Title: Chief Lighting Officer | Spokesman | Film Director
I am a videography enthusiast , Forex trader addict, cyber security, defense, forensics and AI person. Am always looking for ways to learn and gain new experiences through various sectors.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Gama's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Aligning yourself desires, mission, vision while matching and equating the societies’ expectations from you since they look up to you in every aspect. You feel as if you should be the perfect being with no flaws.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
I can’t say that being a leader is born with or talent given rather, a self-development assessment of what you believe in and being exemplary to fit in the definition « Leader » .
I really don’t know why and how people seem to like sort of want to understand and provide me with space to speak my mind on a certain domain. I remember during my highschool, I was chosen to become a Hygiene and Sanitation Prefect not that I wanted it, I actually hated everything regarding becoming a public figure but I sort of managed and got along with the flaw and started to know more of how leadership can be a broad concept if it was to be defined in numerous aspects.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
Well, I still find this the hardest and yet the simplest question to answer at all times.
My answer is always the same, consistency in discipline.
Waking up from the bed is something harder than people think of it to be.
Choosing to wake up or not is something that goes along with one’s psychology which brings this to be the hardest question since people have different perspectives regarding this.
I sleep for no more than five hours a day since I have a lot to do that requires me waking up early and work on my daily set activities and match it with studying and also keep my work intact. Am self employed which Is the best thing about this.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
I learnt that not all people will appreciate what you do but you have to keep on the positive energy to keep the motor in you heated, pray a lot and there will reach a time when no one will say that « there are things he could have done right, yet he messed up »
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?
Trading in the zone by Mark Douglas
Mark speaks of how people are creatures that act upon their beliefs regardless of how you may explain what’s right or wrong in a certain manner.
This helped me to rethink twice about what we call morals, values and ethics.
It helped me to understand how to define right of wrong.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
I believe everyone has some kind of heat inside them that rages to explode at a certain moment but as long as the fire is gilded.
The fire here is what you feel you want to do. You have to choose whether you gotta tag along and keep on providing excuses for not developing or set your thoughts straight and win the game in the mind.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
I remember one day when KCAMEL had disbelief in setting a spokesman since they trusted no one that much to represent them in any studio or meetings but I set my voice to the highest with the most terrifying tone of confidence that I can and without questions, everyone voted for right call of me becoming their way through in investors and media.