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7 Questions with Maite Robles

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7 Questions with Maite Robles

Name: Maite Robles

Current title: CEO

Current organisation: Jobs a Fly

I am a new CEO for a staffing, recruiting and sales company. I am learning and growing each day.

7 Questions with Maite Robles

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

Finding the right team and dedicated employees. The right team creates your success, so you should always respect those beneath you. Without them, you are nothing.

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

Due to Covid, many individuals I knew wound up losing their jobs. I had always job sourced on the side, but recent events made me realize my talents, and I pivoted into creating my own company.

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

Wake up at 8am, and start grinding. I usually wind up with a few hundred messages a day, so I do my best to respond within my first hour, then get on phones to vendors and clients.

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

People will leave you, always. It's difficult not to take it personally. However, not everyone will be a good fit for the roles you have, and not everyone is a team player or as motivated.

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 Sky is Not the Limit - Neil DeGrasse Tyson. It taught me that no matter what, never set a limit to your capabilities, despite what anyone may say.

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

My organization is small at the moment, with aspirations of making it a global company, so I cannot answer that at the moment.

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

Touching lives. I may be a CEO, but I do my best to be available to everyone. The most rewarding experiences I have found is being able to open someone's eyes to talent they never realized they had, then seeing them flourish.