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7 Questions on Leadership with Charles Benedict

Name: Charles Benedict

Title: General Manager

Organisation: Hinduja Global Solutions Ltd

23 yrs experience. 20 years in training & development. Specialize in Leadership Development, Developing Process Training, Business Excellence, Organization Development & Performance Management

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I hope Charles' answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!


Jonno White

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?

People Management- willingness issues.

Ignorance to process resolutions.

2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

Had strong people management skills. Having OCD, developed an urge for excellence.

With both traits combined had a balanced reasonable logical outlook toward things, which helped in people & process management & development.

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

Over-stretched..... not a good example. 6 hours sleep. Inconsistent workouts. Workaholic 12-14 hrs. Limited family time :(

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

Look for solutions. If there none- learn to live with it. If there is a solution, work on it!

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?

4 Principles of Execution. Executing critical strategy in a VUKA world. Helped to have a stronger focused approach.

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

Work on People- influence them to work towards excellence, always!

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?

Several.... Iconic: Nelson Mandela; Personal: My Father!

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