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7 Questions on Leadership with Abinayasri V

Name: Abinayasri V

Title: Student

Organisation: Vivekananda College of engineering for women

Pursuing third year Biomedical engineering with strong knowledge in python programming

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

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


Jonno White

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

The most challenging aspect of leadership has been navigating and resolving conflicts within the team while maintaining a positive and collaborative work environment.

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

I became a leader through a combination of experience, dedication, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Over the years, I consistently demonstrated my ability to take initiative and lead by example, which gradually earned me leadership opportunities.

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

My workdays begin with strategic planning and priority setting in the morning, followed by team meetings and collaboration in the afternoon. I reserve the evenings for reflection, reviewing progress, and preparing for the next day's challenges.

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

A recent leadership lesson I've learned is the importance of fostering a culture of open communication. Encouraging team members to express their opinions and concerns has proven invaluable in addressing issues promptly and maintaining a healthy work environment.

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?

"Leaders Eat Last" by Simon Sinek has profoundly impacted my leadership style. The book emphasizes the significance of servant leadership and putting the well-being of the team first. This perspective has shaped my approach to decision-making and team collaboration.

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

If I could offer one piece of advice to a young leader, it would be to prioritize continuous learning. Embrace challenges as opportunities to grow, seek feedback, and stay adaptable in the face of evolving circumstances.

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

One meaningful story from my leadership experience involves successfully guiding my team through a challenging project. By fostering collaboration and maintaining open communication, we not only met our goals but also strengthened the bonds within the team, highlighting the power of effective leadership in achieving collective success.

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