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7 Questions on Leadership with David Khamis Chol Deng

Name: David Khamis Chol Deng

Title: CEO

Organisation: Young leaders for peace and development organization

Self-motivated passionate with strong confident in learning new skills with good written and verbal communication skills in both Arabic and English language computer skills( MS Worlds, MS Excel, and Internet) Strong negotiation and presentation abilities in a variety of languages and cultural environments.

Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!

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


Jonno White

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

The biggest challenge faceing us in is about how to involve young leaders in decision making.

And also how can we give some young leaders a chance to be a part of designing future polices.

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

As a one of many young African youth born in difficult times when our former country Sudan went through a long war in Africa.

I started my own view to join the Sudan people liberation movement SPLM as the party had a vision at that time.

So I became a one of the young leaders in the university from that time.

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

I'm always dividing my schedule into three parts. The first time is morning and then afternoon and lastly at evening before I evaluate my day

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

The mostly leadership lesson I learned it's how to be a time leader.

Because the team work is the great ways can let you know and successful in your vision.

And can make you be the best leader amoug your team

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?

As one of the philosophy graduates from an institute like Cairo university.

I read some of book that make me successful in my journey.

The book I read the most is the way to freedom by Nelson Mandela.

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

Let's keep the principal of leadership all the time in our journey.

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

It's how can we try to let our future be shining as young leaders?

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