Name: Albert Cabalda
Title: Guest Experience Manager
Organisation: Ford Cebu
As a leader, I always value empowerment and connection. I have been coaching people and believing in them to bring out the best of what they could provide and be a future leader in the future.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Albert's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
As a leader, the most challenging part is to establish trust and create connection.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I became a leader when I was challenged to take the leap and level up since my mentor believed on what I can do. From there, I am surprised on the things that I were able to surpass and eventually, bring me here where I am now.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Waking up in the morning, I always ask myself on how I can be a better leader to my staff, focusing things on simple yet relevant matters that would show appreciation to them and empowerment.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
The recent leadership lesson I've learned is to always having a back-up plan when things go suddenly worst.
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?
It is the book, The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. Great leaders know this secret of Law of Attraction and it empowers me as a leader to be practical and think positively.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
The right time of being a leader is now, regardless of your insecurities and fear. Once you believe that you can do it, everything will follow.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
One meaningful story is when my mentor said that he believes on what I can do. That simple phrase allowed me to rise up and do things that I didn't imagine doing way back.