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7 Questions on Leadership with Livingstone Tavul

Name: Livingstone Tavul

Title: Pro Vice Chancellor

Organisation: PNG UNRE

A senior Research Fellow specializing in Medical Research into tropical diseases, now working as the Pro Vice Chancellor for Policy, Planning & Development at the PNG University of Natural Resources & Environment (PNGUNRE)

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

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


Jonno White

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

Leading in an organization with a system that is old

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

Have worked through the ranks to be where I am today

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

Even on a daily basis is sticking to Vision, Mission, Plan of execution, Motivate Subordinates & Evaluating Outcomes

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

That leadership is also about facing the unknown

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?

A book on Leadership titled Leadership 101 by John C Maxwell. It nullifies common myths like leaders are born-not made. That anyone can become a leader and it can be learned, nurtured, and mastered including inspiring others into action or help them to grow

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

That Leadership is all about facilitating change

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

How a third world country like China, becoming the number one super economic power on the globe - such is a dynamic story.

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