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Name: Teshale Simie
Title: HR Section Head
Organisation: JERR PLC
I am Diploma graduate from Admas University College in Sept, 4 2017 in the field of Information Technology, Graduate from Rift Valley University with level 4 Diploma in the field of Human Resource Management and B.A From Addis Ababa University College of commerce in the field of Management, and I have above 14+ years’ experience in HR/Personnel/ Tasks
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
After Icompleting high school I study Information Technology on Diploma level and as that time i couldn’t get job related on my educational background, passing difficult unemployed days I finally got a Personnel assistant job at one of the biggest and oldest furniture factory (3f)Finfine Furniture factory more than 600 employee, then learning HRM from scratch to Bachelor level during this time am working other 4 Private companies from Junior level to Section head level, currently am working on conglomerated type company in addis abab Ethiopia, when we come to leadership am passing all the jr, senior and section head level working different managers and grasping experience and leader ship ability, today more than 13 employees under my section and working on my department.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
after I wake up I will pray, and cleaning myself, then I will prepare for my children to school, I eat my brake fast & goes to work place, and firstly I will review yesterdays listed tasks for today, then I will work the listed ones priorities by urgency level. And also communicating with my colloquies brunch HR Officer, meeting etc then finally before concluding my day again I will list down tasks for the next morning.thene i will go to school and pick up my children and go to home and supporting home work and study then i eat my denner and working urjent tasks using my laptop and that pray and go to sleap.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Ground knowledge about your leading Organization for to influence subordinates.
Don’t Expect Leaders know everything? Rather learning each day.
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?
A leader who lacks basic knowledge is always supported by the knowledge of other people and does not even have the basic ability to evaluate the effectiveness of the work he is doing. Most of the time, such leaders come to leadership not because of their competence, but because of an agenda that is outside of the main purpose of the institution. Furthermore, they come to leadership through a system that is not biased or openly competitive. If we talk about the relationship between knowledge and influence,
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Don't afraid to accept responsibilities.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
when i working as a manager levele one thing is dificult for me to quit tht is focusing on rutin tasks rather focusing on strategic tasks currentely it is improved by learing time managment cources form youtube.