Name: Fabio Bud
Organisation: Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires
Leading innovation and Technology projects to allow better life for citizens
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Fabio's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
One of the most challenging aspects of leadership in Technology, is the speed at which technology advances, which is progressing ever faster. Leading in new projects and ventures, which have no comparison with anything before, requires substantial contemplation time and adaptability strength.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
The different projects I've participated in, the contacts, and the strong inner drive to do new things led me and propelled me to be in this place today. One must not lose the desire, the strength, and the hope to accomplish what one believes in their heart. However, it is necessary to prepare, study, and constantly evolve to achieve it.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I wake up very early, before 6 am, and by 6:30, I'm having a cup of coffee and organizing everything I'll be doing throughout the day. Setting priorities and putting off things that are not as important at the moment. Every day is dedicated not only to tasks related to the current project but also to working on new developments and engaging in networking within the community. I also make an effort every day to learn something new or dedicate some time to staying updated on news or studying a specific topic. Continuous learning in the field of technology is imperative.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
One of the most important lessons I've learned lately is that mistakes or problems will always happen sooner or later. Instead of getting upset and complaining, it's essential in that moment to be as mindful as possible and learn from what happened. Even though it may hurt one's ego, it's a great opportunity to evolve and grow
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?
I couldn't pinpoint just one single book; leadership is something that develops over the years, through study, and especially experience. Some people are natural-born leaders, they have it already incorporated. I have read many books on Eastern philosophy, which have helped me understand many aspects of how the world works. They are not specifically about leadership, but they contain a lot of information. I've also read many publications on human psychology and coaching. I couldn't specify just one
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Patience, awareness. Never despair. The solution or the way is always just around the corner.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Basically, one can be a good leader, achieve success, but always be aware that there is much more to learn, that one can always continue to evolve. That things that once seemed right or correct can transform. Being awake, not only with the project and with people, but primarily with oneself. There, lies the majority of what is needed