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7 Questions on Leadership with Derek Venter

Name: Derek Venter

Title: Managing Director

Organisation: Value Safety Specifics

25 yr experience in chemical & FMCG manufacturing, specializing Health, Safety, Environment, Risk & Quality Management

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

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


Jonno White

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

Convincing people

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

Learning and following footsteps

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


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

Not everbody listens

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?

African Wild Dogs : Success Through Pack Leadership : How to Create Pack Leadership and Produce Transformative Results

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

Stand your groung and look tall

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

King Solomon

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