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Jacob O. Fashakin
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Jacob O. Fashakin
Name: Jacob O. Fashakin
Title: Director, Exams & Records
Organisation: TACN, LAWNA Theological Seminary, Jos
Tables turn, Treat people well.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
What I found most challenging as a leader is Managing stress gotten from managing people.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I became a leader through appointment. I've got a little track records of excellence and exceptional assistant from my mentors who recommended me.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
As a goal getter, I begin my day with a plan guided by God's Word, do all I can to see it achieved, enjoy the rewards and learn the lessons for the next.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Your health is the most valuable asset you have. To be your best and give your best, first be same to yourself.
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?
The 360 degree Leader by John Maxwell and Finishing Strong by Steve Ferrar. You don't need to be at the top to start infuencing lives positively, start from that little font. Be teachable. Learn, unlearn and relearn.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Such a young leader should be patient, teachable and focused on the goal. The end of a formation Process awaits an Enthronement.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
A story titled "You are not qualified". Such statement hunted me through my early stage in leadership, however, it was the driving force for the statement " where have you been all these while sir, you are the solution we have been seeking".