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7 Questions on Leadership with Bernardo Otero Barrios

Name: Bernardo Otero Barrios

Title: CEO

Organisation: Nexus Animal Health

I am a Veterinary Business Expansion Leader and Consultant for Animal Health Companies in Latin America, with over 25 years of experience in the sector. I help animal health companies to grow and innovate in one of the largest and most dynamic markets in the world, by developing and executing their expansion projects in and from LATAM, moving their business to the next level and multiplying their sales.

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

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


Jonno White

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

To develop, to support, to undertand the people you lead

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

Learning from mistakes, living, studying, grow from experience

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

Thankfullness, aling to the schedule, helping people and companies to develo, doing excercise, read.

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

Not everybody is equal to others. Every person has their own history and experiences

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?

Man's Search for Meaning" of Victor Frankl. I learned to have meaning in Suffering, resilience, freedom of choice

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

Trust in yourself

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

Nelson Mandela's leadership journey is not only inspiring but also a powerful example of resilience, forgiveness, and the pursuit of justice.

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