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7 Questions with Fernando Livongue

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7 Questions with Fernando Livongue

Name: Fernando Livongue

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Resiliência Angolana

Teacher, Consultant, Bridge Builder Negotiator and Writer

7 Questions with Fernando Livongue

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1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?

The most challenging fact as a CEO of an Enterprise is to build a couture and to develop a legacy that prevails for generations.

2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I began it by myself, without money or support from other enterprises. At that moment I felt myself going the wrong way or doing the wrong thing. But now I understand that it was the most important thing that I ever did in my life.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I think that they are 3 parts in a day of 8 hours: 8 hours for work, 8 for rest and 8 for being with family. I begin my day by planning, after that I identify the most important activity and gols to achieve and so on. I make my agenda by priorities and give those priorities to my team.

4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

The most significant leadership lesson was by this season of COVID-19, ‘because it showed that nothing is completely stable, and we must be prepared for anything that comes to our lives and organization.

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 book that had and has a profound impact in my leadership is “The 360* Leader” from John Maxwell. This book helped me to understand that leadership can come from any part or elements of the organization. No one is far from being a leader.

6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?

By sharing the values, mission and vision with all of the teams. When people understand those details they stay in the organization for a purpose.

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?

The beginning of everything, it was shameful to be a little young leader trying to do something great. But my team believed in me and they’re the most significant thing that I have in life.