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Ekong Ekong Imona
Name: Ekong Ekong Imona
Title: Judicial Officer
Organisation: Cross River State Judiciary
Born of Ekin (Qua) parentage in Big Qua Town, Calabar, Cross River State on May 12,1981.Driven by purpose and passion for justice. This led to my pursuit of a Law Degree in the University of Calabar, Calabar and studied at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus in 2006 and called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007.Had a stint as Acting Secretary of Judicial Service Commission ,Cross River State. Hobbies include reading and writing. Volunteering for community development and church activities are ingrained in my routine.Service to God and humanity cardinal to me as I pursue dignified lifestyle for humanity.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Maintaining family and work balance.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I saw a vision of leadership. Strove for excellence through deliberate character building and capacity development.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Steady drive for time management remains my goal while setting timelines and deadlines to be reached in line with set goals and visions.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Not being too trusting when functions have been delegated to subordinates as they could be dire consequences.
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?
How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie.... My low esteem died when I digested the pages of the book.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Strive for legacy . Posterity should be cardinal while serving God and humanity.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Ensuring that the judiciary where I practice my judicial profession is not undermined while looking at passion and integrity guide my decisions.Once upon a time I led a movement to ensure as Administrative Magistrate where I served Rights of Judiciary were not undermined by the Legislature and Executive Arms of my State .