBM as well as his keys for successful leadership - makes disruption seem easy as he and his team continuously deliver new ideas.

Natalie Cummings, Director of WW Operations for IBM Data and AI, is a fearless and agile leader who has directed our organization through rapid change and innovation — without ever losing her warmth and empathy. When you work with Natalie, you know two things for sure: you'll always be heard. And the job will get done.