Name: Kobi Samuel Fon
Organisation: KOBI GROUP LTD
I am Kobi Samuel Fon. I am c.e.o of Kobi group ltd, an agricultural production chain company. I manage projects through monitoring, evaluation and delegation.
Through our projects in agriculture, we have succeeded to create cooperative units of farmers of different ethnicity with whom we work in synergy to ensure supply efficiency.
I am passionate about growth and innovation.
Thank you to the 2,000 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 Questions on Leadership!
I hope Kobi's answers will encourage you in your leadership journey. Enjoy!
1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Starting over from a failed project has proven to be the most challenging for me so far.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
Being the first born in a family of five, I have grown with a leadership role. Later on working with a telecom company as lead technician in fiber operations gave me a broader platform from which I moved to start the company I currently work in.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
After praying, as early as 6am I am out for exercise and by 9am my work day begins which runs till 6pm with short breaks. Time with family is important and bed time is 9pm.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
Assuming at any phase of a project is preparation for failure.
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?
How to win friends and influence people by Author Dale Carnegie.
On a daily bases, we work with people to accomplish goals, it goes a long way to be genuinely interested in people. This results in the smooth running of operations.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Think ahead and never give up.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
Beginning a project with data collected 2 months earlier, we realized on the field that our budget doesn't meet current market demand for implementation.
The main objectives were quality and quantity. We ended up with good quality and low quantity putting us behind on our objectives.