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7 Questions with Rodrigo Montagner

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7 Questions with Rodrigo Montagner

Name: Rodrigo Montagner

Current title: CEO & Founder

Current organisation: OM2TECH

Italian-Brazilian IT Professional with 20 years of experience internationally as a manager, project manager and IT Executive, with multi business and multi country experiences throughout more than 150 projects.

7 Questions with Rodrigo Montagner


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

Dealing with the daily challenge to sell, scale and define strategies of expansion.

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

No rocket science, just hard work, dedication and faith that God would act after all my strength and personal energy was due.

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

Usually waking up at 6 AM, pouring out some coffee, family routine of serving breakfast, a 30 minutes power walk followed by my abs abs and push ups. Follows a variety of activities such as meetings, proposals discussions, project statuses, accounting, forecast, until usually 6 PM, when I try to stop and take care of the family again.

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

As CEO's or as Executives, either from our own organization or working for others, we have to take into account, on a daily basis, that leadership is a task we perform alone most of the times (apart from God, off course, that is always with me)

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?

First of all, the Holy Bible. It's THE book of leadership. Period. Everything that any leader needs to know about leadership, compassion, love and dedication to others is there, for free.

Secondly, "How to Win Friends and Influence People", from Dale Carnegie . It's an unforgettable lesson : "remember that the name of a person is the sweetest sound she/he ever heard" amazing

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

Open and direct relationship with staff
Rewarding in public
Correcting in private
Being direct and honest, always

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

Having the compassion to put ourselves in other's shoes is always the first step to solve any conflict.
I had several cases of CEOs and CFOs coming to me within harsh requests. After some time during the conversations I realized that they all were in deep stressful moments and I've tried to put myself on their shoes and try to help as much as I could. It ended up being nice opportunities to learn, work together and share.

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