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7 Questions with Gudyne Wafubwa
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7 Questions with Gudyne Wafubwa
Name: Gudyne Wafubwa
Current title: C.E.O.
Current organisation: MakeitUseit Greenlife LTD
Am a self-motivated individual who is moved by changing how people view the current world and the opportunities
1. What have you found most challenging as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise?
Working with people of different diversity and opinions is one of the most challenging aspects. I have to lead by understanding each person's Emotional Intelligence. It is never easy, but once one understands his or her team, leading as a manager becomes easy!
2. How did you become a CEO or executive of a large enterprise? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Being from a developing continent, we find that getting a job a professional in is hard. We have to work our way out to manage the ever-changing challenges. After my studies in an undergraduate degree in BSc. Biochemistry, I tried to look for blue color jobs without success. Having nature conservation skills, I decided to work with available resources to keep the environment clean. Thus, I started a small company that produces charcoal briquettes from agricultural waste material, like coconut shells and sugar bagasse. Also, seeing how the cities get filled faster with hotel wastes, we majored in producing biogas from the wastes. From that idea, I owned and became the C.E.O of the company.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
When I wake up, I check around to see that my family is fine before heading to my job. Family is the most important aspect of life, and thus, I have to ensure that their safety and well-being are cared for. After the family is safe and their needs have been handled, I check-in to see if the team members have reported and if every section is well. My day is well organized because of the support I get from the family and team members.
4. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?
I have learned that treating others fairly is more important for a productive session in the workplace. Treating other team members with the dignity they deserve gets everything working as needed.
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?
If there is any book I will ever be grateful is, " 48 laws of power by Robert Greene." While still looking for the best idea to venture in, someone recommended this book to me; almost all of the laws the author used have guided me towards the success of my management skills. For instance, the author advises that one should say less than necessary; this helps one avoid spilling the company's secret to external and internal traitors.
6. How do you build leadership capacity in a large enterprise?
I believe that as a leader, one should be leading by example.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a CEO or executive of a large enterprise so far?
Never give up. Lead by dignity and respect each other's opinions.