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Name: Gregorio Bulnes
Organisation: Telmark Data SAC
Telecomm Engineer with MSC and PhD in Project Management, also PMP, ITIL 6 Sigma certified with more than 20 years of experience managing projects worldwide in different technology corporates
Actually I am CEO and partner of Telmark Data (belong to Telmark Group)
Also, I am tutor for master degree for Project Management in 3 universities.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Ethic code in many cases. As a PMP, always I conduct my projects with transparency and honestity In technical aspects, communication is an important issue if you dont transmit leadership to the team and stakeholders, the project has a big risk exposure to finish according to the bsaeline
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I always were proactive, think out of the box and demostrating empathy (ear and catch wath my speaker is looking for).
In my beginings, always tried to collaborate and show the results as a team success. Even if I found the solution for my self. If you share your sucess inside the team, in a short time, the rest will respecto your actitude and also if you are open to learn you will show aptitude for the team
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Wake up always with positive actitude, even if you know there will be some problems in the work.
Check my agenda, meetings, task pending (urgent and important). Review pending issues and project advance. Then, check emails, coaching to my team, ear they needs, bring advices and close the day checkin the pending task for tomorrow and review mye agenda for the next day
Go the the home, shate time with the family, talk about the day of each member, share jokes, advice for some issues of eachone, some time share a game and finnal read a book in the bed
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
You never know all the variables in a project. Take care about unknown-unknown risks. On the other hand, ear with the same interest and actitude to all the team from the concergie to the CEO
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?
rich father poor father, because is a guide to improve your actitude and think always an steps in advance
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Be your self, respecto your partners, not nothing take personal. Always there are alternatives solutions for the same problem
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Some time ago, in a Aerospace company, my boss told me to fire a person because his performance is poor about project management and engineering analysis. I told him, give me a chance ( for 3 months windows). I coah and work close to this person and discover his aptitude. I reasigne his responsability for Bid Support (also under my responsability). The result in his performance was a success for the rest of the year. He got a winner prize in the end of the year