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Name: Khizer Qurban
Title: Account receivable specialist
Organisation: Omega Medical Billing and Collection services inc.
I'm Khizar Qurban, and I'm an account receivable specialist. I've worked with well reputed organizations and I'm passionate about helping my goals and objectives.
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
As a leader, i think pressure handling and quality assurance of work.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I'll try to close the river in a nutshell because it is an endless journey in Which you have numerous occasions to improve yourself for better you. To be a constructive leader, you must understand your own strengths and weaknesses. I believe that a great leader connect with their team by facilitating open communication, encouraging employee growth and development, and giving and receiving feedback. Last but not least , I always kept myself around the saying of Dana Brownlee “A great leader is one who makes those around them better.” and i am the successful prosper leader in professional era.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I am living with a healthy lifestyle which is having 8 hour sleep time, Breakfast and Dinner on specific time as well as i gave an handsome time after my office hours to family and release stress and tension in gym and cold shower than kept myself spare for book reading. I also have very short circle of friends but joins them on weekends. As a Muslim, I prioritize and fulfil my religious obligations which is playing the role of backbone in my productive and prosperous life.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
I would like to share my recent lesson that i learned, Bring vision and strategy to the here and now. A leader needs to be able to communicate with frontline staff without de-positioning management, but you also need to be able to connect. It’s important to engage with all levels because there will be a different perspective from each operational group and level. Business is becoming more moment-to-moment than ever before. It’s more difficult to execute on long-term planning because we need constant re-evaluation to be relevant with the times. Leaders need to be present, listening and open to learning from everyone around them.
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?
Qur'an is the book which inspired me to be a leader. In start i wasn't obser things in the way where i supposed to be observed. Consistently reading of Qur'an with firm determination i learnt that leaders should be quick to forgive their followers if they make mistakes and they should invite them to counsel them in future actions and must should put all the trust on Allah Almighty. According to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), leadership in Islam is not reserved for a small elite. Rather, depending upon the situation, every person is the “shepherd” of a flock, and occupies a position of leadership. In most circumstances in life, Muslims are urged to appoint a leader and follow him. Above lines gave me the inspiration that i'd never heard and felt before.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Be Truthful is the point that i would like to advice the young leaders. There is a system of leadership in Islamic teachings so the young leaders are to be obeyed,
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
I've already discussed above.