7 Questions with Abdul Jaleel Mangalath
Name: Abdul Jaleel Mangalath
Current title: Global CEO
Current organisation: Seagull International HR Consultants
I am the youngest (33yrs) and award winning CEO of our Industry called Overseas Recruitment Industry in India
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
I love challenges However finding right talent is always a challenge in our industry
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I am a passionate person and I enjoy my job. my job is my second wife . I have reached this position by doing smart work along with hard work. My client network is very wide and vast which will impress any entrepreneurs and their Dream CEO is myself when I talk about our industry. this is my confidence and not my attitude
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I may do 3-4 hours work in some days , other days might be 8 hours some time it can go upto 12 hours, I Avery flexible person so I do work as pr my company's or client requirements
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
While dealing with people , we have to use our EQ rather than IQ because the current business world runs on emotions so dealing with people on emotional background is required for a true leader. Who can handle emotions he will be a good people manager and with him people will work for longer period if he also ensure quality work life for 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?
Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up by Jerry Colonna
Teetering on the top rung of the corporate ladder takes skill and guts. A single gust in the form of negative publicity or poor judgment can knock you loose. Unless you actively seek out ways to self-improve amid a changing global economy, you can’t hold on to your position and fulfill your responsibility to the employees and customers who depend on you.
How can you avoid crashing to the ground? Start by engaging in some mind-expanding extracurricular reading. that helped me as CEOs to lead with more confidence and skill.
Jerry Colonna opens his book with tough questions regarding your habits, belief systems and weaknesses. He continues this practice of guided self-evaluation after every chapter as he walks with you down the path to achieve inner and outer balance. His Jungian approach mixed with Buddhist touches helps you see why your go-to leadership tenets and behaviors might not match the real you. I relished this opportunity to learn how to bring more of the total “me” to my position.
All Ceo'S like me must read this book at least once
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
I always learn from my mistakes and improve next time . Also I never stop learning and I am very much updated about our business and industry daily basis.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
I always read success stories of successful people which give me a lot of motivation to move forward with a highly motivated mind. sorry to answer you in nutshell due to my busy work schedule and I am typing it from my office. apologies for not giving you a detailed brief for your questions