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Thank you to the 1646 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 questions! I hope reading 7 Questions with


helps you in your leadership.





Organisation: Carlcare service center

My name is Abass Afeez Olapuopo,I am from Ogun state base in Lagos state Nigerian,I am 34years old,fair in complexion,graduated of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic with my OND(Optimum National Diploma Certificate).My hobby is reading,listening to news and playing football.

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?

1. Honing Effectiveness.
This leadership challenge is about developing the relevant skills — such as time management, prioritization, strategic thinking, decision-making, and getting up to speed with the job — to be more effective at work.

2. Inspiring Others.
This is the challenge of inspiring or motivating team members to ensure they’re satisfied with their jobs and working smarter.

3. Developing Employees.
This is the challenge of developing others, including coaching and mentoring effectively.

4. Leading a Team.
Another key challenge is that of team-building, team development, and team management. Specific leadership challenges related to this include how to instill pride, how to provide support, how to effectively engage in collaboration, how to lead a big team, how to establish team norms, and what to do when taking over a new team.

5. Guiding Change.
The challenge of managing, mobilizing, understanding, and leading change means that being a successful change leader isn’t easy. It requires knowing how to mitigate consequences, overcome resistance to change, and deal with team members’ reactions to change.

6. Managing Stakeholders.
The last leadership challenge is managing relationships, politics, and image in the work environment. This includes gaining managerial support, managing up, influencing others, and getting buy-in from other departments, groups, or individuals.

2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

A year after I got my job I became a leader because
1: Listen and learn
Leadership is about social skills, not power and control. The most effective leaders take time to listen and learn about their team members and the unique qualities of leadership they each have.

Create opportunities for your team members to capitalize on their strengths and maximize their efficiency. Ask for feedback and inquire about employee ideas. The more team members feel personally valued, the more you’ll embolden them to work with passion toward goals they believe in and care about.

Step 2: Create shared goals for the team
Leaders know where they want to go and take time to learn about team members’ personal goals and visions. This can help ensure everyone feels valued and encompassed in the company’s larger mission.

Explore your team members’ core values and incorporate them into larger, team- and company-wide goals. You’ll help your team members find more meaning and fulfillment in their work, motivating them to work beyond assigned tasks towards innovation.

Step 3: Always seek opportunities to improve
Leaders are growth-minded and take every opportunity to better themselves and their teams.

Who is a leader you look up to? What is a leadership role you can see yourself in, and who is currently in that role? Get to know those leaders better, and consider asking one of them to mentor you.

You may also find opportunities for improvement from your colleagues and team members. Provide opportunities for open conversation and feedback across all levels of your organization.

When providing feedback to others, pair transparent communication with additional resources for team members to sharpen their skills and maximize their strengths. This will enable them to bring their best to every situation, and provide more creative feedback

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I made a work plan which every week I already plan on how to execute a daily task and make sure I manage time also Routines are important to help you get an appropriate amount of sleep, maintain a healthy eating regimen and for keeping your obligations straight.

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

Learning How To Be A Better Leader For the first time which has made me improved a lot.

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

I read a leadership guide to difficult conversation by Jonno White.. It makes me understand on how to deal with my staffs and also flow freely with them.

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

All I will have to say is they should be a good example to others coming underneath them.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?

The only meaning story is that I am so much loves by my staffs and I also care about them.

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