Name: Lesedi Lebogo
Title: Managing Director
Organisation: Techroid Solutions
I am the Managing Director at Techroid Solutions, a software consulting company that provides customized software solutions to various businesses and organizations. I oversee the software development lifecycle, from requirement analysis and design to testing and deployment, ensuring the quality and performance of the software solutions. I also mentor and coach the software development team, fostering a culture of innovation and collaboration. I have a Diploma in Computer Science from Tshwane University of Technology, and I have completed short courses in Product Management, Finance for Non-Financial Managers, and Entrepreneurship Development from Product School and GIBS Business School. I am proficient in AngularJS, a web development framework that I use to create dynamic and interactive web applications. I am passionate about leveraging technology and product management to create value and impact for businesses and society.
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1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?
Managing the team, together with clients projects and timelines of each project.
2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?
My journey started at the early stage in my career while i was at primary school when i took charge of a school activities while at school as a team leader, as well when i started working as an IT professional at corporate level, until then i embark into entrepreneurial journey specialising in IT Consulting as i saw a niche market of building customised software products for customers in Africa.
3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?
I start my day by exercising early by 5am, checking my emails and checking my diary for the rest of the day, head to the office, have coffee with my team and check in with them on the progress of each project they working on, attend dailry meetings, later in the evening go to gym, come back home spend time with family and later around 9pm sit at my home office and read a book.
4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?
To be open minded and collaborate with others to solve complex problems.
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?
The psychology of money, has taught me how to use and value the token called money, and how it impact people lives on a daily.
6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?
Be willing to be a student everyday and keep learning to up-skill yourself as the world's keep changing everyday with the technological innovations that keeps on impacting peoples lives.
7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?
The one thing that keeps on coming to my mind is to be a profound leader and transfer the skills to empower upcoming leaders to lead as an example.