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7 Questions with Haluk Durudogan

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7 Questions with Haluk Durudogan

Name: Haluk Durudogan

Current title: Chief Executive Officer

Current organisation: HD Advanced Manufacturing

63, Male, Married, American Primarily of Aerospace background, but not solely

7 Questions with Haluk Durudogan


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

Realigning minds from problem solving from behind to opportunity creation as a leader

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

Experience building, seniority, training in general management, delivering on ever more difficult challenges

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

meditate upon waking and readying for the day. Clear email down to the most critical. Use RAIL's to ensure nothing is missed, employee lunch, ensure customer and investor contacts are fresh and expectations being met, at least two hours per day. Maximize the amount of time helping others at and within the businesses. Visit others in their location after the official end of the work day. Go home, stop thinking about business and start focusing on the family

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

Be the positive source of energy people need and depend upon to achieve their objectives

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 bible as it helps a person remain humble, be nurturing and kind to others and provides an ethical and value standard for us to attempt at achieving

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

Develop a sense of which balance of constituents helps best support the business needs at the time, experience vs energy vs available resources vs supply and demand from a human resources perspective. Pushing people past their comfort zones., but before damage is a constant responsibility of leaders, hence the ever present coaching analogy

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 cannot think of one incident. Rather, the mentorship of kind and nurturing supervisors and friends is what nattered along with an openness and desire to learn

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